Ellesmere College Sixth Form Open Evening goes virtual!

The Ellesmere College Sixth Form Open Evening usually runs on the evening of January 25th and is aimed at informing all students currently in Year 11 about the benefits of attending the Sixth Form at Ellesmere College.  However this year visitors are not be able to attend the event in person.

So instead, the College has adapted to the pandemic by making the Open Evenings virtual and the information will stay online permanently, so parents and pupils can 'visit' any time they like through this link: Sixth Form Choices

The College has approached the Sixth Form evening with an innovative approach – utilising digital media and students own perspectives to all the courses available – A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) and BTEC as well as the state-of-the-art sports and boarding facilities.

The Sixth Form Open Evening is normally an opportunity for parents of current pupils in Middle School, moving up into the Sixth Form, and new parents looking at Ellesmere College for the first time to speak to teachers and other Sixth Form pupils and get a first-hand experience of what the school has to offer.

Parents can hear from key members of Sixth Form staff, view presentations by staff and pupils of each subject area and take a virtual walk through the school - an informative tour which will acquaint them of the extensive facilities.

Dr. Tom Gareh, Head of Sixth Form at the College said: "In response to the latest Covid restrictions on schools and colleges, we have had to be innovative in our approach to our Sixth Form Open Evening this year as we are still keen to show parents our wonderful school and an online Open Evening is the next best thing.

"The virtual event will have all the information required for parents looking to place their child with us in our nationally recognised Sixth Form, and will remain on our website for parents to view at their convenience with their children.

"Our self-guided 360o Virtual Tour is one of the first steps in getting to know the College and checking out the key areas of the school including our unique flexi-boarding options for pupils who wish to take advantage of the College facilities during the week. It's also a great opportunity to meet and talk with our staff - something we can continue through virtual calls until such times as things return to some sort of normality. Something we hope will not be too far away."

Dr. Gareh said it gives parents an excellent insight into the kind of life Ellesmere College is creating for students during the most important development phase of their lives.

"Ellesmere College has a proud academic, arts, and sporting tradition providing the best environment for young talent to express themselves, grow, and ultimately be in the best position to deal with the next stage of their education or other life choices and be truly Life:Ready.  Many of our students spend their whole education at Ellesmere College while others come here from across the UK or internationally to take advantage of our excellent teaching, co-curricular, arts and sports programmes. The diversity of the sixth form journey at Ellesmere gives everyone a unique platform to nurture their own individual talents and to excel in the areas of which they wish to follow. From Medicine to Engineering, from Oxbridge and Russel Group Universities to Conservatoires, to professional sport; this pupil centred approach is very much at the heart of what we do, day in and day out.

"Our friendly Admissions team is available and keen to help potential students and parents familiarise themselves with the College and answer any questions they may have - but for one of the best ways to learn about our school, visit our Sixth Form Virtual Open evening on January 25th or any time thereafter."

For more about the online Sixth Form Open Evening visit: Sixth Form Choices

For more information on our Flexi-boarding options please visit: Ellesmere Flexi-Boarding

For general enquiries telephone 01691 626510 or email registrar@ellesmere.com

27th January 2021  Back to News