College Events 2019/20

Visit our News and Events pages to keep up to date with college activity!
Open Day: 19th October 2019
Open Evenings: 19th November 2019, 21st January 2020 and 25th February 2020

Open events are an opportunity for potential students and their parents to come and look around the college. There will usually be a presentation given by a senior member of staff to give you general information about the college. Staff will be around to tell you more about each subject and discuss any questions you have. Your child will be given a prospectus and course information to take home, so they can decide whether they would like to apply to JCC. Open Day is open to everyone, Open Evening is by appointment only.

Student of the Year Awards: 23rd October 2019

The Student of the Year Awards is an annual ceremony (previously the Beacon Awards) celebrating the success of students after they complete their studies at JCC. Students and guests are invited back to college for an evening of award presentations, performances, guest speakers and photographs. Awards are given for categories such as high grades, effort and attitude, sports achievements and extra curricular contributions.

Christmas Party: 17th December 2019

Every December, the Student Council hosts a charity Christmas party. Activities typically include a Walk of Fame, dessert parlour, DJs, photobooth and awards.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Transition Evening: 29th January 2020

Transition Evening is specifically for young people (Year 10 and 11) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities to visit the college with their parents and meet the Inclusive Learning Team. This is an opportunity to find out about the transition from school to College and plan any support required. You will be able to tour the College’s facilities and meet current students, key workers, the pastoral team and specialist teachers from the Local Authority. For more SEND information, click here.

Progress Evening: 11th February 2020

Progress evening is an opportunity to meet your child’s tutors, check they are on track to meet their predicted grades and learn more about the college’s exam process. Staff will also be available to explain key dates, grading, university and careers, and how you can support your child’s revision.

 UCAS Presentation Evening: 15th June 2020 – To be rearranged 

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the organisation which oversees university applications. If your child is intending to go to university then it is important that you attend this information evening. There will be a representative from a local university who will guide you through the process of supporting your child’s application. Some of the key topics covered are writing a personal statement, completing the online application form and funding. You will receive an information booklet during the evening. For further information, see the Parent Guide to UCAS.

Progression Day: 19th June 2020 – Cancelled

We invite representatives from local businesses and national recruiters into College to give presentations about career options after JCC. They’re here to answer any questions, from qualification requirements to their daily routine, to help students make informed decisions. This year we have over 50  professionals involved; including midwifes, engineers, lawyers and creatives. Representatives from universities and other higher education providers will also be here to speak to students about taking the next steps with their education. For more careers information, click here.

Summer Festival: 20th June 2020  – Cancelled

Summer Festival is a free event open to both College members and the public, held on campus to raise money for charity and celebrate College life. Student art is exhibited and visitors are encouraged to get involved in creative demonstrations. Previous crafts involved have included henna tattoos, cookery, jewellery making and pottery. See our Summer Festival 2019 photos here.

End of Term Trip: 22nd June 2020 – Cancelled

A celebratory end of term trip to Alton Towers. A great chance for students and staff alike to unwind and have fun after exams.

Photo of students standing outside Alton Towers

Leavers’ Prom: June 23rd 2020  – To be rearranged 

A farewell ball for second year students before they move on from College. The Leavers’ Prom is a night of music, dancing, photos, red carpets and refreshments.

Year 10 Taster Days: 25th and 26th June 2020 – Cancelled 

Taster Days give year 10 prospective students the opportunity to experience a day in the life at JCC. Students will attend sessions for four subjects of their choice to sample the content and learning environments of different departments within college, to see if JCC is the best choice for their needs.

New Student Days: 6th and 7th July 2020 – This event will now run online. Information will be available online from Monday 29th June 2020.

New students days are for Year 11 pupils who have been offered a place at JCC for the next academic year. Students are welcomed into college to meet tutors, tour the college, attend the subject fair and watch an assembly by the Principal. They will also be given ID cards and summer homework in preparation for the start of term.