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When to Year 11s hear whether they have a college or 6th form place?

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SirRaymondClench Mon 23-Jan-17 17:18:22

Just wondering really. DSS has applied now and had interviews but forgot to ask! Gah!

Blu Mon 23-Jan-17 17:28:21

I think it depends from school to school, college to college, but for the ones we are applying to, they get an interview etc, and then they will get a confirmed offer or a provisional offer (sent though the post, sometime between the interview and GCSEs which is dependent on their GCSE grades. Then on offer day in August they confirm whether they wish to take up the place (if they get the grades) or else scurry round like mad looking for an alternative.

Sounds stressful!

Schools round us require A grades for science and maths subjects, for example, or 5 A-C's for other subjects.

Some schools / colleges might offer Unconditional Offers, depending on the subjects to be studied, school reports and predicted grades etc.

Some have a distance criteria, or prioritise existing students. I don't know how they work it all out when they don't know which of the schools any one applicant might accept.

PossumInAPearTree Mon 23-Jan-17 17:29:52

March here.

Iwantacampervan Mon 23-Jan-17 18:39:16

My daughters have had interviews at sixth form college and were offered places on the day, subject t getting 5 GCSEs and a B in Geography (to do Geog at A Level). I believe that my eldest would have been given a place at her school sixth form after an interview but she knew then that she wanted to move on.
They could in theory have several offers of places and only decide on results' day.

AtiaoftheJulii Mon 23-Jan-17 19:18:44

My ds had an offer of a place at sixth form college before Christmas (definite place, actual entry to particular courses dependent on grades). He's just put in his A level choices at school and will automatically have a place there if he gets the necessary grades. At some point he'll have to make a decision, but not yet wink

TeenAndTween Mon 23-Jan-17 19:48:39

Hants 6th form college experience here.

I think DD walked away from the interview with a place at one, and the other 2 within 2 or 3 weeks of the interview. They were not dependent on results, though certain A levels needed certain grades.

She could hold all places and only had to confirm after results (though turned one down earlier).

SirRaymondClench Mon 23-Jan-17 20:20:48

Thank you for your replies!
He had an interview today but DH went with him and seems confused as to whether they offered a place or not. Apparently he had to fill in the form there and the form seemed to automatically offer a place although I'm confused how it could have said that because surely it would depend on the subject/course/grades etc
(DH is RUBBISH at relaying facts!)
There is apparently another open evening this week so I think they are going to go to that and can ask more.
DSS has said he wanted to do medicine but his predicted grades haven't been that hot (he's on a lazy streak at the moment!) so I'm hoping this might galvanise him into getting his arse into gear!

PossumInAPearTree Mon 23-Jan-17 22:01:56

You normally get a conditional offer first so it might be they've made that. Then if he doesn't achieve those grades the offer may be withdrawn.

Blu Tue 24-Jan-17 08:50:48

Does it tell you the timeline and process in the sixth form / admissions bit on the website?

All the 3 schools we have applied to give the required subject grades for each A level in a booklet, which is also on the website.

We did have a hand out in one of the open day packs which gives the timeline for interviews, offers, enrolement and induction but not for all.

Madmog Tue 24-Jan-17 10:32:26

My DD had to sit an entrance exam for her new sixth form and we heard a month later. Three of her friends have applied to a local animal college, two heard within three weeks. The most recent one was told at the interview it was a yes (I guess she's at the tail end of interview and knew she was suitable).

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