How to apply

Applications for September 2018 are now open!

Before you click through to apply, please read through the information below to make sure have everything you need to complete the process:

You will need the following to hand when completing your application:

Your predicted or actual exam grades for all of your GCSE subjects (particularly important are GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language)

Details of TWO emergency contacts (including email and telephone number) e.g. Mother, Father, Carer etc.

Your choice of 3 or 4 subjects you would like to study at St Brendan's

Click here to begin your application


International Students

International students (with non-European passports) should complete an International Application Form.

EEA passport holders

EEA passport holders without GCSE equivalent qualifications* must study towards achieving Maths and English GCSE as part of their programme to be eligible for funding (and therefore not pay tuition fees). This restricts the number of A levels a student can take until they pass the GCSE exams. Students electing not to study towards Maths and English GCSE must pay full international tuition fees.  

*Level of education equivalent to GCSE is not sufficient, nationally recognised exit qualifications are required


Enrolment takes place from 25th August 2017 once your
examination results are known. You must be available to enrol at the College from this date in order to secure your place. If your results turn out to be different from what you expected, don’t worry, if you have been offered a place at the College there will be a chance to discuss other options with the staff during Enrolment.

Admissions Policy

Programmes of Education

Where the College is able to provide a programme of education appropriate to a young person’s needs, prospective students are admitted to the College and allocated to courses on the basis of the following priorities:All members of the Catholic community, (including pupils of the Catholic Collegiate schools)

Category 1

  • All members of the Catholic community, (including pupils of the Catholic Collegiate schools)
  • Siblings of present and former students of the College (who attended College within the last 10 years)
  • Those students who have been identified as having ‘Special Educational Needs’  on their Education Health and Social Care Plan, where the College is named as the preferred setting, and
  • Any young people who are in, or have recently left, the care of the Local Authority

Category 2  

  • Those from supportive religious backgrounds and others happy to be educated in an environment which values and promotes Christian ideals. 

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Data Protection Act

We are very careful with the data that you give to us during the application process, but we are required to share some of the general information with the Local Authority and the education Funding Agency so they can track where young people are attending. We will ask your permission before contacting your school or passing
on your information to other parties. 


At St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, we recognise the link between good attendance and high achievement. Full attendance and punctuality at every time tabled lesson is expected, and if attendance falls below the College minimum of 90% without an acceptable reason, strategies and support will be put in place to encourage
students to return to full attendance. We promote positive attendance through a termly reward system and communication with parent/carers.

Entry Requirements

For a Level 2 programme, students are expected to have a good general education, such as GCSEs mainly Ds or BTEC Introductory Diploma at Merit or above.

For a Level 3 programme, students are expected to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs. A* - C or a BTEC First Diploma (merit), from a minimum of 4 subjects, including GCSE English.

You should also check entry requirements for individual courses.