CLF Post 16 Newsletter

20th March 2015

Upcoming Post 16 Dates

24th March 2015

Oxbridge Trip

25th March 2015

BBA INSET Day, site closed

Bristol Meningitis Swabs at JCA for relevant students

27th March 2015

JCA INSET Day, site closed

2nd April 2015

Law information Day - Burges Salmon 10.30am - 3pm

13th April 2015

BMA Inset Day - Site closed

14th April 2015

UCAS Convention at Exhibition Centre

17th April 2015

Bristol Meningitis Swabs at JCA for relevant students

15th May 2015

Bristol Meningitis Swabs at JCA for relevant students

4th June 2015

UCAS for Parents Information night 6pm - 8pm - Venue TBC

24th June 2015

Gap Year Fair (Bristol Grammar School) 4pm - 6pm

Student Achievements

Well done to Ikram Osman and Halima Jarma from BMA who were nominated for Future Leaders awards at the Empowered event on the 10th of March at the Trinity Centre.

They won awards for their Leadership roles within Bristol Met and the wider community.

Congratulations to you both!

US Ambassador round 2!

Exciting news - we've been invited as one of five Post 16 centres who had 'lively' debate with the US Ambassador to a 'Bite the Bullet' event on Wednesday March 25th 1.15pm-3.30pm in London.

Being invited in itself is a real achievement to the CLF so well done to everyone who attended the US Ambassador event at BMA in February.

This is available to 30 students and we will be picking a few students who are 'up' for debating. Please let your teachers know if you have a particular interest in attending this event.

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Interested in Art, Architecture, Design or Bristol?

Bristol is the European Green Capital - Shape My City will have a focus on sustainability.

The programme is about getting you to think about the city around you, who places are designed for, why the city how it is and who contributed to making it that way. It is a chance for you to get involved with industry progessionals and a way to gain new knowledge and skills.

You will:

  • work with and learn from built environment/design professionals and university students
  • acheive Arts Award accreditation
  • gain valuable experience to enhance college/university applications
  • connect with other young people across the city

The project aims to:

  • develop knowledge and skills about design, public art, landscaping, sustainability, planning, heritage and citizenship in young people
  • develop understanding and appreciation of the art form of architecture and the impact it has on people’s lives

We are now recruiting participants for our 2015 Shape My City programme.

If you would like to be involved please download and complete the application form from and return it to:

The deadline for applications has been extended to 5pm on Thursday 2 April 2015

COMPETITION - Photography, art and all creative students!

Would you like your work to be showcased on this newsletter? Email with your entry of work to to have a chance to appear as the background to Post 16 newsletter which is shared across 5 sites!
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Student Representitive needed for CLF Academy Council

Submit any interest to

51 Days until the start of exams

Student Finance

Students applying for university or college courses in 2015/16 should apply for their student finance NOW.

The deadline to make sure students get all their money for the start of their course is 31 May. If your application is late, your money might be too. It’s quick and easy to apply for student finance online at

Remember, you don’t need to have a confirmed place to apply, you can tell Student Finance about your preferred choice of course and change it later if they need to.

Take a look at the student finance zone where you can find a range of helpful tools and guidance

There are also interactive quick start guides, which you can find at

If you have any more questions or need advice and guidance, speak to your Post 16 team at your home academy.


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Ernst and Young Vacancies

Ernst and Young are currently recruiting for a large number of Audit and Tax school leaver vacancies. The requirements for EY are a minimum of 300 UCAS points or equivalent from your top 3 grades (not including General Studies or A2 resits), either predicted or achieved and a minimum of grade B or higher in GCSE Maths and English Language.

They offer a full time job with a competitive salary, independence and responsibility – without going to university first. The EY School Leaver programme is an alternative to university that can lead to the same professional qualification you’d get as a graduate. You could even qualify sooner than some graduates, and all without any fees or debt.

Click the below link for full details on how to apply.

Engineering Apprenticeship Vacancies

Renishaw PLC is currently offering Software Apprenticeships to smart, bright, and motivated individuals who want to start a fulfilling and rewarding role as Software Engineers.

This structured apprenticeship will see successful candidates working in Group Engineering Software where they will learn core programing skills, in addition to general software design techniques, such as object oriented programming, design methodologies, project management and formalised software development processes, including the Agile process.

What do I need to apply?

  • A levels with a minimum of 280 UCAS points with at least one in either Maths or Physics and a second in a Computer Science related subject
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical exposure to programming
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • A genuine desire to become an exceptional Software Engineer

Locations : Charfield in South Gloucestershire and Miskin in South Wales

To apply, visit the website -

Cash Convertors

Cash Converters in Kingswood (Regent Street) are looking for an honest member of Post 16 who knows about technology to take up a job with them to replace Max Smale from JCA who currently works there!

Work would be around 2 hours a day, Monday - Friday 4pm - 6pm, with opportunity for Saturday work.

Please contact Jon Regan on 0117 9604498 for more information or on

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