Your application is important to us
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on how we are approaching the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and reassure you that your application to the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College will not be affected.
Please remember that we don’t operate on a first come, first serve basis and we treat every student on their own individual merit.
We will send regular information via the website and email so please check your accounts for further updates.
Please be reassured that we will do everything we can to support your progression. It is our mission to ensure a caring community for all including you as our prospective students and your parents.
updates for applicants
We would like to take this opportunity to ensure all students who have already made an application to join the College in September of the following;
Your application to the College is not affected. Applicants will receive regular communications from the College via email and will have the opportunity to ask any questions via Cedar (Our Internal College Comms).
First Course Discussions (FCD)
- Had a FCD – Your offer letter and your place to study at the College from September is not affected. We do not operate on a first come, first serve basis and we treat every student on their own individual merit. We will be following the Government guidance with regards to cancelation of the summer examinations and continue to update you with further information.
- Awaiting a FCD – For now, all FCDs will still take place as a telephone interview rather than face-to-face. We trialled this for FCDs on Thursday 19th March and it worked well.
Your First Course Discussion will still take place on the date you have been allocated but please expect a call between 4-6pm. Be assured we will keep you informed of any other changes.
Find your First Course Discussion date below:
Wednesday 1st July, 4:15-5:30pm | Telephone Interview
Wednesday 8th July, 4:15-5:30pm | Telephone Interview
- The Telephone Interview – A member of our friendly Interview Team will call you between 4-6pm on the date of your appointment. Like they would in a face to face interview, they will check your personal information, discuss your GCSEs, College courses and intended career progression. You will then receive a conditional place on appropriate courses.
- Missed FCDs – We understand that this is a stressful time and you may miss your allocated appointment. Please email Admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk or message us via Cedar to reschedule your First Course Discussion.
find your feet
As we have been unable to run Find Your Feet in the building this year, we have found the perfect solution that gives you a taster of college life, the work involved and the best preparation to start life as a Sixth Form College student.
On Tuesday 23rd June we hosted a live Virtual Find Your Feet day for prospective students and parents/carers to attend and ask any questions they may have about College life. If you missed our event, these videos are available to watch on our Facebook page.
Also, our teaching staff have been busy designing a programme of transitional work which will help you decide which subjects you would like to study and prepare you for college in September. It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements but we do feel it is beneficial so that you know what to expect and choose the right subjects for you.
If you are unsure about how to access these Find Your Feet tasks, please watch out short step-by-step guide here.
The nationally agreed process is yet to be confirmed by the government. This page will be updated when we are given further guidance. Please continue to check the website regularly for the latest updates. We will be communicating this message via email and social media also.
We are currently creating plans to begin enroling students from Thursday 20th August with social distancing measures in place.
We will be continuing to pay close attention to guidance from the Government and will update all students, parents and schools of any changes to this process in due course..
Keep in Touch
The college remains closed and will do so until we are informed otherwise by the government. However, learning will continue for our students and our staff will continue to provide support throughout the closure period. The college remains open to staff, the children of any key workers, and vulnerable students.