College Events 2018/19

Open Day: 20th October 2018
Open Evenings: 29th November 2018 and 24th January 2019

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.

Beacon Awards: 10th December 2018

The Beacon Awards is an annual ceremony 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.

Golden Gala: 14th December 2018

Every December, the Student Council hosts a Christmas party – this year’s theme is Golden Gala. Activities include a Walk of Fame, dessert parlour, DJs, photobooth and awards. Tickets are on sale at the student shop in college. This year we are fundraising for the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Transition Evening: 30th January 2019

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: 27th March 2019

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: 17th June 2019

SIGN UP HERE. 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: 21st June 2019

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: 22nd June 2019

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. Read about Arts Festival 2018 here.

Leavers’ Prom: 25th June 2019

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.

Taster Days: 27th and 28th June 2019

Taster Days give year 10 and 11 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.

Model United Nations: 5th – 7th July 2019

The Model United Nations Conference is a parallel discussion to the work of the United Nations. Approximately 500 students aged 16-18 from across the country come to JCC for a weekend of debate. For more information, see our MUN page.

New Student Days: 8th and 9th July 2019

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, sign up to JCC extra clubs and experience a taster of lessons for their chosen subjects. They will also be given ID cards and summer homework in preparation for the start of term.