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Year 10 & 11 Taster Day at Truro College

A taster day on Monday 01 July 2024 for students who are in private school, home-based learning or a school which has a sixth form.

Are you a pupil at a school with a sixth form, private school or are you a home-based learner? If so, you may not have had an opportunity to visit Truro College for a Taster Day where you can meet tutors, tour the campus and have a go at a variety of fun and engaging subject lessons.

The deadline for registrations was Friday 21 June. If you have any questions ahead of the event please contact Helena Newton

Important Information

On arrival, please sign in at Allen Reception. You can view a campus map here. We encourage visitors to take the park and ride or public transport where possible, but if you are driving, please ensure that you register your vehicle on our ANPR system at reception to avoid any parking fines. Please note that parents cannot attend alongside their son or daughter but are welcome to wait in our Spires coffee bar in the Allen building.

The Taster Day is open to young people currently in Year 10 or 11 only and it is only available on Monday 01 July. It is the parent’s responsibility to inform their son or daughter’s school if they are attending. If your child has any learning support needs, medical needs or access requirements please advise us in advance.

We look forward to welcoming you on 01 July.  Please be aware that there will be other schools and alternative provision providers present on this day.


10am | Arrival and welcome talk with Lisa Briscoe

10.15am – 11.45am | Morning Taster Session

11.45am – 12.30pm | Lunch

12.30pm – 2pm | Afternoon Taster Session

2pm | Depart

Your choice of taster sessions

On your Taster Day you will undertake 2 out of your top 3 choices dependent on availability.

Art & Design – including a variety of creative and practical subjects
Business Studies – including economics, law, accounting, travel and tourism
Computing – including Programming, Hardware and Cyber
Construction – including bricklaying, plastering and carpentry
* Please wear sturdy shoes.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.
Construction (Surveying) – i.e. design and planning – technical construction or civil engineering * Please wear sturdy shoes.  PPE will be provided.
Education & Training – including teaching and working within childcare and early years
Engineering * Please wear sturdy shoes.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.

CAD – an introduction to 3D constraining, drawing and rendering in a computer environment to a professional standard

Electronics – an introduction to programming electrical components and controlling the environment where they are being used.

Workshop – an introduction to workshop techniques and tolerances, with the opportunity to try your hand at virtual welding

English – including English Literature, English Language, English Language & Literature
Hair & Beauty – including hairdressing and beauty
Hospitality & Professional Cookery – an introduction to the world of Hospitality & Professional Cookery.  Learn about what it’s like to become a chef, mixologist or sommelier
Health & Social Care – including Health Studies and Social Care
Humanities – includes History, Geography, Philosophy, Classics and Religious Studies
Maths – an introduction to A Level Maths
Media – including film studies
Motor Vehicle * Please wear sturdy shoes.  Personal Protective Equipment will be provided.
Performing Arts (Dance) – *** Please bring suitable clothing and dance shoes if you have them
Performing Arts (Drama)
Performing Arts (Music)
Performing Arts (Production & Live Events)
Protective Services – (uniformed services e.g. police) – please note this is largely theory based with some practical – please bring your PE kit
Science – includes a mixture of the sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics)
Social Sciences – including Psychology, Sociology and Politics
Sport – please note this is largely theory based with some practical – please bring your PE kit
Sports Academies (NB: there is no qualification attached to this, but it can be done alongside other full time courses) Will involve practical sessions so please bring your PE kit.


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