Happy summer!

Have a good summer holiday and see you all next year! ☀️

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Important dates!

5 July - Reports live to students and parents

9 July - End of term for students

6 & 7 September - Target setting for Year 2 students

8 September - Student Induction Day & Timetables released

9 September - Lessons start for all students

18-22 October - Subject Progress Reviews (one to ones) (Reading week)

25 - 29 October - Half Term

2 December - Parent Consultation Online Meetings for Level 2 and Year 2 students

17 December - Term ends for students

4 January - Lessons start for all students

14 - 18 February - Half Term

8 April - Term ends

25 April - Summer Term starts

30 May - 3 Jun - Half Term


It is important that you continue to test 2x week.

Test kits are available in the student common room at break & lunch time.

Please wear masks at all times unless you are exempt!

If you have any feedback and/ or suggestion for future bulletin issues, please email studentbulletin@varndean.ac.uk

Scene Studies Performances June/ July 2021 The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson & Love & Information by Caryl Churchill

BTEC Performing Arts students performing scenes from Memory Of Water by Shelagh Stephenson.

Usually, at the end of the year our students would be performing their work to live audiences, this year they have had limited chances to perform live. We wanted to share some of the work that our students have created this term and offer them to watch online instead. Please do enjoy and hope to see you in our audience next year!

Click here to watch the videos

Festival of Progression Feedback

Thank you to all students who attended the Festival of Progression on 28th/29th June 2021.

We value your opinions and the College and the Careers Department would like to get some feedback about the event. All forms submitted by Friday 9th July will be entered for the chance to win a £25 One4All Digital Gift Card.

Click here for the feedback form

Do you enjoy the outdoors and talking to young people? Are you community-oriented? Do you want to help young people enjoy the local parks safely? Could you do street-based youth work?

The Local Action Team for Preston Park and Fiveways is seeking volunteers interested in working with the community to help make our parks safe for our young people over the summer and beyond.

If you’re interested, please come along to the first, exploratory meeting facilitated by youth workers from the Trust for Developing Communities

When: Monday, 5 July 2021, 6 pm

Where: Preston Park Clock Tower

Contact: Let us know if you can come at ppflat1@gmail.com


Welfare drop-ins @ lunchtimes email Daniela dss@varndean.ac.uk


Virtual Fair and Russel Group Event

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair - Wednesday 14th July 12-6pm

Over 95 exhibitors have now signed up to our incredible event including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Kent, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Imperial, King's, Manchester, Nottingham, Brighton, Leicester and the National Apprenticeships Service. Find out more and register here.


SAVE THE DATE - Meet the Russell Group Virtual Event - Wednesday 29th September 12-7pm

This autumn all 24 Russell Group Universities will once again be exhibiting at this fantastic online event, as well as presenting a host of vital webinars. If you're interested, find out more and register here.

Personal Statement Information

If you are considering applying for university you will need to complete a UCAS application. Part of the application is the Personal Statement. Admissions teams who read your Personal Statement will want to see evidence you are committed to your chosen subject. Regardless of where you finally choose to apply to, any online lectures, talks, activities you take part in, no matter which university is offering them is valuable to sign up for. The talks are for the most part generic meaning while they may 'plug' their university a bit, the information in the talk is helpful for understanding that subject area. What you gain or learn from engaging with these online talks is what the admissions teams want to hear about in your Personal Statement. Register for talks/tasters etc and then think about what you learnt from listening.....make sure you've got evidence of your commitment to your subject!!!

Commercial Sales Assistant role at ITV

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ITV Jobs




Find out about degree apprenticeships!

Follow the link above to join an upcoming session where you can learn more about the programme.

JOB VACANCY - Apprenticeship in Business Administration

01444 450769


Please email Charity Mitchell, Managing Director for more details if you want to apply.

Latest Vacancies on the Street bulletin.

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Discover more here https://www.cybervolunteers.org.uk/

Job opportunities

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


Thursdays 12-12.45pm in

room 61 (tutorial block)

More here

Please email the Careers team to book an appointment or if you have any enquiry email: careers@varndean.ac.uk



The library will be open for our usual hours until Friday 9 July when we will close for the summer holidays. We will re-open in September on Thursday 9 September, so do come in before the end of term and get any Year 2 textbooks that you need over the holidays, or return any books that you are finished with.


What will you be reading over the holidays? Come and browse our excellent fiction section and grab yourself some summer reads...see below for some ideas.


The Vacationers
The Beach
Dead at First Sight
Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
The Alchemist


The octopus in my house A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home to learn about its intelligence. (U)

Zodiac In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. (15)

The crimes of Grindelwald The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander. (15)

Joey Essex: Grief and me At age ten, Joey Essex's world was ripped apart when his mum tragically took her own life. Having long buried his emotions, after 20 years can he come to terms with his grief? (PG)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email on library@varndean.ac.uk and we will do all we can to help.

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