How time is flying past for all of us here at Palma College. Our second Open Day is fast approaching on Saturday 13th July and all our current island based staff will be there to answer questions about subjects, combinations and careers.
Before we reach Open Morning our summer classes begin on 9th July for two and a half hours per day. Conversational Spanish classes are leading the way but we also have English classes; the opportunity to take Art classes and some catch up or revision for academic subjects if required.
We have been asked by some slightly more ‘mature’ students if they can come and either re-take a single A Level for university entrance and, in particular, join our Performing Arts course. We are happy to discuss flexible and life long learning programmes. After the shock of school exams becomes a distant memory it is often appropriate to return to education purely for the love of a subject. We are currently putting together a twilight Film Studies course for the Autumn in connection with film industry experts which promises to be both educational and instructive. More details to follow shortly.
Finally we are open all through July if you want to pop in for a chat (please check website for exact times). We will be in College for results days in August for both A Level and later for GCSE. The most important thing for students on those days is not to panic if you don’t achieve your predicted grades. There are ALWAYS solutions, just keep calm and consider your options. Your current school should be open for advice and help during this period but we are also happy to help parents or students if they have queries about next steps.
We hope everyone has a long, happy summer. If you have holiday work to do don’t forget it and, if you are entering Upper Six after the summer and are applying to a UK university, remember to get working on those personal statements!