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Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Support and Help

Providing timely, accurate and impactful advice and guidance to our students is one of our main priorities.  Whether pastoral or academic, we always ensure that the varied needs of our students are met because of our commitment to getting to know every student as an individual.

Students are supported in all aspects of their life at C6 including study skills, how to apply for student bursaries, choosing university courses, UCAS application process, Apprenticeships, careers advice and guidance, university and career based trips and so much more. 

Study Support 

We understand that the transition from GCSE to Post-16 is thought to be more challenging than the transition to university.  In recognition of this we offer bespoke study support to all of our students.  Our proactive approach ensures that students are supported before they start to struggle. 

Study support at C6 begins before students join us in September.  We aim to bridge the gap between GCSEs and Post-16 with subject specific tasks to complete prior to starting the course.  This means that our team of tutors, study supervisor and teachers can immediately provide tailored and targeted support to individual students.

At the start of the year, students are taught a short course on effective study skills and are closely monitored as they gain confidence and independence in their approach to studying for a Level 3 qualification.

Health and Wellbeing 

Sixth Form can be a great time of change in young people’s lives, and there are many new situations and issues that students face.  If you feel that you need to talk to someone at the College, in the first instance please contact your Tutor, Head of Sixth Form (Mrs Rice) or a member of the Safeguarding Team.  All of these members of staff will be able to advise and refer on to more specialist help if necessary.

There are also many agencies that offer help and support and information to students of a Sixth Form age, including:

  • Kooth – Help with mental health issues, Kooth offers an immediate on-line counselling service for people aged between 11 and 18 (they also have a monitored forum).  On-line chat is available from midday on weekdays and from 6pm on weekends. Click HERE to access the website.
  • BeMe – The BeMe team offer a range of services to people experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.  They are part of the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and offer help to anyone over the age of 16 who needs it, free of charge.  BeMe can be accessed by calling this number:  01579 373700.
  • Young Minds - Young minds  provides  young people with tools to look after their mental health. The  website is full of advice and information on what to do if you're struggling with how you feel.  There is additional information to empower parent  to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives.

Concern about the College 

If you have a concern about the College, its staff or one or more of its students, you can report it here on the Contact us page.

Bursary Financial Support – 16-19 Bursary 

Schools and colleges across the country have received from the government a bursary fund for learners in post 16 education and training in 2018-19.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training post-16.  It also aims to eliminate the gap in attainment that currently exists nationally between students from poorer and more affluent backgrounds.  This is the overarching principle on which decisions regarding the bursary fund will be made.

For further information regarding the 16-19 Bursary, please contact