Confirmed Case of COVID-19

We have today (Fri 23 Oct 2020) been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19. All parents have been emailed a letter explaining the situation and our response. Please check your email or click here to view the letter sent to the whole school.

The students who have been identified as having been in close contact should self-isolate and return to school on Wednesday 4th November 2020 which is 14 days after the last contact, which was Tuesday 20th October 2020.

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Applying to College

Year 11 College Application Guide

Guide to T Levels - new qualifications starting September 2020 that combine enchanced work place learning with college based learning. T Levels are the equivalent to 3 x A Levels or a BTEC Level 3.

In the Autumn term of Year 11, students should be researching which college courses they are interested in studying when they leave school. Apprenticeships and employment are also an option that can be considered.

Our local colleges are:

Of course, students can consider colleges further afield, but travel or accommodation will need to be taken into account.

Click here to view 2020 College Admissions Information 

Time Table for College Applications

Nov/Dec Research

Dec Submit applications

Jan - July Students invited to interview at chosen college/s

Jan - July College place offered

July - Aug Welcome Day at chosen college

Aug - GCSE Results Day

Sept Enrolment and induction at college

Things to remember!

  1. Apply sooner, rather than later. Get your name in the system and get a date allocated for your college interview. The preferred deadline is end December 2019.
  2. You can apply for more than one course at a college, and apply to more than one college and decide for certain which is right for you after you have had your college interviews.
  3. Colleges require at least a Grade 4 (for 2020 entry) in both GCSE Maths and GCSE English Lang or English Lit to start a Level 3 college course. This requirement is likely to increase to at least a Grade 5 in future years.
  4. Some courses have additional qualification requirements - make sure you read the small print carefully!
  5. Put your most recent predicted grades on the application if you are asked to. School will provide the colleges with updated predicted grades as required.
  6. For 2020 entry, students can apply online to all local colleges EXCEPT Richard Huish Sixth Form College who require a paper application form to be submitted. If you do not wish to apply online, all colleges have a paper form that can be downlaoded from their website. 
  7. Richard Huish College application forms can be downloaded from and should be returned to Mrs Morgan who will forward them to the college.

If you have any questions, or need any help - come and talk to Mrs Morgan, based in student services, at break or lunchtime. 

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