The Horsham Film Festival takes place at the Everyman Cinema in Horsham and shows a variety of films over several days including a film made in and about West Sussex. One of our students has been shortlisted for one of the categories, more details to follow . Tickets are available from Everyman.
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Collyer's is one of the leading sixth form colleges in the country We offer a wide range of subjects and qualifications, including Adult Education classes.
Collyer's is one of the leading sixth form colleges in the country and the top state provider for A Levels across the whole of West Sussex.
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This week marked the successful completion of final placements for our T Level Digital Production, Design, and Development students. A heartfelt thank you to EPAM, Red River, Creative Technology, Metricell, Horsham District Council, and Honeywell for their invaluable support. Their partnership was crucial in not only helping our students fulfil their placement hours but also in providing them with rich industry insights and fostering the development of essential soft and technical skills.
The feedback from both the participating employers and students has been overwhelmingly positive. It's been truly remarkable to observe the students' journey as they've broadened their understanding of the subject matter and significantly boosted their confidence. These real-world opportunities have facilitated their growth, and we couldn't be prouder of their progress.
This is what Dan Faragalla had to say to EPAM who provided such an excellent placement opportunity.
"Today was the last day of my second industry placement at EPAM Systems. What an experience it has been! I've learnt so much about the world of tech and worked with some incredible people from all around the world. They welcomed me, Calvin May, and Joel Wingrove to their team and were all so supportive. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who made it possible, and to everyone who spent time with us and made us feel so involved. I'd like to give a special thanks to Richard Lewis and Panos Archondakis for being our placement leads. I've had an amazing time at EPAM and it has been incredibly valuable. It is an experience that I will never forget!"
We wish to appoint a highly skilled Director of Student Engagement to support the Vice Principal (Pastoral) in the leadership and management of student engagement and behaviour. With a focus on maintaining a positive, purposeful and respectful environment for student learning and personal development, the Director of Student Engagement will line manage the Tutorial & Enrichment Coordinator and the Head of House Team providing advice and support in managing complex disciplinary, guidance and support issue. For full details please see our advert below
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“INTERNATIONAL” THRILLER AT COLLYER’S
MEN’S BASKETBALL BEATEN AT THE BUZZER BY CARDIFF’S ST DAVID’S COLLEGE
This week Collyer’s men’s basketball lost their first CBL (College Basketball League) game of the season at the hands of Cardiff’s St David’s Sixth Form College 79-77. Played before a packed house at Collyer’s Cowley Sports Hall, Collyer’s bounced back from a first quarter deficit to take a lead, which then switched from team to team in a thrilling encounter. St David’s won the clash on the buzzer.
Across the country, colleges are marking Colleges Week from 9 October, which is now in its sixth year. Around 1.6m students are educated in further education colleges across the UK, and this annual event is an opportunity to showcase the breadth of opportunities colleges provide and the ways in which they transform lives and communities.
This year, the celebrations span two weeks (9-20 October). The first week focuses on how colleges support local skills, labour markets and life chances. It includes webinars on key sectors such as construction, green skills and the NHS.
Calling all Year 11's! Our Open evenings are on 8th and 9th November. Come along and see our wonderful facilities, meet our staff and find out what subjects we can offer you. https://www.collyers.ac.uk/admissions/open-evenings/
FLYING VISIT TO BIODIVERSITY PROJECT
STUDENTS SUPPORT RSPB RESTORATION
Collyer’s first year Environmental Science students recently visited the RSPB Pulborough Brooks in the Arun Valley to collect data on biodiversity for a heathland restoration project.
Students received training in how to record biotic species diversity using quadrats and sweep nets and measure the abiotic factors that would influence biodiversity, including using light meters. They received hand on experience of random and systematic sampling using quadrats to estimate species diversity in non-restored conifer plantation versus restored heathland habitats.
Dr Carr added: “The group also used a transect survey to detect differences between newly cleared ground versus longer established heathland. “The Biodiversity Restoration Project is incredibly important, so it is an honour and a pleasure for us to get involved. The students had a brilliant time.”
Collyer’s English and Law students recently took part in a lecture and workshop run by the University of Portsmouth focussing on the power of language, illustrated through a court room transcript.
Environmental Science students visted National Oceanography Centre and boarded RV Calista as part of their four days of field work required for their course.
Students All on Board For Field Work - Collyer's Last week Collyer’s Environmental Science students descended on the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton and boarded RV Callista as it headed into the Solent.
Collyer’s Student Ambassadors, nicknamed the “Dream Team”, are visiting schools and colleges across the region this autumn, to help year 11 pupils make informed choices about their futures and what Collyer’s can offer them in 2024. The students, who joined the college from schools all over the southeast, study programmes across the broad range of subjects offered at Collyer’s.
Ellie West Wilson, who has presented at assemblies and supported post 16 evenings, said: “We’ve really enjoyed our time at Collyer’s and feel that young people in the area thinking about where to go after leaving school deserve the chance to find out more about the sixth form college route.”
Stella Ackerman said: “I know that if I were back in year 10 or 11, I would have really appreciated the help and advice we offer.”
James Yandall said: “Being an Ambassador is our opportunity to give something back.”
Much of the early focus of the of Ambassadors has been visiting schools’ Post 16 Advice and Guidance Evenings. The work builds towards the Collyer’s Open Evenings, which take place on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November.
Jade Vohra said: “Being part of the Ambassadorial Team is an important responsibility and a fantastic chance to inspire young people to look forward to their education at our college.”
Stuart Andrews and Rebecca Moon who teach at Collyer's were involved with the promotion material for the up coming SilverTip Film Festival 2023 at the Everyman Cinema Horsham. As two of the four judges Stuart and Rebecca partook in some interviews to explain the premise of the festival.
Judges Quickfire Questions - Horsham Film Festival 2023 The Horsham Film Festival judges - and Mike - were asked a series of probing and grilling questions in rapid succession and here are their answers! What did ...
COLLYER’S A-TEAM MAKE THE GRADE
61% ACHIEVE A*/B AT A-LEVEL
Students at Collyer’s, one of the leading sixth form colleges in the country, have achieved 61% high grades (A*-B) at A-Level. Particularly strong individual A*-B subject results include Further Maths (97%), Electronics (83%), Computer Science (83%), Textiles (80%), Maths (77%); Politics (74%), EPQ (73%), Physics (73%), Law (72%), Media (69%); Chemistry (69%), Geology (67%), Fine Art (67%), Psychology (66%), and Photography (62%). The overall A-level pass rate is 99.5%.
Collyer’s Principal Dan Lodge said: “I am incredibly proud of the achievement of all our students at Collyer’s this summer, particularly as this was the first time most had taken public exams. We are all delighted to see this cohort rewarded for their hard work and resilience with an amazing 61% A*-B and 31% A*-A grades at A Level and with strong performance across our vocational and technical courses as well.”
Collyer’s Chair of Governors, Graham Lawrence, added: “Huge congratulations and the best of luck to all our students as they embark on their exciting journeys!
“Thanks also to our wonderful staff for guiding and supporting our students so professionally”.
Just some of the noteworthy individual successes included: Former Tanbridge House School (THS) pupil Max Cole, who achieved A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science, will study Computer Science with Business Studies at Warwick University, Greg Dargue, who also joined from THS, leaves Collyer’s with A*s in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics, and an A in his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Greg will now read Physics at Durham University. Shriya Jayatilaka, who joined Collyer’s from Hurst, achieved A*s in English Literature, Politics, Law, and Sociology, and will read Law at the University of Leeds. Evan Fung, who joined Collyer’s from Cheung Chuk Shan College in Hong Kong, achieved A*s in Physics, Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths, and now heads to the University of Warwick to study Maths and Physics. Ruth Ironmonger, who prior to Collyer’s attended Millais, achieved A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry, and is now set for Bristol University to study Chemistry.
Ruth Ironmonger said: “I'd like to thank all my lovely teachers for helping me through both years at Collyer’s”.
Max Cole said: “Thank you to all my friends, family and the staff at Collyer’s for getting me to where I am today”.
Shriya Jayatilaka added: “I'd like to thank my teachers for supporting and motivating me throughout my time at Collyer’s”.
Former Angmering pupil Joe Baxendale heads to Cambridge University to study Economics, Evie Bennett, who joined Collyer’s from Worthing High, will study Natural Sciences at the University of Bath, while former Forest pupil Joe Bensusan is heading to Oxford University to study PPE. Karena Ho will study Computer Science at the University of Bristol, and Jade Vohra, who previously attended Oriel in Crawley, will now read Physics at Oxford. Daniel Wright, who joined Collyer’s from Forest, will study Computer Science at Warwick.
Karena Ho, who joined Collyer’s from True Light Girls’ College in Hong Kong said: “I would like to thank my family, my teachers and my friends who have been supporting me a lot during my time at Collyer’s”.
Joe Baxendale said: “Thanks a lot to all my great teachers who helped me get here”.
Joe Bensusan was thrilled: “I want to thank Collyer's for all of their support over the past two years, which has allowed me to achieve three 3 A*s and progress to higher education at Oxford University.”
Jade Vohra added: “I’m honestly shocked with my results, but I’m super pleased!”
Deputy Principal Steve Martell was delighted with the college’s Level 3 vocational and T-Level success: “Our bright, resilient, hard-working students have performed wonderfully, yet again!”
Dan Lodge added: “The Collyer’s community could not be prouder of the class of 2023. We are the number one choice for A levels in West Sussex and look forward to welcoming a record number of new students this autumn, who will be able to enjoy state of the art facilities in our new Memorial Library, Drama Studio and Shelley building.”
Collyer’s Student Ambassadors of 2023 supported their final event this week, a post 16 Fair at Hazelwick School in Crawley. The Ambassadors, affectionately nicknamed the “Dream Team”, have been visiting schools and colleges across the region throughout the year to support the next generation. They are an absolute credit to the Collyer’s community, and we could not be prouder of them. Thank you!
Collyer's T Level Digital Production, Design, and Development students have gained invaluable skills in the software industry during their placement opportunities.
Check out the amazing video showcasing their impressive work as a result of the placement opportunities at Red River! The feedback from Red River has been overwhelmingly positive: "The students did an outstanding job during their time with us. We were truly impressed by their ability to tackle the challenge of building a robust production-ready system using an unfamiliar technology stack." - James Seden Smith, Red River.
It is evident that students gained much from their placement and acquired numerous industry-relevant skills. "As their teacher, I am filled with pride as I witness their growth and increased confidence resulting from their placements. It is truly inspiring to see how they harness their experiences to foster collaboration among their peers, infusing our classroom with the latest industry standards and applications. Their dedication to share their skills and knowledge is truly commendable". - Ash Malde.
Let's celebrate the achievements of our talented students and their remarkable journey into the software industry, and the employers that are making this possible!
Collyer’s students raised the bar for work experience this term, with over a thousand students taking part in Collyer’s WEX Week 2023.
During the week, around 600 students immersed themselves in a workplace; enabling them to further their employability skills and make decisions about their future career. 275 became interns in The Collyer's Internship with ; an experience designed to tap into creativity, learn valuable skills and gain exposure to the working world. A further 165 completed virtual work experience programmes across a wide range of industries. The feedback received from students and work experience providers has been overwhelmingly positive.
WEX Week would not be possible without the incredible support of businesses and organisations who have supported Collyer's students with work experience and become part of their learning journey. If your business would like to connect with the workforce of the future and join Collyer’s work experience community, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=CdDIyR-2JUOW3P06doIHq2UW35odowxJl3Iw7oLlc39UQ1ZXNUlDQURKRk9HWjZNUlI4VjEwREVVMy4u
Last week Collyer’s welcomed students to the college for a taster day, ready for a new start in September. Students visited the college from across the region and internationally to meet their new teachers and tutors, have taster lessons in their chosen subjects and learn about our “360 Degrees” enrichment offer. Huge thanks to our brilliant Student Ambassadors who answered questions and guided new students throughout their day.
Discover the incredible opportunities provided by the T Level Digital Production, Design, and Development (DPDD) Course at Collyer's. Watch our video produced by our media hub students, featuring our T Level DPDD students and valued employer partner, Red River.
We extend our gratitude to the companies currently supporting our placements. Your commitment not only supports student growth but also addresses the critical skills shortage in the software industry.
Through our dynamic curriculum and placement opportunities, our students are empowered to develop their digital skills and refine their creative talents. They gain hands-on experience and acquire the in-demand skills necessary to unlock their full potential in the digital production and design field. This prepares them for diverse progression pathways, including thriving careers, apprenticeships, and university degrees within this dynamic industry.
By offering placement opportunities, employers actively shape the future of digital production, and play an invaluable role in addressing the skills shortage and nurturing young talent.
Join a community that fosters growth, creativity, and innovation. Together, we help shape the digital production landscape.
We have 2 vacancies for a Study Support Assistant, one is permanent the other fixed term. You will be supporting students with individual or additional needs in the classroom and in small groups. for further details please see our website:
Vacancies - Collyer's The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all successful candidates are required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.
We are looking to recruit an Adult Education Adviser to join our current team. This is a part time term time role with an emphasis on Data and Evaluation. Good IT and customer services skills as well accuracy and attention to detail are required for this post. For further information please see our website:⬇️
Adult Education Advisor (Data & Evaluation) - Collyer's We are looking to recruit an Adult Education Adviser to join our current team. For this post, you will need to have a customer service focus, good IT skills, great attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to prioritise tasks and follow through. Previous experience of managing educational dat...
We are looking for an evening IT Technician to support our Adult learners and tutors as well as evening college events. Excellent communications skills, a calm methodical approach to problems and a good understanding of Microsoft and Azure products. For further details please see our website ⬇️.
IT Support Technician (Evening) - Collyer's We are looking for an IT Technician to provide IT support during the evening for Adult Education courses and college evening events.
Numerous events have taken place at Collyer’s to support Green Week 2023, from setting up a bee hotel, to learning about environmentally friendly cosmetics. Huge thanks to Ian Carr, Assistant Director of Faculty for Science, Head of Geology, and Environmental Science and everyone involved for making it such a spectacular success.
The first lessons have been taking place in Collyer’s new Shelley building this week. Students studying Criminology, Sociology, Film Studies and Creative Digital Media have been enjoying the state of the art facilities.
Collyer’s Travel & Tourism students have visited Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens in Horsham to support Sussex Day and local tourism.
The students were given the opportunity to help Luke, the new owner, to develop ideas to promote the attraction. The display today was absolutely amazing, and the students learnt an incredible amount about the birds and how the business operates
Collyer’s students recently visited Cambridge University, as part of the college’s Higher Education progression programme. We are extremely grateful to St John’s College for their incredible hospitality, which included a tour, a session on choosing the right subject at university, and a Q&A with current students. Enormous thanks also to our Oxbridge Co-ordinator Noami Lask for creating such a wonderful opportunity.
We require an Adult Ed tutor for our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Healthcare Professions) Biology. This is an evening role incuding some Saturdays. For further information please see our website⬇️
Adult Education Tutor - Collyer's Please contact Sally Kent Adult Education Manager [email protected] or the recruitment team [email protected] if you have any questions about the role. We look forward to hearing from you.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident person to be our Director of Admissions and Marketing. Experience in marketing, student recruitment and admissions as well as being an excellent communicator and organiser. For further details please see our website⬇️
Director of Admissions and Marketing - Collyer's We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Admissions and Marketing to ensure high quality and efficient processes in marketing, student recruitment and admissions for the college.
Congratulations to Collyer’s dance company who recently enjoyed success at Dance Live! The Collyer’s team were placed 3rd overall in the regional heat. The college also won best ‘Journey to Dance Live Video’ and a ‘Creative Achievement Award’ for their soundtrack, both created in collaboration with the Collyer’s ‘Media Hub’. Read the full story here: http://www.collyers.ac.uk/category/news/
We require a Study Support Assistant from September. You will be supporting students with individual or additional needs particularly in Maths and Science subjects. For further information please see our website.
Study Support Assistant - Collyer's We are looking for a Study Support Assistant to support students with individual or additional needs in the classroom, in 1:1 sessions and as part of small group support. Ideally the successful applicant will have an interest in Maths and Science to complement the skills of our existing team. Abilit...
We are looking to appoint a PA for our Deputy and Vice Principal. this is a part time term time role. Good organisational skills and excellent communication skills are essential. For further information please see our website ⬇️
PA to Deputy and Vice Principal - Collyer's We are looking to appoint a PA to provide effective secretarial and administrative support to members of the Senior Management Team. The hours would be worked over 4 days per week ideally Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Some flexibility in hours will be required to attend college events and me...
We require a cleaner for 30 hours a week term time only. For further details and how to apple please see our website⬇️
Cleaner - Collyer's Cleaner duties involve the cleaning of communal areas, classrooms and washrooms in a specified area of the college and any other light cleaning jobs to ensure a high quality and clean environment for our community.
Very much looking forward to welcoming the friends and families of our L3 BTEC Extended Diploma Art and Design students on Wednesday 24th May for our end of course exhibition and celebration of two years hard work. Poster designed by Mia Braithwaite
Today we have been celebrating Founder’s Day at Collyer’s. As well as saying goodbye to students who will soon be leaving us, we have also been gathering to give thanks to the college’s founder Richard Collyer. Good luck to all of our second year students who are due to sit their final exams soon!
The Young Enterprise team at Collyer’s recently took a market stall in Horsham to promote their business, which they have named Carlogne. Inspired by their fellow students, the team developed a ‘green’ recycled car air freshener product out of used nail vanish bottles. Congratulations to the Young Enterprise team and our brilliant Careers Team for their support.
A level Photography students from Collyer’s have enjoyed success for the second year running at the Beyond the Frame competition run by Norwich University of the Arts. Four shortlisted students from the college were invited to attend the exhibition private view.
Read the full story here: https://www.collyers.ac.uk/students-in-the-frame-for-national-prizes/
Collyer's are proud to be working with educational organisation 8billionideas to offer year 12 students the opportunity to participate in The Internship. This award-winning programme enables students to experience interning for a fictional modern startup, giving them a taste of the different departments within. Collyer's students can find out about The Internship on the Careers SharePoint and sign up on My Progress Shop until 19th May.
Thank you to gifted artist Ceri Pennington, currently working as a library assistant and curriculum support officer at Collyer’s, who has kindly donated a cast of her sculpture of a Velociraptor, a small dinosaur that lived around 70 million years ago, to the college’s Geology department!
We require a Cleaner term time only Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 9.00pm.
Cleaner duties involve the cleaning of communal areas, classrooms and washrooms in a specified area of the college and any other light cleaning jobs to ensure a high quality and clean environment for our community.
For further detaila nad how to apply please see our website ⬇️
Cleaner - Collyer's Cleaner duties involve the cleaning of communal areas, classrooms and washrooms in a specified area of the college and any other light cleaning jobs to ensure a high quality and clean environment for our community.
Last week Collyer’s Careers team were delighted to attend a Careers Forum at Christ’s Hospital School. This was a great opportunity to network with fellow careers professionals, discuss the latest developments in careers and share ideas and experiences. The team were treated to an incredibly inspiring and informative talk by Samantha Howard from the Salter’s Institute about careers in chemistry, followed by a lively Q&A session. Huge thanks to Christ’s Hospital for their hospitality.
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