Frequently Asked Questions

Can I accept an offer from more than one College?

Yes! Accepting an offer from more than one college is a good opportunity to attend Taster Days at each of […]

How long do I have until I have to decide what subjects I want to study?

You have until Enrolment, which takes place after GCSE Results Day in August, to confirm which subjects you wish to […]

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 […]

How long are the lessons at Barton Peveril?

Lessons are one and a half hours long and students have three lessons per subject per week.

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 […]

Is there a dress code?

At Barton Peveril there is no uniform, students can wear whatever they like as long as it is appropriate, considerate […]

How many subjects can I take at College?

Students pick three A Levels or vocational equivalents, or a combination of the two, to make up their programme of […]

How do I apply?

Head over to the Barton Peveril homepage ( and click the light green button ‘Apply Now’ to be directed straight […]

Is there support available at Barton Peveril?

There are numerous support options available to Barton Peveril students. Each student has a Student Progress Adviser (SPA), tutor, and […]

What is Q-XTRA?

Q-XTRA is a programme of enrichment that will enable you to maintain your health, contribute to your community, develop your […]

How can I travel to college?

There’s a great deal of transport-related information on our website. As well as announcing and explaining our subsidising of bus […]

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 […]

Where can I find out more about university courses, apprenticeships and careers?

Start by taking a look at the Careers section of this website, which has lots of links to useful sources of […]

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 […]

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