Faye's Fortnightly Email

The fortnightly email from the Head of Sixth Form to our students

Hi all

I hope your second full-week has gone well and that you’re settled at College and happy with your choice of subjects. If you need to discuss anything, or have any concerns, please do come and see Faye, Phil, Melissa or myself- one of us is always here and our doors are always open.

This week there are a few important things to make you aware of including the Fire Alarm Drill, our first two ‘WoPAs’ and finally information about the trip to China for Bramcote College students in October 2017.

And please ensure you’ve read and understood the Fire Evacuation drill – this will feature at the bottom of this email from now on.

But first, please can I remind you that at the bottom of the email there is a section that is repeated every week about expectations. Please ensure you’ve read it – and note the bit about politeness and especially about using your cards to swipe IN and OUT every day. We also have a zero-tolerance policy towards silly behaviour in the Common Room and a fair expectation that you should keep your room in a good state. 

Year 12 Introduction Evening

We are having an ‘Introduction Evening’ on Monday 3rd October to help support year 12 transition into Bramcote College. It will cover areas such as Key personnel and contacts;
• Bramcote College expectations; Enrichment; Bursary Funding; How you can track the attendance and progress through ‘Go4Schools’ and finally advice and timeline about the pathways for students after College.
Year 12 students are more than welcome to attend with their parents / carers. Please do let us know if you are coming so we know about providing (enough) refreshments.

Confirmation of attendance should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tutor Groups

I am really pleased with the positive feedback we have had about your Tutor periods this week. Your tutor is someone who will help support your learning and development so please ensure you never miss a tutor session. And the point of having a Tutor can be explained by the ‘N’ of INSPIRE…

INSPIRE: N is for NURTURE

A seamless link from the importance of Tutors to the idea of Nurture. NURTURE is the idea of caring for and protecting people as they develop.


BC Success - Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Last weekend, ten of our Year 13 students took part in their three day qualifying expedition on the river Severn.

The students from Bramcote College were part of the only Silver Award paddling expedition taking place within our licensing authority, Nottinghamshire County Council. So a first for the college!

Well done to Duncan Cox, Aidan Cox, Jessica Holmes, Tom Polkey, Harry Walton, James P Walker, James Hellon, Sophie Strawbridge, Heather Barraclough and Maya Limbachia who successfully completed their expedition. They were a credit to themselves and to the Federation, and brought great words of praise from the organisers:

“Exemplary behaviour throughout the expeditions and training days. Please pass on my congratulations to them on passing this section of the award” Tony Sutton, AS Explore.

A brilliant effort by you all- well done and also many thanks to Andrea and Sam for their amazing work in supporting our DoE students.

WoPA Winners

This week’s winners:
• Ryan Williams (nominated by 2 teachers- Year 13)
• Tom Paterson (nominated by 2 teachers- Year 12)

Well done to both and please see Phil by next Thursday to place your order. Our pizza boy will deliver them to you at 1pm next Friday.

James