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The Application Process

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The Application Process

Applying

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 2023.

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. 

Reference
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.

Interview

You can book an interview appointment once you have completed your application by logging in at https://prospect.sfx.ac.uk. Do not worry if there are no appointments showing up, we will contact you when new dates have been added.

Conditional Offer
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
Enrolment is when students officially sign up to their courses and finalise their place with us. Enrolment week will take place in August after GCSE results have been released. All offer holders will be given a specific enrolment appointment to attend during the enrolment week. Please be aware we cannot reserve a place for any accepted applicants who do not attend their appointment during enrolment week.

Students will need to bring the following with them:

  • GCSE results
  • Enrolment appointment letter
  • Passport/ residence documents

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 2022 for non-beginners.

Admissions Policy: Download a copy of our current Admissions Policy here

Privacy notice for students: view here or download here or request a copy from dpo@sfx.ac.uk