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NEW Torfaen campus

Coleg Gwent’s new Torfaen post 16 learning centre is opening in September 2020

Opening in September 2020, Coleg Gwent’s new Torfaen post 16 learning centre (name to be announced shortly) will be home to all A level education in Torfaen!

Replacing three English medium school sixth forms, the new centre will be managed by us in partnership with Torfaen council. Located next to the Morrisons supermarket in Cwmbran, the centre will provide a range of vocational qualifications, foundation degrees and the Welsh Baccalaureate, in addition to the 25 A level subjects on offer.

 

Why doesn’t it have a name? 

After we asked you, the public, to put forward your suggestions for names earlier this year, we will be announcing the chosen name on Monday 19 November, so watch this space!

 

What can I study at the new centre?

 

There’s a lot of choice – 25 A level subjects and 16 vocational courses to choose from – there’s definitely something for everyone. Take a look at the table of subjects below:

 

GCSE

A level

Vocational

Higher Education

English

Art

Access to HE - Forensic Science / Bio Science Level 3

Foundation Degree Creative Enterprise (Graphics)

Maths

Biology

Art & Design Level 1, 2, 3

Foundation Degree Business Studies

 

Business Studies

Art & Design – Graphics Level 3

Foundation Degree Care Studies

 

Chemistry

Creative Media Level 3

Foundation Degree Community Health and Well Being

 

Computing

Business Studies Level 2, 3

Foundation Degree Analytical and Forensic Science

 

Drama & Theatre Studies

Retail and Customer Services Level 2, 3

 

 

English Literature

IT Level 2, 3

 

 

French

IT & Business Level 1

 

 

Geography

Health & Social Care Level 1, 2, 3

 

 

Government & Politics

Children's Care, Learning & Development Level 1, 2, 3

 

 

History

Applied Science Level 3

 

 

ICT

Entry Level curriculum, including ILS

 

 

Law

Employability and Life Skills

 

 

Maths

 

 

 

Maths – Further

 

 

 

Media Studies

 

 

 

Music

 

 

 

Photography

 

 

 

Physics

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

Religious Studies

 

 

 

Sociology

 

 

 

Welsh

 

 

 

 

In addition, all two-year full-time learners will study the Welsh Baccalaureate and follow a tutorial and enrichment programme. Skills support is available to develop students’ higher level literacy, numeracy and digital literacy. Each student will have their own individual Personal Tutor to complete regular individual progress reviews.

 

How can I find out more about the new campus?

 

We’re working closely with schools in the county to keep pupils, parents and staff updated on the latest developments by organising the following:

 

  • Parent and pupil tours of the building
  • Informative open evenings at schools and the college
  • Presentations at school assemblies

 

………….plus lots more!

 

We also have a dedicated newsletter on the new Torfaen campus which you can subscribe to, here.

 

Keep checking this webpage and our social media channels for further updates.

 

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