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Tasters Update 20/5/2020

Our Tasters haven’t gone live yet but please check back again soon. The next set of sessions we are planning to run will be in November and aimed at Year 11s to help them decided which subjects to make an application to. All sessions will adhere to Coronavirus safety guidelines and as such places may be more limited but we will continually review the arrangements and keep this page updated.

Our support teams are always available for advice on finance, bursaries and transport via our live chat facility or by emailing studentservices@scg.ac.uk. Our Admissions Team would be happy to help with any queries you may have about the wide range of courses we offer admissions@scg.ac.uk

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Please fill in your personal details below and then choose the Tasters you would like to attend. If you have any medical needs we should be aware of please note them in the Support Needs box.

  • How Do I Book?

    Please use the filter tools at the top of the subject list to narrow down the sessions to the areas you are interested in.

    On our Academic Taster Saturday you can try out one subject in each session - pay special attention to the ‘#’ session numbers and start/end times as you won’t be able to attend two classes at the same time! Please also note which campus your chosen subjects are at and make sure that if your next subject is at the other campus there is enough time between the sessions to allow you to get there in time - it’s approximately a 10min walk between them.

    During the Vocational Taster weeks, you can try one subject per day and each subject will be offered on at least two dates so you can look for the alternative day if there is a clash.

    Once you have chosen all your subjects you need to fill in the personal details box at the bottom including any medical or support needs we should be aware of. Then hit Submit!

    When you have submitted your booking the web page will show you an overview of your choices and a copy will be sent to the email you used to register. Please keep it safe especially if you have booked for the Academic Saturday event as this will be your timetable for the day.

  • What Tasters Should I Choose?

    We recommend you use this opportunity to find out more about subjects that are new to you or you are unsure of.

    If for example you absolutely love History, already know that our Public Services course is what you need to get you to the career you want, or that you must have Chemistry to get onto your chosen Uni course, then there is no necessity to undertake a Taster session in them. If you are intrigued by subjects you haven’t seen at GCSE, or want to compare similar courses and find which you like more, then this is an opportunity to try them out and see what they entail.

    There is no requirement for you to have completed a Taster in the subjects that you wish to apply for and no preference is given during the interview process to those that have attended a Taster – they are just a great chance to discover more about our wide range of subjects and find something that will fire your creativity or inspire you to succeed.

  • What If I Change My Mind?

    Please choose your Tasters carefully as you will not be able to change your choices after you submit them (except in exceptional circumstances).

    If you no longer wish to undertake your Tasters please get in touch with us via events@scg.ac.uk so we can offer your space to another pupil – these sessions are always extremely popular and we often hold waiting lists for places.

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You can only book 4 Academic Tasters

Please select TWO subjects from each campus or FOUR subjects from the same campus.

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