Your Open Event Checklist

Why come along to an open event? 

This is the best way to see our Ofsted Outstanding college and to understand what we’re all about. Our staff and students are passionate about what they do so by talking to them you can find out all you need to know about life at Exeter College. Deciding on your next steps is an exciting time and we hope that a visit to us will inspire you to think about your future. 

If this is your first time visiting us then there are some things we would recommend you do to get the most out of your visit. We also have some top tips to ensure your trip is as successful as possible. 

Pre-Register then plan your evening 

If you pre-register your attendance here then we will email you the programme for the evening prior to the event. This means you can plan which subjects you want to visit and make the most of your time with us. 

Request a School Leavers course guide 

You can do this here and we will post you a copy. This way you can have a read about the subjects you are interested in and get your questions ready for when you arrive. You can pick up a course guide on the evening too. 

Speak to subject lecturers 

Talk to our experts about A Levels, the new T Levels, BTECs, vocational and technical programmes, Access to HE, Degrees and Apprenticeships, that way you have all the information you need and you can make an informed decision. You can search through our courses online too. 

Find out about our wide range of academies and enrichment opportunities 

We recognise that during your time at college you will want to do more than study. Our enrichment programme and academies enhance your core programme of study and help you to enjoy, achieve and make a positive contribution to life at college. 

Stand out from the crowd with Extend 

Extend is a unique, exciting and stretching academic study programme for A Level students, aimed at helping them to maximise their potential. 

If you are planning to study an A Level programme at Exeter College you will need to enrol on a four element programme. This will commonly consist of three core A Levels and an ‘Extend’ option. Read more about our Extend programme here

Our to do list 

Don’t miss out and make sure you tick these things off your list to get the most out of an open event. 

  • Pick up a School Leavers Course Guide 
  • Talk to teaching staff 
  • Go to a Principal’s talk 
  • Find out about Travel and Financial Support 
  • Apply online when you get home or pick up an application form on the night 

Looking for advice? 

We recommend making the most of our lecturers’ specialist knowledge, so make a shortlist of subjects to visit, and plan to ask lots of questions at the open event. However, if you’re not sure where to start our College Advice Team will be happy to help! They will be on hand during the open events so please pop by with any queries. They also work with many schools across the South West so ask your school if you can make an appointment with them for further guidance, or call 01392 400600 to find out more. You can also read more about them here

Can’t make it? 

Don’t worry, we have open events throughout the year. Take a look here to find one that suits you. You may find that you want to visit us a number of times throughout the year and that’s fine too! 

Don’t forget! 

If you are coming from out of town then please remember that we don’t have any on-site parking. Please take a look in advance at where you can park to save any stress on the night. You will find some parking information on the Open Event registration page. You can see where all our sites are here and find the nearest car park here

Grab a cuppa 

All of our on-site cafes will be open on the night where you can pick up a free tea or coffee. Our School Leavers course guide provides some great reading material too. 

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