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Long Road Live – Year 11 Applicant Virtual Welcome

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We are so disappointed that we are unable to welcome you onto our campus this week following the government’s announcement not to lift final lockdown restrictions until 19th July. We know this was disheartening news for many of you, however, this won’t stop us from giving you the best possible virtual welcome that we can with Long Road Live! 

Here on our Long Road Live page, you can find all of the virtual resources that you need to find out more about life as a Long Road student!

You can also click here to read our Long Road Live e-newsletter!


Long Road Live – Thursday 24 June, 1pm- 1:45pm

Our Long Road Live event is dedicated to introducing you to Long Road life. Our student ambassadors were really looking forward to meeting you this week and telling you all about their experiences of Long Road. Instead of doing this face-to-face, they will be discussing everything you want to know about our Long Road community during our virtual welcome event!

During Long Road Live, you will have the opportunity to ask our student ambassadors questions on everything and anything you want to know about Long Road. Don’t worry – you won’t have to turn your camera or microphone on, all questions will be asked anonymously via our live Q&A chat box function.

Although this isn’t quite the welcome that we had planned for you, we hope that you will still find this an engaging introduction to Long Road Life – we look forward to answering all of your questions!

Couldn’t make our event? Don’t worry, you can watch the recording here…


Be Inspired – Meet our specialist teachers

Although you are unable to meet our teachers face-to-face this year, you are able to hear from them virtually! Click below to watch videos on each of our academic courses, hear from our teachers and current students!

These videos will give you an introduction to the course and an insight into the topics you will be studying when you join us in September.

Watched our videos and still want to find out more? Drop us an email at hello@longroad.ac.uk with your question and we will do our best to help you.


Be Amazed – Explore our beautiful campus

We know that so many of you are desperate to come and visit us, unfortunately, that isn’t possible right now, but we promise to welcome you on-campus as soon as we are able to! For now, why not take our virtual tour?! Be amazed as you explore our beautiful campus from the safety and comfort of your own home. 

Long Road Sixth Form College is perfectly placed, a short walk to the historical city centre of Cambridge and alongside the cutting-edge research of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

As you explore our green and leafy campus and you’ll soon feel a world away from city life, breathe in the fresh country air and stroll along our woodland walk. With several thousand trees on campus, including a number of rare species such as an Indian bean tree and a giant redwood, we are very wildlife-friendly.

Outside of your classes, you will have the opportunity to explore the world-famous city of Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus borders Long Road Sixth Form College, placing you at the heart of modern scientific research. Across our subject departments, Long Road teachers have developed strong links with those working on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, putting Long Road students in the ideal location to learn from the world-leading academics and industry specialist scientists.


Be Yourself – Supporting you as an individual

At Long Road, we pride ourselves on the additional support and pastoral care that we offer all of our students. Our teaching and support staff have a strong commitment to ensuring you have equal opportunities to succeed; their advice and guidance make Long Road accessible and friendly to all students.

From the moment you join our college community, your Progress Coach will be by your side to ensure a smooth transition and help you settle into college life. They will continue to guide you throughout your education journey with us to help you stay on target and reach your goals.

When it’s time to move onto the next steps our Careers team are ready to empower you to make well-informed realistic decisions about your future. With regular careers events, talks and workshops you can create a progression plan tailored to your individual career goals.

Whatever challenges you face, our dedicated Academic Support and Student Welfare team will work with you and your family to ensure you achieve the best that you can. If you have an EHC plan we will develop individual learning programmes which are regularly reviewed and adjusted.

Click on the videos below to find out how we will support and empower you to be yourself!


Be Prepared – Summer Work 2021

There are just a few months to go until you join us as a Long Road student and we hope you are as excited as we are!

One of the most important activities to help prepare you for your studies as a Long Road student is completing the summer work tasks for GCSE English, Level 4 Foundation Art and each of your A Level and Level 3 Applied subjects

Our teachers cannot wait to meet you all, in fact, they are so enthusiastic to start working with you that they have created “Summer Work Explanation Videos” to introduce themselves and help get you started on their summer task activities. You can view these videos at any time by visiting our website or YouTube Channel – don’t forget to subscribe!

If you do find that you have some questions then please don’t hesitate in contacting your Course Team Leader, you will find their contact details at the bottom of the Summer Work page. All Summer Work should be completed and ready to hand in during your first lesson at Long Road. 

These activities aren’t here to trip you up or catch you out, they’re designed to give you an extra taste of what you will be learning during your time at Long Road and we hope you have fun completing them!

Be prepared for Long Road life – click here to get started on your Summer Work 2021