The Application Process
To begin a course with us in September you will need to first complete an online application. After entering your basic details to set up an account you will need to verify your email address before logging back in to continue and complete your application form.
Please note that as a Sixth Form College we can only accept applications from individuals aged 18 or under on 31st August 2021.
Predicted Grades/ Mock Results
If you have your Predicted or Mock grades available enter them in the relevant section of the application form. If you have already received your final GCSE results enter them in the final grade box, otherwise this box can be left blank.
If you have not yet received predicted or mock results you can leave this section blank and move on to the next section, you can add them at a later date by visiting https://prospect.sfx.ac.uk, logging in to your account and selecting "Qualifications" in the menu.
We must receive a reference from your school or college before we can make you an offer of a place. The reference gives us an idea of what you are like at school, as well as some additional information including attendance, additional learning support and recommended course level.
We recommend that your reference is completed by your head of year or tutor. Enter their name on the form and if you know their direct email address put it down, otherwise enter the general school email address. We will then contact them directly by email to request a reference, but it is also good to let them know that you would like them to complete it for you. If you have moved schools in the last couple of years we may need a reference from all previous schools/colleges.
We can only offer a place to students for whom we have received a satisfactory reference. Any reference deemed unsatisfactory is reviewed by a member of our senior team who makes a final decision as to whether we can offer the applicant a place or not. We ask schools to let us know if there are any changes to their report after they have submitted the reference.
We have taken the decision to cancel interview for the time being. At the beginning of the academic year we made the decision to postpone the start date of admission interviews in the hope that we would be able to safely welcome applicants to the college face to face, giving them the chance to take a look around and meet some of our student ambassadors. As this was not possible, interviews were instead due to begin virtually with staff conducting them on-site. After the decision to close schools and colleges and make learning remote we have decided for the time being to cancel admission interviews, as it might have been difficult for some staff to conduct them from home during the evening when they would usually take place. This will give our teaching staff who usually lead the interviews additional time to focus on supporting their students with online learning. We will instead be making offers to applicants based on application and reference alone.
To receive a conditional offer, you must meet the following requirements:
- Complete an application in full
- Attend a successful interview
- We must receive a satisfactory school reference
The offer is for a place at the Sixth Form College and is not course-specific; your courses will be confirmed at enrolment once you have received your GCSE results. To take up your place in September you must meet the conditions of the offer. The conditions of the offer are:
- Maintaining a satisfactory school reference for the duration of the year (i.e. any negative change to your reference after you have been given an offer might result in the offer being withdrawn)
- Meeting the GCSE entry requirements for your chosen course. If you do not meet the entry requirements we will do our best to find a suitable alternate course for you.
Enrolment is when students officially sign up to their courses and finalise their place with us. Enrolment for the new September 2021 starters will take place throughout the week beginning Monday 30th August after GCSE results have been released (please note this date may change subject to the date of GCSE results day). All offer holders will be given a specific enrolment appointment to attend during the enrolment week. We cannot reserve a place for any accepted applicants who are unable to attend during enrolment week.
Students will need to bring the following with them:
- GCSE results
- Enrolment appointment letter
- Passport/ residence documents
- A £50 ICT provision fee
You do not need to make a final decision about the course you would like to study until enrolment.
Please note: we can only issue refunds of the ICT fee up until 10th September 2021 for non-beginners.
Admissions Policy: Download a copy of our current Admissions Policy here
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