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 in seven steps
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. Find out more at one of our Open Evenings on Thursday 14th October and Thursday 18th November from 6-8pm.
Step 2 - Apply
Our applications form is accessible from our website and we expect applications to be completed by students’ themselves. We are currently accepting applications for students currently in year 11 to start in September 2020.
Once you have successfully completed an application a confirmation message should appear on your screen, followed shortly by a confirmation email. If you need to make any changes to your application form this can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
(please do not try to submit more than one application)
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 (Parent/Carers are welcome to attend this 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 - Communicating any queries
Once you have responded to your provisional place by confirming your intention to enrol you may wish to make changes to your chosen courses. Up to the 1st June this can be done by email to email@example.com. After the 1st June any further discussions about changing courses will be dealt with at your enrolment interview.
Step 6 - 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 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 enrolment interviews on the 20th, 21st, 24th and 25th August.