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College courses for 16-18 year olds
  • College courses for 16-18 year olds
  • College courses for 16-18 year olds
  • College courses for 16-18 year olds
  • College courses for 16-18 year olds
  • College courses for 16-18 year olds

Information for parents

Moving from school to college is a big step, and that means for parents and guardians too. We try to make the transition as easy as possible. Students do best when there is a three-way relationship between parents, the student and the College.

Our 16-18 year old students are based at our Wandsworth and Merton sites. Each campus has excellent facilities including libraries, study areas and access to PCs and Macs. Every student has a personal tutor to support them, discuss their future plans and help set targets to achieve their goals. This personal tutor will be your main link to the College too.

Young people will take more responsibility for their own learning and academic progress when they study with us. Your support still plays a key role in helping them reach their maximum potential. 

How you can help us

  • Support our commitment to good attendance, punctuality and meeting deadlines
  • Attend parents’ evenings
  • Avoid taking holidays or other absences during term time
  • Contact us with any concerns about your son/daughter’s time at College
  • Tell us any changes in personal circumstances that might affect your son/daughter’s studies or wellbeing
  • Contact us if your son/daughter is going to be absent. Our absence line is 020 8918 7070
  • Let us know of any changes in contact information such as address, email and phone number.

What you'll receive from us

  • A college calendar and timetable for your son/daughter’s study programme
  • Contact about attendance, punctuality or progress as needed
  • Opportunities to meet with College staff at parents' evenings to discuss your son/daughter’s progress
  • A personal link with the College through your son/daughter’s personal tutor
  • A prompt response to any enquiry (within 5 working days)
  • Reports showing the progress made by your son/daughter against their target grades
  • An appointment, if the College or parent needs to discuss any aspect of their son/daughter’s welfare and progress at the College
  • A higher education progression evening where you can talk about next steps and will include information relating to finance and higher education.

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Adult courses

Want to advance your own future or career? Find out more about the adult courses we offer. You can also speak to a careers adviser by booking a free, confidential appointment at the College.