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Welcome to the Get Ready for College website.

On this site you will find all the information you need to know to Get Ready for College. There is plenty to help you prepare from: listening to the principal’s welcome to challenging yourself with one of our study packs.

Catch up with our plans for enrolment too. There is a great video about what happens next and the key dates. The site will be available throughout summer until the time you enrol.

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Business

This course will help develop your analytical skills, financial and numerical acumen, as well as building the knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the working world.

Biology

The study of biology enables the development of many transferable skills. This makes the study of biology an asset sought by both university and employers.

Chemistry

Learn all about elements and compounds which are made of atoms, molecules and ions. You will study their composition, structure, properties, behaviour and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other substances.

Computing

Businesses that operate in Greater Manchester rely on technology and computers for their everyday working, and with the growth of Manchester it is no surprise that it currently employs 34,000 people.

Creative Industries

Greater Manchester is the UK’s second largest creative and digital hub, with strengths in broadcast, media production, animation and gaming.

Art showcase

Art showcase

Graphics showcase

Graphics showcase

Animation showcase

Animation showcase

Photography showcase

Photography showcase

Photography showcase

Year one fashion show

Year one fashion shoot

Year one fashion shoot

Year two fashion shoot

Year two fashion shoot

Student Oscars

Student Oscars

Engineering

If you like to question, explore, invent, discover and create, then engineering could be the ideal career pathway for you. In the UK, engineers are in high demand, creating a wide range of employment opportunities.

English

Everyone needs English skills to progress in their life, but at A Level you will learn more than just the basics. As Manchester is the leading destination for businesses with 105,000 employers, there is no shortfall in the opportunities available to you.

Humanities

Humanities is one of Manchester’s growth sectors. The subjects will allow you to build on your skills which can be applied to a variety of careers.

Mathematics

Mathematics is essential in many fields, including engineering, medicine, finance, and the social sciences. Mathematics gives you the skills you need to solve problems logically.

Performing Arts

With eight big theatres in Greater Manchester, it is no surprise that the city holds some of the best shows in the business. Greater Manchester Arts is set to receive more than £3million of funding from the Performing Arts Network and Development Agency (PANDA), which will create more jobs in the industry with 4% of the population currently employed in arts, entertainment and recreation.

Physics

Study motion and forces, electricity, quantum mechanics, simple harmonic motion, field theory and radiation. If you are interested in making the fundamental forces that shape our universe, the underpinnings not only of science but of reality itself.

Social Sciences

Social Science is a very interesting area covering theories behind law, sociology, criminology and psychology. Greater Manchester is the second largest legal hub, after London. Social Science is a growth area in Greater Manchester due to the working culture and ambitious lawyers, social workers and clinical psychologists.

Support for Students & Applicants

Guide to Enrolment

Guide to Enrolment

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support

Enrichment

Enrichment

Financial Support

Financial Support

Learning Hubs

Learning Hubs

Maths & English

Maths & English

Next Steps

Next Steps

Progress Tutors

Progress Tutors

Welfare Advisors

Welfare Advisors

Work Experience

Work Experience

Futures Programme

Futures Programme

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