How to Apply
September/October – SCHOOL VISITS - We will be visiting lots of schools for their Post-16 Evenings along with some of our students. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about sixth form study in general, the subjects we can offer you at the College and life as a sixth form student at DSFC.
Tuesday 18th October, 5-8pm - OPEN EVENING – This is a great opportunity to speak to staff and students in detail about the A Level and BTEC courses on offer as well as looking at examples of folders, examination papers and displays of current students’ work. You will also have the opportunity to attend talks on sixth form study and life at the College.
October – December - APPLICATIONS - Students who wish to apply for a place at the College need to fill in an application form using the ‘helpyouchoose’ application service. Most high schools will guide you through this process or you can simply go online and fill in the application form independently. The deadline for applications is the end of the autumn term so be sure to fill in your electronic application form and send it to us by Friday 16th December 2016.
January/February – INTERVIEWS - We will acknowledge receipt of your application form which will then be followed up by an invitation to interview. These interviews sometimes take place at your High School or you may be invited into College. The interview will last ten or fifteen minutes and will focus on ensuring you are suited to A Level study and on helping you select the most appropriate Programme of Study.
March – OFFERS - Conditional places will be offered to successful applicants.
May - INFORMATION - If you accept your conditional offer you will be sent a full pack of information to ensure a successful start to your Sixth Form studies. This will include an opportunity to tell us your subject choices for our Taster Days in June/July.
June/July – TASTER DAYS - You will be invited to attend our Taster Days which allow you an opportunity to once again familiarise yourself with the College, experience a lesson in each of the subjects you have chosen (plus one or two additional ones) and to meet the staff and fellow students with whom you will be spending the next two years.
August - ENROLMENT DAY – We will be enrolling at Neatherd and Northgate High Schools on the day you receive your results. On the following day we will enrol all those students joining us from other schools.
September – STUDIES BEGIN!