Good luck to everyone receiving their A Level results this Thursday, 16 August. Students can collect their results from 8.30am at Booth Lane or Daventry. Click here for more info.

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Everything you need to know about collecting your A Level and GCSE results

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Everything you need to know about collecting your A Level and GCSE results

A Level Results Day: Thursday 16 August 2018You will be able to collect your A Level results from 8.30am at...

12. create your own music track in our studiosGet ready for Skills Fest - an amazing free event designed to showcase a range of exciting careers.

Drop in for advice and guidance!

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 10am - 1pm.

  • Take part in up to two 45 minute masterclasses at 10.45am and 12pm from a choice of more than 20 specialist sessions at Booth Lane or try out a programme of activities in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy at Lower Mounts (see below for a full list of the masterclasses that will be available on the day.)
  • Talk to staff for general advice and guidance (anytime between 10am and 1pm) on all course areas including Apprenticeships, the A Level Academy and Higher Education - you can access advice even if you would rather not sign up for a masterclass this time
  • Enjoy a free hot dog or pizza slice in our fabulous student refectory

To book your place please click on one of the links below. Numbers for each masterclass are restricted to 20 so parents will also need to book.

Booth Lane

  1. Bring your cupcakes to life with chocolate emojis
  2. Sing songs from the shows with our musical theatre workshop
  3. Learn the art of printing using traditional print press techniques
  4. Show off your presenting skills in a live radio show broadcast
  5. Use digital effects to bring the Tardis to Northampton College
  6. Create your own music track in our studios
  7. Drumming workshop
  8. Put yourself to the test with our climbing wall
  9. Fitness test
  10. Try some fun and games to find out what children learn when they play
  11. Grab your scrubs and prepare for surgery (operation not included!)
  12. Get some investment for your big idea in our Dragons’ Den
  13. Use real scientific theories to predict a volcanic eruption
  14. Touch up your car with our spray effects masterclass
  15. Keep your car on the road with our vehicle servicing and performance checks
  16. Wire up a domestic lighting circuit in our interactive electrical workshop
  17. Create the perfect weld joint with our virtual welding simulator
  18. Use your engineering skills to make a keyring with our 3D printer
  19. Photo editing for beginners
  20. Have fun with the English language in our catchphrase challenge
  21. Mean Maths – hard core challenges for Maths enthusiasts
  22. 'Donald Trump’s America’ – sample our History, Psychology and Sociology A Levels in a series of interactive workshops
  23. Cook-up a storm and try out your fiery flambé skills
  24. Introduction to darkroom photography
  25. Insight into accounting - making your business add up

 Lower Mounts

  1. Learn the latest braid and plait styles in our hairdressing workshop
  2. Perform the perfect manicure with soothing hand and arm massage

 

 
English GCSE

Week commencing 21/03/16 (week 35)
  • Assessment to start at 9.30/1.30
  • Length 2 1/4 hours
  • Minimum stay 1 hr (cannot leave (within last 15 mins)
English Functional Skills

Reading paper week commencing 11/01/16 (week 25)
  • Assessment to start at 9.30/1.30
  • Length 1 hour reading paper
Writing paper week commencing 29/02/16 (week 32)
  • Assessment to start at 9.30/1.30
  • Length 1 hour writing paper
Maths GCSE

Week commencing 14/03/2015 (non calculator) and 21/03/2015 (calculator)
  • Assessment to start at 9.30/1.30
  • Length 1 1/2 hours
  • Minimum stay 1 hr (cannot leave within last 15 mins)
Maths Functional Skills

Week commencing 18/01/15 and 14/03/15
  • Assessment to start at 9.30/1.30
  • Length 1 1/2 hours
  • Minimum stay 1 hr (cannot leave within last 15 mins)
syed zaidEngineering student Syed was delighted to pick up his GCSE results and find that he had achieved a grade B for English. This was his third attempt as he had taken the exam twice before and achieved a D grade previously.

Syed is studying for a Level 3 qualification in Electronics but he needed to improve his English and get a better grade so he can go on to university.

He said: “I’m delighted to have improved my grade by two marks since I last took the exam. Since coming to college, I have got on better because the teaching style is different and I have found the atmosphere open and friendly so learning is fun. My teacher also helped by running extra sessions in the library during half term so I felt very well prepared.”

Syed has set his sights on gaining a degree at The University of Bristol and will then consider a range of engineering opportunities.

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If you are still unsure about your options for this academic year, why not book a place on one of our advice and guidance sessions at Booth Lane or Lower Mounts? There are still plenty of places left on exciting courses starting this September that could change your life. You’ll receive great one to one advice and see first-hand what we can offer.

Don't worry if you didn't achieve a grade 4 or higher in maths and English - you can still join a college course and continue to study these subjects.

Please click on one of the dates to book your appointment.  

Booth Lane

Wednesday 29 August, 4pm – 7pm
Thursday 30 August, 4pm – 7pm
Tuesday 4 September, 4pm – 7pm
Wednesday 5 September, 4pm – 7pm
Thursday 6 September, 4pm – 7pm
Tuesday 11 September, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 18 September, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 25 September, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 2 October, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 9 October, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 16 October, 5pm – 7.30pm

Lower Mounts (for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy)

Wednesday 29 August, 4pm – 7pm
Thursday 30 August, 4pm – 7pm
Tuesday 4 September, 4pm – 7pm
Wednesday 5 September, 4pm – 7pm
Thursday 6 September, 4pm – 7pm
Tuesday 11 September, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 18 September, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 25 September, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 2 October, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 9 October, 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 16 October, 5pm – 7.30pm

Daventry

28 August and 4, 11, 18 and 25 September

No need to book an appointment – just drop-in between 4pm and 6pm

How do I enrol?

Before you can start your course you will need to have attended an interview or advice appointment and enrolled. You will not be guaranteed a place on your course until you have fully enrolled and received your Student ID Card and Learning Agreement.

How to enrol if you’ve applied and received a pre-course welcome letter

If you have already applied for a course at Northampton College, and have been offered a place, you should have received a letter inviting you to attend a pre-course welcome session, including where and when your session is and what you need to bring with you. 

If you have already received an offer, please bring evidence to show that you have met the conditions of your offer. This could include copies of certificates/proof of qualifications/reference that were requested at interview/identified in your conditional offer letter.

How to enrol if you’ve applied and not received a letter

If you applied over the summer and have not received confirmation of an interview time please book an advice appointment at the College to discuss course options.

How to enrol if you’ve not yet applied

Please book an advice appointment at the College to discuss course options.

What do I need to bring to enrol?

Please bring any of the following with you if you can:

  • Certificates or results showing the qualifications you have achieved
  • UK/EU passport or ID card.
  • Full birth certificate (UK/EEA Nationals).
  • Full photo driving licence (UK/EEA Nationals).
  • Home Office documents.
  • Non EU passport showing a valid visa.
  • A recent solicitor’s letter or any other documents you hold regarding your residency status.
If you are aged 19 or over and receiving any of the following please bring evidence with you:
  • Job Seekers Allowance 
  • Employment Support Allowance 
If you are aged 19 or over and receiving any of the following please bring evidence with you:
  • Council tax support; housing benefit; income support; guaranteed pension credit; new enterprise allowance; working tax credit; an asylum seeker in receipt of AS/NASS/Section 4 support.
You will also need to bring money to pay for your fees. You will be assessed for fee purposes when you visit the College.

You will not be guaranteed a place on your course until you have fully enrolled and received your Student ID Card and Learning Agreement.

If you have any queries please call us on 0300 123 2344

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