OpenOpportunity Home Page

What is OpenOpportunity?

OpenOpportunity is a partnership of Secondary Schools,City College Norwich and Easton College. Over the course of the past 8 years the partnership has developed and run courses for pre and post-16 students in order to widen choices and opportunities available to students. These courses have included A-Levels, Young Apprenticeships and, more recently, Diplomas, BTECs and Foundation Learning programmes.

Over the past few years more and more schools and institutions have chosen to send students to OpenOpportunity courses.


 HIGHER OPPORTUNITIES

The Higher Opportunities Charity has been set up by the OpenOpportunity partners in response to the need to better encourage and support Norfolk students who are thinking of going on to Higher Education after they leave school.  To find out more click on the Higher Opportunities link to the left of the page or here.


21st January 2015

Schools’ Information for Potential 2015 OpenOpportunity Vocational Starts.

It’s that time of year again to welcome potential students to the process of application and enrolment.  You will find all the relevant information that you need by clicking on the tab to the left of this screen entitled Schools’ Information for 2015 starts or just follow the link here!


 

Hugely exciting news from OpenOpportunity!!!

The Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) programme

aims to raise the aspirations, enthusiasm and attainment of 14-17 year-olds with regard to higher education by making a valuable contribution to current academic research at the University of Cambridge.

Students can only attend HEFA as part of an organised school group, and recruitment is coordinated locally by OpenOpportunity with nearby schools. If your school wants to be involved in a field academy, please contact Janette Darbon Administrator at OpenOpportunity for further details.

via Higher Education Field Academies (HEFA) — Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA).


 

Hay Levels – Education at Hay Festival

Inspiring 3 minute films for A Levels

Listen to Lily on the subject of Hay Levels in the video below

Visit YouTube Hay Levels https://www.youtube.com/user/HayLevels

Here are some of our favourites!!

Maths – Trigonometry and Logarithms – Marcus Du Sautoy

History  – Weirdness of History with Simon Schama

English Lit – The Great Gatsby with Sarah Churchill


 Free course for sixth form students starting 26th January 2015

‘Preparing for uni’ – UEA’S MOOC (massive open online course) with FutureLearn

Watch the video.

To find out more click on the FutureLearn logo to the right.futurelearn

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THE 2014-2015 CONNELL GUIDES ESSAY PRIZE WILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS on 15th SEPTEMBER 2014. 

This year’s submissions will be judged by the author of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman.

To find out more click here or visit Connell Guides Essay Prize.

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UCAS Applications

Almost all applications for full-time higher education courses are made through UCAS.

You usually apply in the Autumn before you plan to start your higher education, so you’ll need to start researching during the first year of your course.

All applications are made online, using UCAS Apply.  The closing date for applications to most courses is 15 January.

Go to the UCAS website