Dates for your diary:

Industrial Action - 1st February

College is open only for exam practice.

Year 1 students - only online - please check with your teacher if your lesson will go ahead on Wednesday

Mid Year PRACTICE EXAMS (Level 2 & Year 2 students) - 30th Jan- 3rd Feb.

HALF TERM - 13th-17th February

Spring REPORT CARDS - 20th February



Finding exam calm

Share this blog with your students to give them some strategies on how to ease their exam stress and help them achieve their best.

Read time: 3 mins.

Blog here Tutorials this week:

YEAR 1 - LGBTQ+/ Mutual Respect

YEAR 2 - 1:1s only this week

LEVEL 2 - 1:1s only this week

A monthly round up of local, national and international issues that relate to the environment, sustainability and climate change. HERE


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DELOITTE, a leading professional services firm, are offering a number of exciting apprenticeship programmes.

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from the largest employer in Brighton and Hove? Gain excellent skills for your CV and/or your University application. Register for the Brighton and Hove City Council Virtual Work Experience by pressing the button below or scanning the QR code opposite. You'll get an insight into:

  • Economy, Environment and Culture

  • Families, Children and Learning

  • Governance, People and Resources

  • Health and Adult Social Care

  • Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities


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JOBS (recommended max 10 hours per week)

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University of Sussex Library

Are you wanting to study outside of Varndean College library hours? Why not sign up for a membership to the University of Sussex's a great place to study and is open 24hrs a day 7 days a week! They offer a special Schools & College Library Membership to students studying at local sixth forms, which will allow you to study in the library and use the books (but not borrow any). Download a membership form then bring it to us and we'll sign it for you.

Library Revision Resources

We have so many brilliant revision resources in the library to help you prepare for exams. Available for most subjects, we have textbooks, flashcards, revision and study guides. Find them in the library and online by searching our collection on the library website. Ask one of our team if you need more information.


Ad Astra A famously cool astronaut sent to the edges of the solar system to save Earth from deadly power surges. (12A)
The NHS Crisis: Can It Be Fixed? Panorama investigates what can be done to fix the health and care system. (PG)
Messi This wide-reaching documentary seeks to provide a detailed understanding of the real Lionel Messi. (E)
In Our Time: The West Land and Modernity Discussion about TS Eliot's seminal poem The Waste Land. (E)


Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, 2nd Editionby K.T. Maslin
Improve Your French By Reading Arsène Lupin Gentleman Cambrioleurby Maurice Leblanc
100 Great War Movies: The Real History Behind the Filmsby Robert J NiemiE- book
How The Zebra Got Its Strips: Tales from the Weird and Wonderful World of Evolutionby Leo GrassetE-book
From a Low and Quiet Seaby Donal RyanFiction
Spider-Man: Life Storyby Elizabeth Losh Graphic Novel

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email on and we will do all we can to help. Visit the library website for further information and everything you need to know about using the library.

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