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  • September 10th - Access Creative College

Open Events coming up:

27/10 - 3pm & 5pm
29/10 - 3pm & 5pm
14/11 - 10am &12pm
01/12 - 6pm

Please visit  here for college details.

  • September 8th - Askham Bryan College

Just a reminder about our series of Late Applicant Events running every Wednesday in September from 5.00pm – 7.00pm. Students can book 30-minute slots to come and speak to our tutors and hopefully get all set for an immediate start with us.

For anyone interested, they can find out more via:

Additional Information:

  • No drop-ins will be allowed
  • 1 guest per student
  • Must wear mask, sanitise hands and not attend if they are experiencing any symptoms.
  • We encourage students to apply beforehand, even if they are unsure, so we can get them interviewed and effectively ready to start asap.
  • We are still accepting applications for all of our courses:                                   

We have all of our course guides, some virtual tour footage and course and support overview presentations available via:

  • July 13th - Quality in Careers Award

We are proud to announce that we are fully meeting the 2020 standard in CEIAG. We are one of only 122 schools/colleges that have achieved this accolade.

Our stationery will hold the quality kite mark


  • June 25th - Career Advisor Appointments Y10 & Y11

Y10 and Y11

Please get in touch if you would like a conversation with our careers advisor. Just email Mrs Callan to book –

  • June 25th - Year 12 Q&As

York College are doing loads of “common questions and answers” on their Facebook feed today. If you do have any other questions, you can always email me or

Askham Bryan College will do a similar session 14-16th of July, so make sure you follow their socials. If you have any ABC questions, give me a shout.

Mrs Callan

  • June 15th - Aspire Week WINNER!

Firstly, thank you to all of you who sent in work for our first ever virtual Aspire Week: there was some really fantastic work submitted!

I am pleased to announce the winner is……Georgia. Well done Georgia, you’re prize will be on its way to you shortly.

Mrs Callan

  • June 11th - College Transition Work

To ease your transition to either York College or Askham Bryan College, please have a look at these links:  ABC  YC

As ever, if you have any questions, with Mrs Callan.

  • June 8th - Askham Bryan College

are still accepting people on their Personal Training for health, fitness and performance level 3 diploma. If you think you would be interested, get in touch with course manager, Rob Youhill

  • June 4th - Year 10 Week of Work

Attention Y10, this week we are holding a virtual Aspire Week. Please check SMHW and your pupil email for details of the activities. There are prizes to be won!!!

  • June 4th - Nuclear Physics Masterclass

Join the Department of Physics at the University of York and leading experts from all over the world for a Nuclear Masterclass starting Monday 22nd June. Find out more about cutting-edge research in Nuclear Physics and applications of nuclear technologies.

This four-week online programme is suitable for students studying Physics in years 11, 12 and 13 (S5 and S6 in Scotland) and allows for flexible learning in or out of the classroom.

Register  here.

  • June 4th - Check out The Dicovery Zone                                  

is home to fascinating activities for school aged children and their families, from how to make a speaking machine to looking inside an atom and making your own prehistoric cheese!

Prepare for a journey of discovery that will educate, entertain and inspire you from the comfort of your own home. Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided walks, family-friendly activities and much more, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests - most of them free. 

  • June 2nd - Facebook video message from York College

York College have released course specific activities, for students enrolled for a September start, to access and complete over the summer. Check the video posted here.

  • June 1st - Would you like to talk to our Careers Advisor?

Y10 and Y11

Please get in touch if you would like a conversation with our careers advisor. Just email Mrs Callan to book –

Our website has also been revamped with lots of new links for you to explore regarding post 16.

  • April 28th - A message from York College:

If you have any questions or concerns about your application and the general admissions process, please contact our Admission team via email:

If you would like to apply, but have not yet done so, please apply online by visiting: It is not too late to apply, but we would encourage students to do this as soon as possible in order to have the best chance of securing a place on the course/s of their choice.
If you are still a little unsure about your course choice, know that the course/s you put on your application form is just a starting point, and we are aware that you may want to make some changes over the coming months.

For more advice and guidance, email with any questions or concerns they may have.

  • April 28th - A message from Askham Bryan College:

We have organised a Virtual Open Event Week: Monday 11th May - Friday 15th May. Starting with an introduction to our college, we will then be hosting a series of Q and As alongside some pre-recorded presentations on all of our courses and support areas. Students will be able to ask questions on their course and other topics such as transport, accommodation, learning support and applying to study with us.

We are setting up the Zoom links for each session and all those interested must book online via our What’s On page:

As part of your booking you will receive a link through to our ‘Find out More’ page: This is currently being updated with our departmental presentations to accompany our course guides and virtual tour.

Just a final reminder that as a college we are working on some pre-enrolment activities for those who have applied with us and we are determined that no student be affected by the current situation in their transition from school leaver to Askham Bryan College student.

  • April 15th - A message from Askham Bryan College:

For those who are still unsure or have an initial interest we are continually digitalising our open event experience and all our usual information from course guides through to a virtual tour, and video footage, can be found via:

  • April 3rd -Apprenticeship Advice:

Given the current state of affairs resulting from Covid-19, we advise all prospective apprentices to have a backup place at a college/6th form, in order to continue your education.

  • April 3rd -York College info for prospective student

Please go to the York College Coronavirus Information Future Students page.

  • April 2nd -A message from Askham Bryan College:

We are determined that this disruption will not affect student’s transition from school leaver to Askham Bryan College student. Our admissions team are still welcoming applications for the next academic year and we have now adapted our interview process to replace face-to-face interviews with telephone or skype calls.

For any students or parents/guardians who are concerned about their next steps do feel free to get in touch with me, Calum Goodwin or go to:

We have also worked towards digitalising our open event experience, both for our college and university centre. We have set up the following section of our website: -  this will eventually contain:

-          Our FE course guides and university centre prospectus as a flow paper guide

-          Introductory videos to our subjects

-          In-depth presentations on our subjects including information on entry requirements, a typical day, facilities etc

If any students/parents are interested in specific course videos and guides and these are yet to be uploaded I am happy to send these out.

I would love to hear from students and any parents/guardians if you have any questions, via email or phone.

Many thanks,

Calum Goodwin

T:01904 772236 |

  • April 2nd -A message from Access Creative:           

Good Afternoon 

Hope you are well, and staying safe in these difficult times! 

We at Access Creative College have been putting plans in place to assist young people with their next steps in what must also be a worrying time for many of them.  We aim to keep our information, advice and guidance running as 'normally' as possible. We are still taking bookings for our open days and taster days, but will advise on dates and times when it is safe to do so. However, if your young people need IAG about our courses or admissions process , we can offer a remote virtual meet and greet in the form of Hangouts, Skype, Zoom etc, or by telephone . If you have young people that would benefit from this service, please advise them to book using the link below.


For any of your students who have applied, and haven't currently had their interviews, we are still conducting interviews remotely.  We are aware of current issues regarding GCSE's and A level results, and we will be taking this into consideration for every application and interview
If you need any further information regarding any of our College centres, and the courses on offer, you can view click the link below to view or download a copy of our prospectus or contact me via:

  • March 11th -We are beginning to organise our 2020 careers fair, which will be held in October.

If you are interested in having a space to talk to our students in Y7-11, please get in touch with Mrs Callan, Careers and Aspirations lead

  • March 2nd -Attention Y11!

Are you worried about your exams? Not sure how to revise? We have two Study Skills sessions running this week from 3-4pm on Wednesday and Thursday. The spaces are limited to 30 in a session, so it’s 1st come 1st served. Please see Mrs Callan to sign up.

  • March 2nd to 6th-Welcome to National Careers Week!

We’ll be discussing a variety of careers paths and sectors in school this week to enable our young people to think about their future.

To help enable these discussions to take place at home too, please see the careers section of our website, where there are lots of  helpful links-

As always, if you have any careers or post 16 related questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Mrs Callan – Careers and Aspirations Leader.  

  •  February 28th -ISSP Latest

The Y7/8 ISSP lecture is now open for booking. Places are limited, so ensure you book on!

  • Feb 26th-Is your son/daughter thinking about an apprenticeship post 16?

If so, have a look at the Amazing Apprenticeships “parent pack” here: If you  have any questions, please get in touch with Mrs Callan, Careers and Aspirations Leader.


in year 9, who won the Careers Logo competition. This logo will now be used on all careers documents, and in lessons:

  • January 13th- Attention Year 11!

There are still spaces available to book a taster day at Askham Bryan College for tasters days in February, March and April.  Use this link:, and let Mrs Callan/Mrs Keel know if you book one.

  • November 22nd -Attention students and parents/carers of Year 11!

As part of our ongoing careers and post 16 support, we would welcome any feedback through our website:

  • November 21st -Attention Year 11!

There are places for the apprenticeship taster days in February. If you’re interested, and haven’t signed up, see Mrs Callan or Mrs Keel asap. Closing date is 13th December.