Ho do I apply?
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How to apply
What is the deadline for applying?
We do not have a formal deadline because we are aiming to be as flexible as possible. However, for planning purposes, we would recommend you apply sooner rather than later.
I have forgotten to put something on my application form. What should I do?
If you have forgotten to put something on your application form, then you can ring us on 01590 625555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need to know your name and address that you applied with, and what needs to be added into your application.
Since I submitted my application, some of my details have changed. What should I do?
You can log back into the account that you created to submit your application and change your details at any time.
If you require assistance doing this, please call 01590 625555 or email email@example.com.
Can I change my subject choices once I have applied?
Yes, you can. Initially you will be invited to an interview where your course choices will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to change your mind.
You can also change your mind at enrolment once you have received your GCSE results.
If you DO wish to change your courses, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary arrangements.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I have applied to the College. When will I hear about an interview?
You should be able to book an interview through the applicant portal. If you are unable to do this, please email the Admissions team and they can arrange it for you. The email address is email@example.com
I have had my interview and was offered a place by email. Will I get a letter as well?
No. Everything is managed through our online application portal and via email. If you have any concerns, you can contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org
I did not take my mocks - will I have to take my exams again in November?
The Department for Education is still finalising details about the way forward, so we are unable to confirm any precise details right now. Teachers are making grade judgements according to the full academic profile of their learners. Mock exam results form part of these judgements but will not make up the full picture.
If I have applied for a Level 3 course, will I be placed onto a Level 2 course if I do not achieve the stated entry requirements?
Generally, yes. We will discuss your options with you at Enrolment when you have received your grades.
Can I take four A Levels and then drop one?
When students begin a course, they are expected to finish it. We do not advise taking four A Levels because the academic demands are so high. There is a big jump up from GCSE to A Level and students often find taking four A Levels overwhelming. Importantly, universities do not demand four A Levels and evidence shows that students make better progress when focusing their time and efforts on three. One option is to complete three A Levels and pursue the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in Year Two, which is equivalent to an AS Level qualification. Universities generally welcome the EPQ because it prepares students well for degree level research.
Can I complete GCSEs alongside A Levels?
This is rare and depends on the circumstances and rationale. If you mean can you combine the two levels because you did not achieve satisfactory GCSE outcomes, then the answer is generally no. However, we do offer GCSE Astronomy alongside the A Level Physics course and GCSE Chinese for native speakers. We would need to explore this in more detail according to your individual circumstances during your Enrolment appointment in August.