Colleges and sixth form admissions ...
... Calderdale, Kirklees and wider area
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Check out how GCSEs and A levels will be marked in summer 2020 - information from Ofqual, the government's qualifications regulator. *A level results will be available on Thursday 13 August and GCSE results will come out on Thursday 20 August as planned. - 17 April 2020
See also Ofqual video on how qualifications will be assessed - 20 April 2020
- Askham Bryan College - updated 24 July 2020*
Still accepting applications for the next academic year. Face to face interviews will be replaced by telephone or Skype calls. Any students or parents/carers who are concerned about their next steps can contact the college via apply - the college is still accepting applications.
The college is holding a three day applicant event:
- Tuesday 14 July - is an introduction to the campuses
- Wednesday 15 or Thursday 16 July - individual courses - check the date/time for your course or apprenticeship
Students can find out about the course content and the campus teams - from the reception and grounds staff, through to your course manager and learning support team. It aims to give you a feel for your course and where you will be studying. The event will take place via Zoom webinars, so there is no need to book, just go to the What’s On page to join
Before attending the Zoom sessions you should check out the Find out More page to see individual course guides, course/support overview presentations and go on a virtual tour.
Students interested in the University Centre offer, should visit the university website and look out for the new Facebook page. University Centre Virtual Open Event will take place on Wednesday 20 May to Friday 22 May, 1pm to 4pm. Anyone interested must book online and will receive a schedule with all of the Zoom links for the Q&As. The University Centre offers degree programmes in equine, arboriculture and horticulture, agriculture, animal management and science, companion animal management, veterinary nursing, wildlife and conservation , zoo and wildlife, sport. The university prospectus and a range of presentations are available W: www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/students/apply-now/find-out-more
The college is also developing pre-enrolment activities for students starting in September.
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Tuesday 6 October 2020, 5.30pm to 7pm; Saturday 7 November 2020, 10am to 1pm; Saturday 30 January 2021, 10am to 1pm; Saturday 20 March 2021, 10am to 1pm; Tuesday 11 May 2021, 5.30pm to 7pm
- Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar - New 24 July 2020*
Open days for September 2021 starts: Wednesday 11 November 2020, 6pm to 8pm
- Barnsley Sixth Form College - New 24 July 2020*
For open days for September 2021 starts see W: www.barnsleysixthformcollege.co.uk/open-days
- Batley Girls High School
Interviews were conducted early on, so most students now have their offers. Any late applicants will be contacted by email.
- Bradford College - updated 24 July 2020*
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Saturday 14 November 2020, 11am to 2pm; Saturday 20 March 2021, 11am to 2pm; Saturday 3 July 2021, 11am to 2pm
- Bradford New College - 31 March 2020
The college is carrying out telephone interviews with applicants. The college will usually contact all prospective students via email or mobile with any new information/updates.
The application deadline was the 1 March 2020, applications received after this date will be considered a late application and in the event of the college being oversubscribed in August, priority will be given to students who applied before the deadline, unless exceptional circumstance apply.
- Brighouse Sixth Form - 26 March 2020
External applicants will have a telephone interview starting in the next three or four weeks. You will be asked to send in your predicted grades.
Late applicants – link will reopen on the website and late applicants will receive a telephone interview. Also see the Brighouse sixth form applications link
Applicants who receive an offer must respond by the deadline otherwise their place cannot be guaranteed.
Brighouse will apply its oversubscription criteria if needed on each course and support you with a new offer.
T: 01484 406390
- Brooksbank Sixth Form
Year 11 applicants will be sent a letter offering them a place on either Level 2 or Level 3 courses, based on predicted grades/attendance/attitude to learning. Late applications will be considered and a Sixth Form application form can be downloaded from the school website and posted to the school.
- Burnley College
The college is holding telephone interviews with applicants and will contact students with an allotted time.
Still accepting applications – apply online (priority given to application submitted before the 31 March).
*Offers will be sent via email, with a guide attached as to how you can accept the offer you have received.
Live Facebook and Instagram sessions @burnleycollege
T: 01282 733322
- Calderdale College - updated *18 June and **17 June 2020
The college is still accepting applications, apply online only. Interviews will be held remotely. Students will be contacted directly by the admissions team with details, including date, time and method. The college will be making conditional offers, based on applicants meeting the course entry requirements. Currently the college expects enrolment to be 20 August but any changes to this will be notified. The marketing team is supporting students with relevant course information to educate, inform and reassure them.
* The following courses will NOT be running in 2020/21
- Level 2 Outdoor Education
- Level 3 Outdoor Education
- Level 2 Public Services
Anyone who had been offered a place to start in September 2020 on one of the above courses will be contacted by the college. You can also contact C&K Chat to discuss what else is available, see below.
**Hello College and Experience Day virtual event for Year 10 and Y11 students, these include videos, presentations and interactive online activities, masterclasses and demonstrations, and Q&As:
- Science and health industries - Monday 29 June
- Creative, digital and enterprise - Tueasday 30 June
- Construction and technology - Wednesday 1 July
- Employability and life skills - Wednesday 1 July
- University Centre - Thursday 2 July
- Apprenticeships - Wednesday 8 July
If you have applied and accepted your offer you should have received your VIP invitation to Hello College events. Other Y10 and Y11 students can register to join at www.calderdale.ac.uk/hello-college. The Year 10 Experience days in college, planned for the end of June have been cancelled and replaced with the above.
T: 01422 399367 for advice and guidance
- Crossley Heath
Bulk of offer letters (or non-offers) have been sent out to internal and external candidates.
Still waiting for confirmation of predicted grades from some schools (Calder High, Bradford Girls and some from Park Lane) and will be contacting students via email from these schools just to update them on the current situation.
- Dixons Sixth Form, Bradford - 6 April 2020
All current offers stay the same, the college is working off predicted grades. * Conditional offers have been made based on interviews. Remaining applicants will be interviewed by telephone
- Elliott Hudson College, Leeds - New 24 July 2020*
Admissions process has been completed, all offers have been made based on predicted grades and additional criteria, for example attendance.
All accepted offers will still stand in September.
*For open days for September 2021 starts see W: www.elliotthudsoncollege.ac.uk/apply/open-events
- Greenhead College - 5 May 2020
*The principal, Simon Lett has put together information for all Year 11s hoping to go to Greenhead, which he hopes will answer your questions and stop any fears you may have (243kb PDF). It also includes some Year 11 summer work for those of you planning to study A levels starting in September, which will be available from the week beginning Monday, 11 May.
All the conditional offers have now gone out to students. Students should not worry that they haven’t had their response to their decision acknowledged.
Students who haven’t yet replied with their decision will be emailed at the beginning of next week. In the email they will be asked for their decision using an online form on the Greenhead website. They should still complete their postal reply.
Students should check their emails first before completing the online form - if they sent in their reply with their decision before the college closed, they won't receive an email, as this will be duplication. Those that receive an email asking them to complete the online form MUST do so and MUST still complete the postal reply, as this has additional information used for enrolment.
Advice from Greenhead College for those with offers:
- The College WILL NOT be using admissions tests or any other test, as a result of the GCSE examinations being cancelled this summer.
- It's recommended that where you are progressing to subjects at A Level that you've studied for the GCSE exams, you review the theory and concepts covered and where you have mark schemes - practise exam questions, to keep your subject knowledge and exam technique up to date.
- Where you will be studying a new subject, the college will be uploading on to its website some preparation work for each of the subjects that offered, that you can do prior to starting. This will be in place by the start of the summer term. Look out for a message on the website letting you know that the work is ready for you.
- Please be reassured the college understands how stressful this is for all of you. The curriculum and pastoral teams are adapting their induction processes to ensure that additional support is in place taking this into account. This will help you to adapt to studying at the next level and take into account that you have not been in school since March 2020.
- The team at Greenhead College will do everything within its control to prepare all of its new Year 12 students effectively for their next steps.
- Heckmondwike Grammar
All interviews have now finished, all students will receive a message through 'Get Into' or the email address that they used on the 'Get Into' website.
Conditional offers will be sent, with further communication throughout the summer. Students are advised to keep checking 'Get Into' and their emails.
- Hopwood Hall College - New 24 July 2020*
*For open days for September 2021 starts see W: www.hopwood.ac.uk/events
- Huddersfield New College - 7 April 2020
Students who have been made an offer must respond by 1 May 2020.
From the college:
'We will be working with schools and the examination awarding bodies to find out how GCSE grades will be awarded. We will be as consistent and transparent as we possibly can whilst ensuring students are placed on a programme of study where they can be successful in their goals and aspirations. At this point, it is too early to confirm the exact methods we will adopt but this may involve diagnostic literacy screening sessions alongside considering awarded grades.
If we have not already interviewed the student; we will be conducting some ‘desk-based reviews’ using the information provided by the student and their school. If the offer is a straightforward one, we will be doing this via email. If there are questions we have regarding the application, then we may contact the student via the phone or email.
At this point, we cannot offer conditional extra offers where potential students do not meet our published expectations as there will not be an available timeframe for them to improve any area where concerns may be noted. If a student falls just below our expectations, we will use our judgement to make a considered decision, especially where attendance is the concern and there are valid reasons why this is not 95%. We will take into consideration that even if poor attendance is validated, it may not necessarily mean we can offer a place as we have to acknowledge that a student needs to attend to make progress. Unfortunately, if a student does not meet our expectations, we will not be able to offer them a place.
If we have already interviewed the student; for applicants placed on conditional extra offers prior to 17 March, we will ask schools in May if they are able to provide an update to the concerns raised but the date range will be from the date of interview up to the 17 March.
We would like to reassure all students that this will not put them at any disadvantage or reduce their chance of a place here at HNC, as we always ensure equality of opportunity for all of our applicants.'
Late applications are only likely to be accepted in special circumstances, as the college is over-subscribed.
*Preparing for A levels for students starting in September at the college.
- Keighley College - 6 April 2020
- Kirklees College - 7 April 2020
Over 500 offers have been sent, based on predicted grades and references.
The college has removed it’s application deadline, so students can still apply. Applications are being processed remotely but anything posted to college in the last few weeks will not have been picked up, email applications to check, if you are concerned. Apply online.
Most subject areas are offering students conditional places based on their predicted grades and reference. Some students will have a telephone interview. Where this is needed, the applications team will work with students to arrange a suitable time. Please make sure you have given the college an accurate email address and contact number, so the college can get in touch while it is currently closed.
Update for students applying to do a foundation course: The college will be sending students a 'conditional' offer of a place within the foundation department but not on a specific course. Staff feel the best way to determine the right course for an individual will be by students completing an initial assessment at enrolment and then an induction period in the foundation department at the start of term.
Students with an EHC plan will not get a conditional offer until the college has completed the consultation process for that student with the relevant local authority. If the student is applying for courses outside of the college's foundation department, curriculum teams, where applicable, will contact applicants to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may need to take place while on the course. The applications team will liaise with applicants to arrange this.
For the latest news and answers to FAQs (frequently asked questions), see also www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
- Leeds Arts University - updated 24 July 2020*
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Wednesday 7 October 2020, online - times TBC; Saturday 21 November 2020, online - times TBC;
Wednesday 27 January 2021, online - times TBC; Wednesday 17 March 2021, online - times TBC
- Leeds City College - updated 24 July 2020*
You should apply as normal, all applicants will be sent an initial email explaining how the application process will work. If you do not respond to the email (the college will also text you to alert you about the email) within five working days then you will get a call to arrange the next step. Offers are still being made and the offer will also be sent out via email. You will then be contacted to arrange enrolment once the college is clearer about how this will take place. Visit www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk/our-courses/apprenticeships/
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Wednesday 14 October 2020, 4pm to 7pm; Wednesday 11 November 2020, 4pm to 7pm; Saturday 23 January 2021, 10am to 1pm; Wednesday 24 March 2021, 10am to 1pm; Saturday 15 May 2021, 10am to 1pm; Wednesday 24 March 2021, 10am to 1pm
- Leeds College of Building - updated 24 July 2020*
The college has sent a text to all applicants to say they will contact them. They are taking it on a case by case basis and should get back in touch with students soon - by the end of March. *Still accepting applications via its website and will process these when they can.
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Thursday 15 October 2020, 5pm to 7pm; Saturday 21 November 2020, 10am to 1pm; Thursday 18 February 2021, 5pm to 7pm; Saturday 15 May 2021, 10am to 1pm
- Leeds Sixth Form College
From the college:
‘Our admissions process will still be going ahead, so please reassure any young people you speak with that they absolutely don't have to worry, we have a number of alternatives in place such as phone interviews, online forms and offers based on predicted grades.
They can apply for courses as normal and we'll update them with relevant information based on the course they have applied for.'
- Leeds UTC - New 24 July 2020
Open days for September 2021 starts: Thursday 15 October 2020, 5pm to 7pm
- LLS Sports - New 9 July 2020
Offering a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development at Brighouse Sports Club - more information. You can apply online
- Mirfield College (Mirfield Free Grammar sixth form)
All students who have already been seen will receive an offer through 'Get Into' or email within the next few days.
For the applicants who haven’t been seen yet, anyone who meets the entry requirements with their predicted grades, or is close to meeting them, will be made an offer.
Any students who are quite a way from meeting the predicted grades may or may not be accepted – this is still being discussed.
- Myerscough College - *updated 14 July 2020
Still accepting applications - apply online.
Conditional offers - confirming places: all GCSE students will receive their grades on normal GCSE results day. Offers will be made on the basis of the expected grades on your application forms (as normal). If you feel the grades you get don't reflect your ability, there is a 42 day settling period where decisions can be discussed to move you up or down once you have enrolled.
Interviews - most offers will be made without interview, except for ‘Inclusive Learning’, which is being dealt with by the transition team and students, parents and carers will be informed.
Enrolment - Myerescouch College will be told, as will all colleges, of dates when the new term can start.
Reassurance of a place - please rest assured that all offers of a place to students are guaranteed.
Offer booklets/info: - My Myerscough pages are updated on a regular basis.
Live Chat - open the Myerscough College website and look for the 'Let's Chat' box on the bottom right of your screen. Advisers will be online, ready to chat to you or you can leave your details and an adviser will get back to you as soon as possible.
For further details W: www.myerscough.ac.uk T: @myerscoughcoll F: MyerscoughColl
Accommodation bookings will go live ASAP.
*The next online advice morning is Saturday 18 July, 10am to 12.30pm - see the events page to find out more
- New College Bradford - updated 24 July 2020*
Deadline for applications was 1 March, though applications are still open on the college’s website. There is a video on the college website with a tutorial on how to fill out the application. At the moment, the college telephone line is not open. There is some limited information on the website.
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Saturday 7 November 2020, 10am to 3pm; Tuesday 1 December 2020; 4pm to 7pm; Tuesday 23 February 2021, 4pm to 7pm
- North Halifax Grammar
Already interviewed half of all applicants and asked for mock grades from the remaining applicants to help them assess whether or not to make an offer.
Will accept late applications but students will be put on a waiting list.
T: 01422 244625
- Northern School of Contemporary Dance - New 24 July 2020
Open day information for September 2021 starts, contact the school W: www.nscd.ac.uk/whats-on
- Notre Dame, Leeds - updated 24 July 2020*
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Thursday 8 October 2020, 4.30pm to 7.30pm; Saturday 17 October 2020, 9.30am to 1pm
- Ossett Accord Sixth Form - updated 24 July 2020*
All applicants except two have been interviewed, everyone has had an offer, the two students still outstanding will also be made offers.
*For open days for September 2021 starts, contact the sixth form directly
- Rochdale Sixth Form College - updated 24 July 2020*
All those who applied by the college application deadline have been interviewed and offers made.
Late applicants are on a waiting list and will be contacted in due course – still accepting late applications but will be placed on a waiting list.
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Saturday 10 October, 10am to 2pm; Thursday 19 November, 4pm to 7pm
- Ryburn - 26 March 2020
Those that have applied have been interviewed and a letter will be sent out confirming whether or not an offer has been made.
Will still consider late applications.
T: 01422 832070
Contact Mrs Brenchley
- Shelley College Sixth Form
All students who have made applications have been contacted by letter regarding face to face interviews – they now will be contacted by phone to arrange a telephone interview, for a convenient time so that they are able to prepare.
- Shipley College - updated 24 July 2020*
*For open days for September 2021 starts, contact the sixth form directly
- St John Fisher
- Trinity Sixth Form Academy - updated 29 June 2020*
*Trinity has now opened for further applications, details are on its website. There are a further 100 places available for students thinking about retutning to study. Applications will close on 8 July and students will be told whether or not they have a place by 17 July.
NB: Offers for ealier applications have gone out. Applicants who have previously applied and didn’t receive a conditional offer and those who didn’t attend their guidance meeting and failed to let Trinity know or reschedule will not be considered.
- Wakefield College - updated 24 July 2020*
*Open days for September 2021 starts: Wednesday 14 October 2020, 5pm to 7pm; Saturday 21 November 2020, 10am to 1pm; Wednesday 24 February 2021, 5pm to 7pm; Saturday 19 June 2021, 10am to 1pm
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