CLF Post 16 Newsletter

5th June 2015

Upcoming Post 16 Dates

19th June 2015

KOA Leavers Prom - Grand Hotel

24th June 2015

Plymouth Open Day trip

26th June 2015

JCA Y12 & Y13 Leavers Assembly 12pm - 3pm - Eye

29th June 2015

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

3rd July 2015

Cardiff University Residential Trip

10th July 2015

JCA Prom - Totos Wine Bar

10th July 2015

Bristol Brunel Inset Day

5th September 2015

Exeter Open Day trip

Student Achievements

  • Heena Ahmed from the boomsatsuma programme has been elected as the Year 13 Academy Council leader for CLF Post-16.
  • Huge well done to Lewis Barry who has secured an apprenticeship with Renishaw as a Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer!
  • Congratulations to Abbie Hamblett who will start her apprenticeship as a Teaching Assistant at Kings Forest Primary School in September.
  • Becky Dudley has been elected as LGBT Champion for the Bristol City Youth Council - congratulations to her!

Clearing 2015 : UCAS’ New Service For Applicants

All students can sign up for this (in addition to Clearing which applicants are encouraged to use in the usual way) if they submitted their application before 30 June and paid the full £23 fee. They need to sign up BEFORE A Level results day on 13 August.

It will allow universities and colleges to make direct contact with unplaced students once they have their results, to offer them a place on a relevant course.

  • The aim is to help applicants secure a place more quickly,
  • The service is entirely optional.
  • Applicants who sign up can still go through Clearing in the same way as previous years – if they want to.
  • Applicants don’t have to accept any offers they receive, and should consider all options before committing to a place.
  • We'll ensure protocols and guidelines for contacting applicants are clear.
  • Each applicant will be approached by a maximum of five universities or colleges.
  • All current applicants from your centre will receive an email invitation in the week commencing 20 April with the option to sign up to this free service.
  • If applicants who have signed up fulfil their offer conditions and receive a confirmed place on results day, their name will be removed from the service and they won’t be contacted.

Please return your permission slips and money for the Uni Open Day Trips

JCA Leavers Assembly!

Join us in the Cabot Eye for pizza, talent contests, "I'm a Celebrity" games and much more! See you on the 26th from 12pm - 3pm!

CLF Year 13 Prom - Last chance for tickets!

Year 13 prom at Totos Wine Bar open to all year 13 students. Price is £10 and includes free photo booth with unlimited prints all night! If you would like to attend, please contact Kate at JCA and click to RSVP

KOA Prom

Year 13 Prom organised by KOA students - this is taking place at The Grand Hotel on Friday 19th June. The cost is £22 to include a buffet and as much dancing as you can handle! If you would like to attend please see Michelle at KOA, money to be paid by 30th April.

Work Experience! The time to apply is NOW

It's time to start looking for your work experience places!! Placement is Monday 13th July - Friday 17th July so your time is fast approaching! For hints and tips click here

Medicine or Dentistry

If you are wishing to apply to study Medicine or Dentistry for entry in 2016 (or deferred entry in 2017) you need to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) this summer.

Key dates:

Registration opens - 01 May 2015

Testing begins - 01 July 2015

Registration closes - 22 September 2015

Bursary & exemption deadline - 22 September 2015

Booking/rescheduling deadline - 05 October 2015

Last testing date - 06 October 2015

UCAS application deadline - 15 October 2015

Further details of the courses which require applicants to take the test can be found at:

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National Citizen Service

NCS is open to all 16 and 17 year olds in England. It is a four week programme, including a week residential which helps to build skills for work and life by taking part in social action projects. The cost is a maximum of £50 for the whole programme. Visit for more information.

Hospital Work Experience

Premed Projects offer hospital work experience for students aged 16+ in UK private hospitals to give students the best possible head start on the competition.

Students get to spend 1-week shadowing medical professionals in a real life UK hospital in London, Leeds or Bristol.

Living during the week in the Premed Project house with a fully supportive staff team, students also have the benefit of Premed Project med school lectures from UK doctors and a social environment to learn about their future healthcare career with other likeminded students from all over the world.

We have a little remaining spaces for October half term and February half term 2016 and during summer holidays 2016.

If you are interested in careers in medicine, nursing, midwifery or dentistry go to to find out more about university applications for healthcare degrees.

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Careers, education, Information, advice and impartial guidance will be offered to all students from year 8 – 13 this is to make sure that all students get the support they need at all their key decision points. Your Academy Careers Adviser is a member of the "CLF Raising Aspirations Team" - here to support students when making choices about education and training

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