Year 11 Hub

Year 11 Hub

Welcome to our dedicated Year 11 Hub! Below you will find several useful sections to make your transition from Year 11 to Year 12 at St Mary’s College as smooth as possible. We know things are different at the moment but please be assured we are here for you and working as normal to answer any questions you may have.

Applications for September 2020 are still open.

Our online application form is still available and you can submit your application here. We still have places available on a range of our A Level and Vocational Courses. After we receive your application our Admissions Team will be in touch to arrange your telephone interview.

You can find our Year 11 FAQs here but if you have any further questions about a new or existing application or anything else please email our Admissions Team at or call our dedicated mobile number on 07561792385

Course Information for September 2020

Our teaching staff are currently preparing reading lists and further information and online resources for all our A Level and Vocational Courses. Please check back for regular updates.

Please click your subjects below to see the latest information for each subject area.

A Levels

Biology                                                            Business Studies

Chemistry                                                       Computer Science

Economics                                                      English Language & English Literature

Fine Art                                                           History

Law                                                                   Mathematics & Further Mathematics

Physics                                                             Psychology

Religious Studies                                           Sociology

Vocational Courses

Applied Law                                                      Applied Science

Business & Finance                                         Creative Media


Health & Social Care (with Childcare, Play & Development)

Information Technology

Public Services                                                   Sport

Vocational Studies Level 1

The First Steps to Your Future

Choosing the correct course for your future career aspirations can seem like a daunting task, so below you will find a selection of online quizzes to help with your decisions and some useful tips for CV and interview preparation.

Careers Quiz 

UCAS Careers Quiz

CV & Interview Prep

Success at Schools Career Advice

Our Admissions team are on hand to answer any questions regarding your admission to St Mary’s College and your subject choices via email at


Our Careers team are on hand to answer any questions regarding university choices and options after college via email at

You can also find below a selection of resources provided by our Careers team where you can find further information and guidance from Universities, large organisations and employers.

The Brilliant Club programme is designed to support students from 10 years old to 18 years old.

Informed Choices brings together guidance from the Admissions teams at Russell Group universities giving clear information about the subjects to consider if you’re hoping to progress to a competitive university.

Edgehill University have provided a range of online activities for you to complete alongside a timetabled plan of live activities designed to provide support to individuals from Years 7 to 13 where any student can book on themselves and watch a live presentation on a specific topic delivered by one of our Education Liaison Team.

Manchester University have launched their Star Lecture Series. The series aims to cover a variety of different subject areas and age ranges, from Year 9 to sixth-form students. You can watch videos of previous Star Lectures and see accompanying information, such as suggested further reading. See the left-hand menu for a list of previous lectures.

If you’re thinking of a carer in Science and Engineering visit STEM for a selection of activities and resources in science or Tomorrow’s Engineers for further details. BAE Systems have launched their own STEM home learning activities with fantastic prizes to be won, plus many more interesting links, engineering quizzes and career videos.

CyberFirst have moved their summer courses online. You will find fun and interactive instructor led sessions in virtual classrooms, choose to study in the morning or afternoon for 2 weeks with dates available between June and August. You will also find industry and government live guest speakers.

If you’re thinking of a career in Medicine and attending medical school, the NHS website allows you to explore the wide ranging roles within the NHS and read real life stories, compare roles with their handy tool and complete the career quiz.

The University of Law have created several career guides, these include Law, Criminology and Business.

Or you could always use some of your time to visit a virtual school trip! Explore the Great Barrier Reef or Nasa, delve into the world of Harry Potter, visit the National Theatre or take a safari!

Save the Date

We will be holding our virtual New Student Day on 1st July 2020. New Student Day is your opportunity to explore your subject choices, meet our teachers and find out more about life at St Mary’s College. Please keep an eye out for further updates across our social media channels and in your email inbox!

Parents Information

Below you will find some parents guides created by our dedicated careers team who are available to provide specialist careers advice and consultation to our students.

Parental information regarding careers 

Parents guide to careers and guidance 

Parents guide to university study

Social Media

We regularly post across our social media channels so please don’t forget to follow us to keep up to date with all things St Mary’s! On our social media channels you will find helpful videos & links, further course information, our live messenger service and much more. You can find us at the following addresses:

Facebook / stmarysblackburn

Twitter @smcblackburn

Instagram @stmarysblackburn

We look forward to seeing you soon!