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How to apply

Applications for September 2024 start are still open - please click the link below to apply!


Entry Requirements

For a Level 3 programme (A-levels, etc.), students are expected to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (or equivalent) including GCSE English Language - there are a few subjects which will accept English Literature instead - see individual course pages. Students must also have at minimum a grade 3 in Maths. BTECs must be at Merit or above and will count as one GCSE.

You should check entry requirements for individual courses.

For a Level 2 programme (Access to Level 3), students are expected to have a minimum of 4 grade 3's at GCSE or equivalent incuding a minimum of grade 3 in English Language and a grade 3 in GCSE Maths. BTECs must be at Merit or above and will count as one GCSE.


Enrolment takes place for several days from lunchtime on GCSE Results Day. 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:

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. 

Click here to read our Admissions Policy.

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.

Feedback from the first week at our College

"Everyone at St Brendan's has been super helpful and have helped make my daughter's first week go much more smoothly and comfortably than I dared to hope for!"

"Thank you so much for all your help and communication. We have really been blown away by the approach, and support available for students at St Brendan's."

"Thank you for your time and support you have given my son during his first week!"