Applications are now open to take part in the Wellcome Collection’s free magic project for 14 to 19-year-olds. The aim is to learn the trade of conjurers and magicians, then step into the spotlight and perform. Not only is the project free to participate in, food and travel expenses will be covered!
Participants are required to attend on all dates, and these cover two Saturdays in July and two Tuesday to Friday weeks during the August summer holidays.
Early bird application deadline is on Monday, 17 June. More info and the application form can be found HERE. Good luck!
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Received the following email earlier in the week. If based in London and interested for your child/ren, please read through and apply via the link at the bottom. Kindly share so that as many home edders as possible know about this opportunity.
I’m very pleased to announce that the new GCSE course for home ed teens (14+) at City & Islington’s Angel campus is now live! The subjects being offered are:
English (language & literature)
The final decision re: the duration of course (1 or 2 years) will be made depending on the ages/needs of those registering interest. I’m not sure whether the college has decided to allow a la carte selection from the subject menu or to require commitment to all subjects. The form linked below asks respondents to tick desired subjects so it may be that you can pick and choose.
City & Islington College in London (CANDI) will be piloting a free, part-time, 2 year course for home educated children (14+) from September 2019.
The course will run 3 days a week at their Angel campus (Angel tube, Zone 1, Northern Line).
The pilot is now in the design phase, so if you are interested in a place for your child, please complete this survey to register your interest and contribute to the final subject selection. The link is repeated below.
GCSE English Language
Another subject or subjects, TBC. At this point, it looks likely to be a BTEC (Level 2) in ICT (Information & Creative Technology) with digital projects in partnership with a major tech company (TBD). However, there may be an opportunity to change this, or add an additional elective subject depending on interest. NB the children will be timetabled as a group, so…
UPDATE OCTOBER 2019: “we are full in Southend & Thurrock but have a couple of spaces in Basildon. For academic year 2020/21 – We will be offering Y10 and Y11 children Level 1 Certificate + Maths & English qualifications”
Services For Education is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to offer FREE 2 hour training sessions for home educating parents of primary age (5-11) children beginning on Wednesday 18th July.
South Leicestershire College is hoping to offer free courses to home educated 14-16s. There will be an open meeting at the college for home educators on Thursday March 15th 2018 to gauge interest and gather feedback on what the college could offer. Continue reading →
Here is some background information regarding Lord Soley’s Home Education Bill as set out in this FOI from Hertfordshire CC, including correspondence from AEHEP in April 2017 and notes from the meeting with Lord Soley and others at the House of Lords in October 2017.