19 Jul

July Update

A level taster event at Thomas Rotherham College

On Wednesday 4th July Year 11 pupils were given the opportunity to attend this event at TRC which helped them to find out more about the subjects they may be interested in studying at college after Y11.

67 pupils attended the event and had the chance to try out 3 taster subjects throughout the day. They were able to choose from over 25 different subjects including Film, Maths, Biology, Law and Psychology.

The day also included a tour of the college and information sessions on careers, academic support available and the entrance criteria and grades needed to apply. The pupils gained a lot of information which will help them to make more informed decisions about their future career and course choices.

Results Day Drop In Events

All the local colleges will be open on GCSE results day – 23rd August to offer support and advice to any pupils following their GCSE results. Check the college websites for opening times.

AMRC – Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre – a chance to look around the training centre and find out about the Engineering apprenticeships available. They are holding an open event during 6th – 9th August. You need to register to attend on their website.

The Source at Meadowhall are holding an event to find out more about starting a traineeship with them. The event is on 24th July at 10.30 am. Contact 0114 2635691 to book onto the event. All the local training organisations including CTS, Morthyng and Lifeskills will be open during July and August for pupils to contact them to find out about study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeship options. Contact each organisation direct to arrange an interview.

Bar Mock Trail Competition

Y9-Y11 pupils have been given an opportunity to take part in a National Bar Trail. They will take on various court roles such as barrister, court clerk, usher, Jury, Court reporter and court artist, and present a case to a real judge in Leeds Courts in November 2018! Should they win their heat, they will go through to regional finals! Anyone interested must be aged 14 before November 16th 2018, and should see Mrs Tank. 30 April 28.


Local employers have advertised the following apprenticeship vacancies which Y11 pupils have been informed about and encouraged to apply.

• Forgemasters Engineering in Sheffield advertised for 33 different types of apprenticeships
• Team Know How at Meadowhall were advertising for Technical Support and Sales Apprenticeships. They were recruiting during July. Contact them via The Source website for details of other opportunities.

To find out about other apprenticeship opportunities you need to go to www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch