Dates for your diary:

22. June - 1. July - End of Year 1 Assessments Leave

27th June - University Information Day

30th June - Work Experience Day

Wed 5th July - Personal Statement Workshops Day

Fri 8th July - End of Lessons

Tue 12 July - End of Summer Term

6th July 2-4pm LEAVERS PARTY

Exam disruption caused by the proposed rail strikes on Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd June.

Copy of For Student Bulletin - edited version of Curriculum Update_ Exam Disruption

Work Experience Hubs - Book now!

You can book sessions via My Varndean - there will be booking links from Monday pm

Employers coming into college - and working with students on real work briefs - you can add this to your CV as work experience:

Thursday 30th June

Computing hub - resolve programming issues

Law hub - work with a barrister on preparing a real case

Protective Services Talk - applying and working in the protective services sector

Science Spotlights - mix of talks and hubs - 30th June - in STEM

Chemistry show

Cosmology - Physics

Pilot - aeronautical engineering


Actuary - a hub with maths work in the real world

Friday 1st July - WEX hubs

Creative hub - pitching a book to become a film

Graphic design hub

Police recruitment talk

Working in the Civil Service - apprenticeships at Brighton & Hove Council

Tuesday 5th July

Human Rights and Black Lives Matter conference - bespoke agenda run by Goldsmiths Uni. for Varndean - 2pm in the hall (open to all staff as well)

Revision Session Timetable

There are now a range of sessions available for all students to attend for support with their revision and exam preparation. Please see the timetable attached below for details of the sessions and subjects on offer.

Learning coaching tt summer

End of year 1 exam timetable

Student Version - End of Year Exams Timetable 2022.docx

C Cards/ Sexual Health Advice

Sexual Health Confidential Drop In with Sophie
Banter or harassment campaign poster.pdf

2022 Brighton Summer School

They run free-access educational courses and ticketed events from gigs to inclusive workshops.

Their next big event is the return of our one-day Summer School on July 9th.

Covid vaccination for 16 and 17 years old

16 and 17 year olds are eligible for Covid first, second (after 12 weeks) and booster (3 months after 2nd) vaccines.

It’s easy to get your free vaccine in Brighton & Hove. You can book an appointment online or walk-in at a time that suits you:

  • Every day: 8.30am-7.30pm Churchill Square

  • Wednesday: 10.30am-2.30pm Tesco superstore Hove

  • Thursday: 10.30am-2.30pm Outside Hove Polyclinic

  • Friday: 10.30am-2.30pm St Peter's Church

Further walk-in sessions are available for people aged 18 or over. For the full list of sessions available and more information, please look at


Unifrog Results day webinars, 4-7 July

In July, we have webinars to get students ready for Results day - whatever happens. The webinars will cover:

  • Different Results day scenarios and how to prepare for them

  • Clearing - what it is and how it works

  • Next steps and how to prepare for university

  • Alternatives to university including Gap years and employment

USE this link to sign up - you must log in Unifrog to be able to sign up for individual webinars

Find out more and register HERE

Applications masterclasses, 13-29 June

We're running a series of webinars to support both students and teachers / careers advisors to create outstanding university applications.

For students:

  • How to ace your Personal Statement

  • Meet the Russell Group

  • Applying to Oxbridge

For teachers and advisors:

  • UK university Reference writing

  • Supporting students with European university applications

> Find out more and register HERE

'Day in the life' webinars, 20-23 June

Helping you hit Gatsby Benchmark 5, these webinars will give students an insight into what it’s really like to work in different industries.

The live and interactive webinars will feature apprentices and future talent specialists from some of the biggest employers in the world, including:

  • The British Army and Navy

  • The NHS

  • HSBC, PwC, KPMG, and Accenture

  • British Airways and Jet2

  • The BBC

> Find out more and register HERE



Maximum number of per week should be 10hrs otherwise it will affect your at college!

VOTS 25-4-2022.doc
yes flyer dec2018.pdf

Please email the Careers team to book an appointment or if you have any enquiry email:



The library has helpful resource lists for all of your subjects. These are one page websites with direct links to key ebooks (textbooks and revision guides). Find them all on the library website (in Student Essentials on the main college website or on MyVarndean).


We are celebrating Pride Month this June! Come and see our display of new LGBTQ+ fiction and graphic novels.


The library subscribes to lots of great magazines for different subjects. These are all available to borrow.


Forensic Scienceby Andrew R.W. Jackson
Speaking for IELTS by Karen E. Kovacs
The History of Graphic Design by Jens Muller
Birthday by Meredith Russo Non - fiction
Gay Club! by Simon James Green Non - fiction
Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo Graphic Novel


The RKO Story: Tales from Hollywood - Ep. 1: Birth of a Titan
Ed Asner tells the story of RKO Pictures through the eyes of the people who worked there from its creation at the start of the talkies in the late 1920s. (PG)

Angel Face

Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. (PG)

Lullaby - Chanson Douce

When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides to resume her activity in a law firm and starts looking for a nanny. (15)

French film with English subtitles

Our Changing Planet - Episode 1

Visiting the Maldives, Iceland and Cambodia, charting the fight to save the planet's most endangered ecosystems. (E)

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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