Welcome to the 'New Starters' section of our website - designed to be a one-stop 'portal' for Year 11 students starting at the College this September (and their parents or carers).
For the first time ever, it's likely that 'Introductory Day' on 30 June is going to be a virtual one - but we'll keep you posted on that front - and let you know as soon as we know! Either way, it'll be a day when you start to ease yourself into College life and start feeling at home.
On Introductory Day, you'll get to meet some of the College's fantastic staff and current students and be given time to reflect upon your course choices for September. Before then, we've got some tasks and activities we'd like you to complete, to help you on your journey.
Once you've watched the video, read on, to find out how to Get Ready for Reigate.
In preparation for starting at Reigate, and before we set you loose on doing some course specific tasks and activities (from 4 May) we’d like you to:
- Read through the New Starters Admissions Calendar so as to check you’ve read and understood what’s happening when.
- Have a go at the ‘Get Ready for Reigate’ tasks and activities below. Please complete all four sections by 4 May.
Find out about the huge amount of support available to you at the College and take our Support Quiz.
2. Making Friends
If you’re worried about making friends when you start in September, and even if you’re not (!), please take a look at this useful film.
Four tasks to complete to get you thinking about the Skills you’re going to need to succeed in your Sixth Form studies.
Having an idea of what you’re working towards when you leave the College in two years time can be hugely motivating.
It’s really important to feel that you’ve chosen the right subjects and to start at College confident that you’re doing the courses you know you’ll enjoy, and will do well in.
It’s worth investing a bit of time now, investigating your subjects, and what they will actually involve, rather than leaving it until the beginning of term!
It’s particularly important to spend some time exploring subjects you haven’t studied before. These might include: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Philosophy, Media, Film, Economics, Politics etc.
Tasks and Activities:
- Follow this link to the New Starters A-Z Course Listing to find the three or four subjects you're planning on studying in September. From here, you can click on the 'Explore Your Subject' sub-heading and see the tasks and activities that should be completed by 1 June.
- More course-related tasks and activities will be released on 1 June (Get Going) and 1 July (Aim High).
It’s important to keep up-to-date with all the latest information with respect to starting at the College.
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook
We’re keen for all students (and parents or carers) to follow the College on Instagram and/or Facebook @Reigate College. As well as keeping up to-date with the latest news, you’ll then be able to message us and let us know how you’re getting on with some of the tasks and activities.
Regularly check the New Starters Admissions Calendar
We recommend you check the New Starters Admissions Calendar to check for any date changes.
Use the Important Comms Repository
Copies of all the important New Starters communications that have been sent by Student Services, will be saved below.
March On Route newsletter
We will be releasing ‘Get Going’ tasks and activities to help you delve deeper into your chosen subject choices.
Completing these tasks will help prepare you for your courses, so that you can Start with Confidence in September.
These tasks will be located in the subject specific ‘Get Going’ sections of the New Starters A to Z Course listing from 1 June, and should be completed by 1 July.
Once you’ve taken part in the College’s first ever virtual Introductory Day on 30 June, and decided you’re definitely going to enrol (why wouldn’t you?!), you will be asked to complete a more formal Aim High task.
These tasks will be located in the subject specific ‘Aiming High’ sections of the New Starters A to Z Course listing from 1 July.
These tasks and activities are mandatory and all new students will need to complete them before Choices Day on 25 August.
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Get ahead of the game and do some prep for the Extended Project Qualification
Medics Vets and Dentists (MVD) Research Task
All prospective Medics, Vets and Dentists should complete this research task.
From 17 July we suggest you take some well-earned time out! Relax and enjoy your summer holidays – wherever you happen to be taking them!
GCSE grades will be announced on 20 August 2020.
You will receive a letter from Reigate College inviting you to an enrolment appointment on either Wednesday 26 or Thursday 27 August. You should allow to spend around two hours at College, as this is the time you’ll get your photo taken for your student ID, sign up for sports teams, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award and so on.
Before you come to College to enrol, you’ll be invited to come to Choices Day on Tuesday 25 August. This is the day that you’ll try out some lessons and make a final decision about your Study Programme.