Parent Information

A Parents Guide to City College Norwich

At City College Norwich we are dedicated to helping our students achieve the best possible results to enable them to fulfil their ambitions in further learning, training or work. We have a team who are responsible for ensuring that effective and appropriate support provision is allocated to students requiring assistance with accessing their academic studies. We offer students the widest choice of courses in the area with BTEC, A Levels, NVQs, Diplomas and Apprenticeships with great progression routes to Higher Education programmes.

Understanding English & Maths GCSE requirements

A good standard of English and Maths is key to requirements in many jobs and courses. In line with all colleges in England, if a student between the age of 16 – 18 didn’t achieve a C grade in either their GCSE English or Maths, as part of their study programme with ourselves they will automatically be enrolled to work towards a grade C in either English, Maths or both if required.

Please see attached leaflet for further information.

Young Peoples choices at 16

The government has changed the law about when young people can finish their education, this is known as Raising the Participation Age (RPA). From 2013 young people have had to remain in some form of education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17, in 2015 this rises to 18.

When making choices for the next steps your child should consider whether:-

They they like learning in a classroom? If this is there preferred method of learning then AS and A levels are a popular route as also an option to progress to higher education.

Safeguarding our students

Click here to read our Safeguarding for Parents and Carers booklet

Our college recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where young people are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that young people receive effective support, protection and justice.