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


How do I apply?

Applications for 2022 entry are now closed. The deadline for returning acceptance forms is 27 May 2022.

What is the application process?

Click here to view our application process

When are your open events?

Our open events are a great way to see what the college has to offer. This year, our open events will be on the following dates:

Thursday 14 October – 5.00-9.00 pm

Saturday 16 October – 9.00-3.00 pm

Covid guidance states that we must aim to regulate the flow of people to any large event. As a result, we ask you to narrow down which wave you would like to join.

For more information and how to book, click here

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 detail of the subject for more information.

BTECs and CNATs do not form part of our minimum entry requirements.  

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. If in doubt, you are encouraged to apply! Remember, you can apply to multiple colleges.

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 and considered your full application.

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

Can I apply after the 28 February deadline?

If you are still interested in joining us after the deadline, you will need to contact the admissions team after GCSE results day.

Please email with your name, a photo of your GCSE results slip and the subjects you wish to study. We will then check if there are any places remaining.

Before choosing courses and after getting your results, you should look carefully to see that you have met the entry requirements for any subjects you might be interested in. 

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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

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.

You can do this by emailing us at:

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