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We understand that starting college can be a little overwhelming, so we've put together this handy FAQ to let you know what to do during GCSE Results Day and during our Enrolment process.

I’ve applied to study A Levels & A+ Programmes, what do I need to do now that I have my GCSE results?

Firstly, congratulations on achieving your GCSE results! Please come into either Newcastle College or Stafford College (whichever college you have applied to study at) on Thursday 12 August. You should’ve by now received a letter through the post providing you with an allocated time slot. It’s important that you only come into the College at the time you have been allocated. If you’re unsure of your time slot, please email our A Level Administrators and include your full name, home address and date of birth:

Newcastle College

E: natalie.cliff@nscg.ac.uk or jill.goodwin@nscg.ac.uk

T: 01782 254189

Stafford College

E: joanne.clarke@nscg.ac.uk

    T: 01785 275533

    When you come to College on Thursday 12 August, you will need to bring with you all your exam results slips/certificates from both years 10 and 11, and a pen.

    You will be enrolling on 3 of the 4 subjects that you have been interviewed for. If you wish to change any of these subjects in advance of results day, please contact our A Level Administrators on the contact details provided above.

    If you’re unable to attend the College on results day, it is very important that you still let us know your exam results, so that you are guaranteed your place on the appropriate course. Please phone or email your results to the A Level Administrators (or arrange for someone else to on your behalf).

    If you don’t get the grades you were expecting, or have changed your mind about the course you applied for, please don’t worry! We will have lots of trained staff in college in the day to chat to you about your options and help you decide what’s right for you.

    I’ve applied to study a Vocational course, what do I need to do now that I have my GCSE results?

    Firstly, congratulations on achieving your GCSE results! We don’t expect you to come into college on Thursday 12 August to bring us a physical copy of your results. Instead, we need you to email a photograph or scanned copy of your results at some point between 9am and 5pm on results day. You must include a photo/scan copy of all of your results slips, showing every exam you took, even if you didn’t pass it. By now, you should’ve received a letter through the post outlining this information. Your letter details the email address of the person who you need to send this information to. If you’ve lost your letter or you’re unsure on who to email, please contact info.newcastle@nscg.ac.uk or info.stafford@nscg.ac.uk (depending which campus you’ve chosen to study at) stating your full name, address, course you have applied for and your date of birth.

    Once we have received a copy of your results, a member of staff will call you to tell you what your next step is, and give you a time slot and a date to attend college to officially enrol onto your course.

    If you have applied for hairdressing or beauty therapy you will have received a letter asking you to come in so that you can sort out your uniform. Please bring in all your exam results and a pen. If you haven’t received an invited letter, please contact the administration team for Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy:

    Newcastle Campus: Mel Tench – mel.tench@nscg.ac.uk

    Stafford Campus: Diane Hutchinson - diane.hutchinson@nscg.ac.uk

    I've recently completed a BTEC Level 2 Vocational course, where do I collect my results?

    Firstly, congratulations on completing your Vocational course.

    You can collect your BTEC Level 2 results from either Newcastle College or Stafford College on Thursday 12 August from the below location:

    Newcastle College: Performing Arts Centre (opposite the main campus building) from 9am.

    Stafford College: Riverbank building Library from 9am.

    Please ensure you arrive to collect your results before 2pm. Otherwise, they will be sent to you by first class post.


    GCSE Results Day Q&A

    We’ve pulled together some useful Q&As to hopefully answer any queries you may have about the day…

    I studied GCSE Maths and/or English at NSCG, where and when can I collect my results

    You can collect your GCSE results from either Newcastle College or Stafford College on Thursday 12 August from the below location:

    Newcastle College: Performing Arts Centre (opposite the main campus building) from 9am.

    Stafford College: Riverbank building Library from 9am.

    Please ensure you arrive to collect your results before 2pm. Otherwise, they will be sent to you by first class post.

    If I have to come into college to enrol, will there be any restrictions due to COVID-19?

    In line with government guidance, national restrictions lifted on 19th July. However, we do strongly recommend that you take a lateral flow test before attending on the day, and you should not attend college if the test is positive, or if you are feeling unwell.

    We will continue to monitor national guidance in the run up to results day, and if there are any changes to restrictions, we will update our website and social media accordingly.

    Hand sanitiser will be available in Reception and at key points throughout the building, we would encourage all visitors to use this on arrival.

    Mask wearing is optional in all communal areas.

    What if my GCSE or other exam results are not as good as, or better than, I was expecting?

    If you do not achieve the exam results you were hoping for, it is important you still attend or contact us and we will help you to enrol on to another suitable course. We offer a number of courses at different levels, so try not to worry, there will be a course for you at the College.

    If your exam results are better than you had expected (well done you!), we will refer you to a suitable course depending on your grades.

    I haven’t applied to NSCG is there still time?

    Yes, there is still time. We have a number of courses available. If you meet the entry requirements and there are available places on the course you'd like to enrol on, we'll make that happen. You can check out our website and browse the 100’s of courses on offer, and apply online, alternatively, come along to our College Open Events, where you will be able to chat to subject staff, see our facilities and make your application:

    Stafford College Open Event: 1 September 2021, 5pm – 7pm

    Newcastle College Open Event: 2 September 2021, 5pm – 7pm

    How do I withdraw my College application?

    Call our main switchboards on the following numbers:

    Newcastle Campus (01782 254254)

    Stafford Campus (01785 275800)

    When does my course start?

    The first week of term is week beginning Monday 6 September 2021. All first year learners will be given their timetable during Check Your Choices Week which takes place the week prior, w/c 31 August 2021. There will be plenty of induction and freshers activities going on throughout September to support your transition to College and make you feel welcome and settled.

    When will I receive my timetable?

    If you don't receive your timetable when you come to Check Your Choices/enrolment, don't panic, you will be given your timetable on the first day of term which will be one day during week beginning Monday 6 September 2021, for all learners. If you are unsure, please contact your faculty administration team in the first instance (you should have their contact details on your results day letter).

    Can I apply for financial support to help with my course?

    Our Student Services team will be on hand throughout the enrolment process to speak to students looking to apply for financial support. For more information about the types of financial support on offer, click here.

    How do I sort out my bus pass/travel before I start college?

    If you've already applied, our Student Services team will have sent out information detailing how to go about getting your bus pass/travel dependent upon which campus you'll be enrolling at.

    At Newcastle Colllege our cash office will be open from Monday 6 September 2021 (located on the ground floor) and bus pass/travel information can be found/purchased from here.

    At Stafford College bus pass/travel information can be found/purchased from the Library Helpdesk from Monday 6 September 2021 (located in the Riverbank Building, ground floor).

    I’m worried or nervous about starting college - is there anyone I can talk to?

    Of course, our Student Services team will be on hand throughout the enrolment process to help answer any worries or concerns you may have about starting college. You can also get in touch beforehand, for details click here.

    How do I order a uniform if required for my course?

    On applying for your course, you will have been issued a letter from your faculty administrator detailing how to purchase clothing for your course if required. If you have not received this or have made a late application, speak to a member of staff at your enrolment appointment for details.

    How do I process my DBS if required for my course?

    On applying for your course, you will have been issued a letter from your faculty administrator detailing how apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) if required. If you have not received this or have made a late application, speak to a member of your staff at your enrolment appointment for details.

    I'm interested in Sport, does the College have any teams I can join?

    We're pretty big into sport at both of our campuses. Your journey is up to you, whether you want to compete, coach, volunteer or just keep fit and have fun, the choice is yours. You decide what you want to study and where sport fits in. It’s not about choosing between studies and sport. For more information click here.

    If you’re already competing at county level or above in your chosen sport then you could be part of our Elite Sports Performance Programme. So, whatever your level, you can enjoy our knock-out facilities and see why we’ve earned our reputation as the Midlands’ top sports college.

    I’ve lost my results day/enrolment information who do I need to contact?

    If you’ve lost your letter or you’re unsure what you need to do, please contact our Information Point:

    Newcastle Campus - info.newcastle@nscg.ac.uk Tel: 01782 254254

    Stafford Campus - info.stafford@nscg.ac.uk Tel: 01785 275800

    Stating your full name, address, course you have applied for and your date of birth.

    What should I do if I have been offered a place on more than one course?

    If you’ve been interviewed and offered a place on more than one course, please take the time to carefully consider which course will best meet your future career aspirations. You will need to select your preferred course when confirming your GCSE results and you will then be invited to a ‘Check Your Choice’ session, which will allow you to experience an introduction to this subject, meet your tutors and classmates and check out our facilities. If, after this session you decide to change your mind, there will be trained staff on hand to help support you in finalising your chosen study path.

    Can I change the course I originally applied for?

    Please don't worry if you've changed your mind, let us know this when you send us your results. We’ll have staff on hand to support you. If you meet the entry requirements and there are available places on the other course you'd like to enrol on, we'll do our best to make that happen.

    I'm on holiday or cannot make it when I'm meant to enrol, what do I do?

    If you're soaking up the sun or have an important commitment you can't rearrange, you need to do the following:

    Either email/telephone all of your results to the contact details provided on your enrolment letter, or arrange for a representative to do this on your behalf.

    IMPORTANT: If you haven't got the results required for your chosen course, you will need to let us know, as soon as you possibly can. Contact the administrator on your letter or if you can’t find your letter, call the main switchboard

    Newcastle Campus (01782 254254)

    Stafford Campus (01785 275800)

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