Welcome to Olympic College.
At Heltwate School we have a successful 16-19 department, Olympic College, which caters for students who benefit from experiencing a range of skills for life and continued learning in a supported setting. We realise that not all of our students progress along their learning pathway vertically or are ready to make choices about their future. For this reason our college focuses on an array of skills and vocational tasters to offer you greater knowledge and experience of pathways whilst developing confidence and a greater level of independence.
Our college is further developing a learner centred approach and aims to cater for pupils who are working at Entry Level, Level 1 or 2. Our entry requirements centre on levels of achievable/targeted independence. We also look at individual interests, achievements and progress made when considering chosen programmes of study. This will ensure that a proposed route forward is realistic and achievable.
The value of the College not only lies in the richness of the ‘Foundation Learning’ curriculum and range of accredited courses offered but also in the development of social skills with fellow students and staff, community based opportunities such as work experience and collaborative learning experiences, college and inclusion, enterprise projects and careers development and many, many more opportunities.
In Olympic College students will enjoy increased independence, remembering that this brings increased responsibilities. As senior students they need to be a positive role model to younger pupils, showing them that as you grow older you can make good choices about your future.
Application opening and closing dates: TBC
Key Stage Guide, Curriculum forecast’s & Application form available for download below