How to apply
Applications for September 2021 start are now open
You will need 4 things to be able to complete your application form:
- A list of the 3 subjects you want to apply for
- Your predicted GCSE grades *(see below)
- A personal email address
- An emergency contact name & email
* We know that some of you did not sit your end of year exams and have not yet sat your mocks, and so you may not have an up-to-date set of predicted grades to enter into your application form.
If this is the case, please speak with your individual teachers and use the last Report that you have, to determine as best you can, your predicted grades at this point in time.
When we meet with you later in the year/early next year for your New Student Meeting we will get you to bring your latest School Report along, so that we can update your predicted grades.
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 2 in GCSE Maths. BTECs must be at Merit or above and will count as one GCSE.
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. BTECs must be at Merit or above and will count as one GCSE.
You should check entry requirements for individual courses.
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.
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)
- 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
- Those from supportive religious backgrounds and others happy to be educated in an environment which values and promotes Christian ideals.
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.