At Dixons Sixth Form we understand that the process of applying can be a daunting one and appreciate, at times, students can be unaware what stage their application is at and what happens next. Therefore, we have made the application process as simple as possible and throughout the year there are many opportunities for you to stay in touch and ask questions about your courses.
Our admission process
Step 1 - Investigate us and our courses
We run information events in the Autumn term and our website contains information on all our courses and many of our enrichment opportunities.
Step 2 - Apply
To have access to all of our courses you will need to ensure that you have completed your application online by the 14th December.
Step 3 - Attend your application interview
After your application we will keep in touch by email newsletter and then we will invite you to come to an application interview. These interviews take place on a rolling basis and there is no need to be concerned if people you know are invited before you, all students have an equal chance of being offered a place.
Following your application interview, all being well, you will receive a provisional offer of a place.
Step 4 - Accept your provisional place
A provisional place is a place on your agreed courses. We do not operate waiting list as we believe it’s important for you to be able to plan with certainty where you will be studying after GCSEs. However we are significantly oversubscribed so we can only hold provisional places open for students that confirm their intention to study with us.
Step 5 - Attend bridging and welcome events
We will invite you to bridging and new student events in July to help make the transition from GCSE study to level 3 study. We also give you summer work for each of your courses so you are ready to make a flying start in September.
Step 6 - Complete your assigned summer work
You will be given your summer work on our new student days and this will be available on the website. You will need to bring your completed work with you when you start your lessons in September to ensure you are prepared to begin your new courses.
Step 7 - Enrol
You will be given an appointment for enrolment following your GCSE results! It is important, wherever possible, that students do not take holidays and are available to attend your enrolment interview in August 2024