New Students’ Day 2016 at OSFC 1

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What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday! Thank you to all our new students who came along to make the day a huge success. We hope that everyone who took part left feeling excited and better prepared for the start of term in September.

If you didn’t manage to attend, don’t worry. Here’s a summary of the day and links to some further support and advice to help with your successful journey at OSFC.

The timetable:

Below is a copy of the timetable that attendees took part in. Each student was assigned a group to ensure they visited each of the sessions available.


Jayne Clarke welcomed our new students with a presentation about what to expect from your time with us at OSFC. There was an introduction to our new college values, Open, Successful, Family and Confident. These underpin the way in which students and staff work together to ensure each and every one of you progress onto an exciting and successful future. Jayne also introduced new developments this year – a dedicated student support area with one-to-one personal tutor spaces and bespoke tutorial classrooms.



IMG_0006Our wide range of enrichment programmes were on display, with tutors and students providing time to discuss in more detail the benefits of taking part. It was a great opportunity to understand how the options link with subject choices and career progression.

You can learn more about the enrichment programmes available by visiting

We also welcomed Volunteer Centre Oldham and a host of organisations (see below) and charities from the local area who provide valuable opportunities to gain experience through volunteering. You can book a one-to-one appointment with Nadine Broome, Volunteer Development Officer via

If you’d like to search for volunteering opportunities online you can visit


New students had the chance to hear from some of our local universities, who delivered a series of presentation about life and choices to make at university. We were joined by representatives from The University of Manchester, University of Huddersfield and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Former students also joined us to talk about what they had been up to since leaving OSFC. With lots of useful advice and guidance on the various pathways to consider after college, attendees were able to round off their New Students Day with real experience and insight intouture ahead.

Don’t panic if you’re still undecided on what to do after college, our Careers team will spend as plenty of time with you during your time at OSFC to help you make the best decisions for you.


To help you prepare for the year ahead we have made available a series of summer assignments to get you started. These aren’t compulsory but they will provide you with a good insight into the content and tasks you will be working on as part of your course. If you’re still a little undecided on which subjects to choose these assignments will help you narrow down your options. Try out the exercises and be certain that this is the subject for you.

3D Design

Ancient History


Information and Communication Technology


BTEC Business Level 2

BTEC First Level 2 Health & Social Care

BTEC Information Technology

BTEC Science

BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care

BTEC Business (Extended and Diploma)

Business Studies

Certificate in Financial Studies



Computer Science


Drama and Theatre Arts



English Language and Literature

English Language

English Literature

Film Studies

Fine Art

GCSE Media Studies



Graphic Design

Goverment and Politics


Health and Social Care



Bridging booklet 2015 -Maths

Media Studies

Modern Languages


Performing Arts CAMTEC



Physical Education



Religion, Philosophy and Ethics


Travel and Tourism BTEC

Textile Design

Single Double Award in Health & Social Care

UAL Art & Design Extended Diploma





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