Future Friday Blog

Friday 20th January 2020

Rochdale Sixth Form and Oldham Sixth Form Interviews

Over the course of the last two weeks our Year 11 pupils have attended their Rochdale Sixth Form and Oldham Sixth Form interviews.

Representatives from the colleges have commented on how well the interviews went, and were very complimentary about our pupils. Well done.

The second round of Rochdale Sixth Form interviews will be held on Thursday 6 February and pupils will be notified via their tutor groups nearer the time.

Mock Results

Year 11 pupils received their GCSE mock exam results on Wednesday. Hopefully pupils weren't too disappointed. Remember these were your mock exams, there is plenty of time to improve on any results that you may have been unhappy with. This is a wake up call, use it to your advantage.


Representatives from NCS will be in school again next Wednesday, 22 January over the lunch time period. If you are wanting to discuss any aspect of the programme, please feel free to visit them in the atrium.

Representatives will also be available at the Year 11 Parents Evening on Thursday 30 January should parents and pupils like to know more about NCS and the benefits of participating in the programme.

Holroyd Precision and Hanson Springs Site Visits

On Thursday 23 January, groups of our Year 10 Engineering pupils will be visiting Holroyd Precision Engineering and Hanson Springs. In previous years, pupils have found the visits very informative and gave a clear insight into the engineering industry and opportunities open to them.

Apprenticeship Opportunities Rochdale, Oldham & Middleton

There are 109 apprenticeships and 42 traineeships vacancies at the moment in the Rochdale, Oldham and Middleton area. These range from Accounts, Administration, Barbering, Business and Administration, Childcare, Customer Service, Dental Nursing, Engineering, Hair and Beauty and many more.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship or traineeship after leaving Hollingworth in the summer, I would recommend that you take a look at what is on offer. Whilst you may not yet be eligible to apply, it is interesting to note what range of opportunities that there may be open to you.