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Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the admissions process...


How do I apply?

The application portal for new September 2021 applications is now closed.

If you would like to apply after the deadline, please email  We will take your contact details and will be in touch after GCSE results day if we have any spaces still available.

What is the application process?

Click here to view our application process

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Our minimum entry requirements to study three A levels are six GCSEs at grade 5 or above. If you wish to take four A levels you will need to achieve seven GCSEs at grade 7 or above. A number of subjects have their own minimum entry requirements so please check the subjects detail for more information.

We will consider other qualifications such as BTECs when reviewing your application, however, these do not form part of the minimum entry requirements.  

What will my interview be like?

Because of the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we are changing our offer process. Normally, we will have invited you to join us for an interview. This year, you will not be required to attend the college for an interview.

Will I be accepted?

Conditional offers – stating specified grades - are made to applicants whom the college believes have the potential to most benefit from a place, based on their application form and personal statement. Each year we are contacted by students who wish they had applied but who chose not to so, if in doubt, you are encouraged to apply!  Our admissions team can offer lots of practical advice and will be happy to talk through any dilemmas or concerns you may have.

When will I know if I have a place at the college?

Decision letters will be sent out to applicants as soon as possible once we have received your full application, including your personal statement and considered your application.

All offers are conditional on achieving the required entry criteria (and these may differ depending on the subjects you wish to study).

Later we will invite you to take part in one of our College Orientation Days that take place in late June. At these events you will experience A level lessons in at least two of your chosen subjects, and get to know some of the staff and other new students. 

Can I apply after the 28 February deadline?

If you would like to apply after the deadline, please email  We will take your contact details and will be in touch after GCSE results day if we have any spaces still available. 


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Who do I contact for more information?

You should find all the information you need on this website.  However, if you have a specific enquiry, please contact our admissions team for more help.

If I do not get a place, can I appeal?

Any applicant who was not successful when applying for a place can appeal to the Principal for their application to be reconsidered, including new information such as school reports or results not available when their original decision took place. The appeals documents are available through the appeals section on the website.  Please see the link below.

Appeals information link

Email the admissions team

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