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Frequently Asked Questions: 16-19 Courses

What can I expect from my Taster Day?

We strongly recommend that you attend your Taster Day to get a flavour of what College life will be like […]

What do I need to bring to College?

Students normally bring with them pens, paper/notebook, any specific subject study materials (particularly for more practical courses in sport and […]

How long is the College day?

Normal hours for timetabled lessons are 8.45am – 4.00pm Tuesday – Friday. On Mondays, student’s first lesson begins at 10.30am.

Will I have lessons every day?

You should expect to be in college every day but the timing and spread of lessons will depend on your […]

What size are the classes?

An average class has around 21 students, depending on the subject area.

Why should I come to a big Sixth Form College?

Research shows that Sixth Form College students get better grades and benefit from specialist subject teachers and facilities. A large, […]

Will I have to pay tuition fees?

No, if you continue straight to college from school your Sixth Form education will be free apart from costs associated […]

Is there financial support available for low income families?

The 16-19 Student Bursary Fund is a cash-limited fund to support learners who are economically or socially disadvantaged and face […]

When will I hear about my College interview?

Interviews for full-time college places start in October and take place throughout the spring term.  So long as receipt of […]