Thousands of students across Cornwall will be desperately hoping they make the grade next week, as this year’s A-level results are released on Thursday (18th August). Throughout the day specialist advisors will be available across The Cornwall College Group to discuss your results and what options are available to young people in the region.
Cornwall College, Duchy College, Bicton College and Falmouth Marine School still have places available on a range of courses starting in September with tuition fees set at £7,500 a year; considerably lower than many of the region’s establishments.
The College has set up a Clearing Hotline. Help is available by calling 0845 22 32 567 on Thursday (18th August) from 8.30am to 5pm and on Friday 19th from 9am to 4.30pm. Advisors will also be available from 8.30am to 5pm during the week of the 22nd August.
Acting Principal of The Cornwall College Group, Raoul Humphreys, said: “It can be a stressful time, receiving exam results and finding out that you haven’t quite met the requirements for your chosen course; our clearing helpline advisors are here to make the process as easy as possible.”
The College currently has places left on a number of its Foundation Degrees, awarded by Plymouth University. A Foundation Degree is a university-level qualification in its own right, equivalent to the first two years of an Honours degree. It is then possible to ‘top up’ the qualification to an Honours degree during a third year of study.
Places are available in the following disciplines: Animals, Horticulture & Land Use; Business & Information Technology; Creative Arts & Media; Health, Teaching & Social Sciences; Hospitality, Food & Tourism; Marine Studies; Science; Engineering & Technology; and Sports & Public Services.
Additionally, there a few places left for those who have finished a Foundation Degree on Bachelor Degree ‘top ups’ in the same areas.
Course locations vary between the College’s eight sites in Cornwall, which include two Duchy College sites, The Eden Project and Falmouth Marine School.
Raoul added: “I’d urge those looking for a university place to consider staying in the region where they can study for a high quality degree at an affordable rate. Cornwall has so much to offer but local people don’t realise what educational opportunities are available right on their doorsteps.”