Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Doctors and dentists support college programme

Clarendon Sixth Form College hosted a visit by doctors and a dentist for their pre medicine and dentistry event to launch the college’s futures programme for 2018.

Industry professionals took time out of their busy schedules to support the college’s programme and give an insight into these competitive careers included; Vicki Howarth, clinical director and Lydia Baines, junior doctor from Tameside General Hospital and Janet Hinchliffe, a dental hygienist.

Each gave a presentation to help 15 and 16 year olds understand what is required in terms of educational achievements and expectations in the sector, whilst giving an reflecting on their own individual journey to successful careers.

The Futures programme is designed to support students who wish to progress into sought after careers such as medicine, dentistry, law and teaching.  Students who are predicted high GCSE grades are encouraged to apply to the programme.

The students who take part in the programme will receive bespoke tutorial sessions, specialist support from a dedicated mentor.

Jackie Moores, Principal, Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The Futures programme gives school students invaluable information about the sector they’re interested in and allows them to develop professional contacts for the future.

The event hopefully inspired those who attended to come to the best performing college in Tameside and to pursue their dreams of becoming a doctor or dentist etc.”

If you would like to sign up for one of the upcoming futures events visit

The dates for the next Futures events are: 15th November 2017 and 13th December 2017.