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Over the summer, up until you enrol with us, you will experience a variety of activities that will help your transition from high school to college.

Watch our short video below to find out what you can expect:

get transformed

Get Transformed is the final part of our summer transition programme where you will be invited into the College for an enrolment appointment once you have received your GCSE results. It is important that we have a discussion to confirm your final choice of courses and programme of study ready for September.

It is important to note that we do not operate on a first-come, first serve basis and we treat every student on their individual merit. 

  • Whatever the outcome of your results may be, please attend your allocated enrolment appointment. We want to do everything we can to support your progression.
  • Bring all your GCSE results to date with you to your enrolment appointment.
  • Make sure you are logged into your Cedar account on the day of your appointment – Free WiFi and devices are available if needed.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fast-track enrolment

ℹ Remember you can complete fast-track enrolment until Friday 25th August.
Get ready to take the fast track into your Sixth Form College experience!

Our fast-track enrolment will save you time and allows you to head straight to your enrolment discussion at your enrolment appointment.

Once you have received your GCSE results you will need to complete the following at home:

  • Upload your Cedar selfie (Student ID photo).
  • Upload your Qualifications.
  • Apply for bursary (if you are eligible) here

Click here and follow the fast-track enrolment guide on how to complete these three steps.

ONLINE STUDENT INDUCTION

Starting at a new college means getting to grips with a new building, new technology and new ways of living. To help you settle into college life as smoothly as possible we have created a series of online induction modules which we ask that you complete before Welcome-Fest.

Once you have enrolled with us, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the online induction.

GET ON THE PLAFORM

Hopefully, you have taken time over the summer to explore Get on the Platform and have a go at the ‘Additional Activities’ set by each of the courses you are interested in. Although you are not required to complete these additional activities, we do advise that you try them so that you have a good understanding of the course/s you are interested in before you enrol.

Once you have enrolled and are officially a Sixth Form College student, we ask that you complete the ‘Required Activities’ for each of the courses you have enrolled on.

You can discover more about your Get Ready Form Sixth Form programme including more information about how to Get on the Platform further on down this page.

ASPIRE+

As part of your program of study here at college, you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities to broaden your skills and experiences. You can view the online brochure by visiting the posts page on Get on the Platform. Please take a look and decide what you would like to do, Sign-up up will be first come first served and the window to sign up will open on Monday 11th September.

WELCOMEFEST

On Thursday 7th September at 8.45am your journey as a Sixth Form College student will start with WeclomeFEST. You will attend a range of sessions to familiarise yourself with the college and have an opportunity to sign up for our Clubs & Societies. Please arrive at the college on time to start your Sixth Form College journey.

START OF TERM AND LESSONS

You will start your lessons from 12.30pm on Thursday 7th September.

 You will be able to view your timetable on Cedar from 6pm on Wednesday 6th September.

faq's

We’re sure you have questions about Get Transformed, we have included some of our frequently asked questions below!

If you are unable to find an answer to your question please do get in touch with our Admissions team who will be happy to help! You can email admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk, call us on 01782 854221 or message us on CEDAR.

get ready, get on the platform

Get On The Platform is part of our summer transition programme aimed to give you a taster of the subjects you are interested in and get to know college staff and other like-minded students.

We want you to be confident in your choices on this next stage of your educational journey and the Get On The Platform has been tailored specifically to help you achieve this.

On Get On The Platform, you can sample the subjects that you are interested in the most by having a go at some fun and exciting activities (more information about these activities is further down in this newsletter). These activities will give you a better understanding of each subject so that you know that you have made the right choices before you enrol.

Each subject has its own dedicated channel where college staff will:

  • Schedule live chats and Q&A’s with teachers.
  • Create spaces to chat with like-minded students.
  • Post fun and engaging tasks to complete.
  • Suggest resources from podcasts, books, videos, and more.

HOW TO LOGIN: GET ON THE PLATFORM

Get On The Platform has been created in Microsoft Teams which some of you may be familiar with. You will access the Platform via the Microsoft Teams here. You will need to log into the MySFC Hub using your college Microsoft login details which are:

  • Your username is your student email address, which is your student ID followed by @sfc.potteries.ac.uk. Your student ID will be included in your Get Ready for Sixth Form Pack which has been posted to your home address.
  • Your password is Sfc + your date of birth written in a six-digit format i.e. If you were born on the 3rd October 2007 your password would be Sfc031005.

If you are struggling with accessing or how to use the Platform do not worry, we have created two short step-by-step videos below:

get ready, get informed

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable day with us at Get Informed! Visit our college, meet our experienced staff, immerse yourself in our vibrant atmosphere, explore personal enrichment opportunities, and witness our incredible facilities firsthand. If you have made an application with us, you will be invited to attend.

Get Informed is on Wednesday 28th June and begins at 8:45 am, please make sure you arrive in advance to ensure you are aware of where you will be based throughout the day. You will sample three of the courses which you have applied for, you can explore more about the College at our ASPIRE+ Fair and Find Out More Fair, and even better lunch is on us!

A Day In The life

Meet Ben, a current student studying A Level Music and BTEC Film and Television Production. Ben would like to share how he typically spends his day as a Sixth Form College student. Interested in finding out? Take a look below

Ben Holland-Fricke

Meet Ben, a current student studying A Level Music and BTEC Film and Television Production. Ben would like to share how he typically spends his day as a Sixth Form College student. Interested in finding out? Take a look below

A Week In The life

Meet Trudie, a current student studying A Level Biology, Chemistry & Maths. Trudie would like to share how she typically spends her week as a Sixth Form Student.

Trudie Allen

Meet Trudie, a current student studying A Level Biology, Chemistry & Maths. Trudie would like to share how she typically spends her week as a Sixth Form Student.

Get in touch

Can’t attend Get Ready, Get Informed? Want to change the subjects you have chosen? Or if you have any questions about our Get Ready for Sixth Form programme then please get in touch with us, our friendly Admissions team will be happy to help you!

Let us know by sending us a message on Cedar, emailing admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk or call us including your NAME and DATE OF BIRTH

Can’t attend Get Ready, Get Informed? Want to change the subjects you have chosen? Or if you have any questions about our Get Ready for Sixth Form programme then please get in touch with us, our friendly Admissions team will be happy to help you!