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Our philosophy is that all students should be supported on a personal and individual basis in terms of both academic progress and general welfare and well-being. It is our aim to ensure that you not only achieve your educational goals but that you become thoughtful and active citizens leaving College with con dence, commitment and optimism for the future.
Shaping Futures also embraces the careers support you will receive to: a) help you decide what you want to do next - whether college, university, travel or work, b) assist you in writing and submitting well thought out and convincing university and job applications. In other words, Shaping Futures is also about giving you a clear sense of direction in your life following the completion of your secondary education at Godalming.
Learning and Study Support
Careers
Our award-winning careers department assists
students in planning for the future. There is a well-
resourced Careers Library and students can access
a wide range of online careers resources and
guidance software through Godalming Online. Our
professionally quali ed careers staff offer advice
on preparing a CV, applying to university, specialist art/ music/drama courses, gap year opportunities, employment and training.
Students will have access to one-to-one guidance interviews. The Aim High programme supports students applying to Oxford and Cambridge and competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
College Counselling Service
A college counsellor is available  ve days a week. Simply call in or book an appointment by phone or text for this con dential, impartial service.
Financial help
The College is able to offer  nancial assistance in the form of bursaries to help students with the direct costs of study, such as transport, books, equipment and exams. It is available to students who may
have dif culties in completing their courses because of  nancial considerations or for unforeseen emergencies. Speak to our Student Support Services if you are not sure whether you may qualify. An application form is available on the College website or from the Student Finance Of cer in College.
Learning support is available to all students to enable you to complete your course successfully. All students take part in an initial screening process and complete a learning support questionnaire at the start of the  rst term. This is to help us to identify everybody who might bene t from extra support. Further in-depth assessment may be carried out
if necessary to identify exact needs. Students are encouraged to make use of the support offered and to talk to us about any concerns.
A variety of support is offered, including:
• Drop-in learning support, available to anyone who would like some
help with their work
• In-class support, usually for level 2 and some vocational courses
• Individual support, long and short term depending on need
• Assessment for dyslexia and other speci c dif culties
• Assessment for exam concessions, e.g. extra time, reader, computer, scribe, etc
• Specialist support for hidden disabilities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and mental health needs
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