The students arrived on campus with their teacher in the early afternoon. After a series of introductions, students were placed into small groups to look around the college.
These tours were designed by our Ambassadors to keep the point of view of a new student, starting in September, in mind. Those visiting the College learned about the support that’s on offer, as well as key details about all the academic and extra-curricular opportunities that are available.
Each group of Year 11 students visited the College’s guidance corridor, where our team of full-time Tutors is based. They would also discover an array of other important facilities on campus, including the Student Services desk, which is staffed all day during college hours; the Study Skills Centre, which opened this year and is aimed at students who need a quieter working area or additional support, and The Zone, where the Careers department is based.
In addition, our visitors viewed the Café which is open all day; the on-site Sports Centre where students enjoy free gym membership; the Library; Art and Photography; Music; the Drama and Dance studios, and the Maths and science facilities.
Ambassadors also shared their knowledge of local amenities within a short walking distance of the College, including the many shops and restaurants.
Following the tours, everyone enjoyed refreshments before launching into the carousel of workshops led by Tutors, Student Ambassadors, Careers and Admissions staff. Each group presented key information about their area of expertise, with Careers staff focused on A level choices and future pathways. Tutors outlined the pastoral support at the College, while Admissionss staff discussed important aspects of the application and transition process. Our student Ambassadors also answered questions about student life at Hills Road.
The session was extremely enjoyable, and we hope that our visitors from NCA benefitted from their time with us!