Prospective Students

FAQs

Got a question? We’ve got the answer!

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below!

If your question isn’t here then don’t worry, email our Admissions experts who can help via admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk or send a message via Cedar.

Will the Main Enrolment still be on 20th August?

The first day of enrolment will be on Thursday 20th August, GCSE results day. Enrolment will then continue on Friday 21st and Monday 24th August.  In July, you will receive an appointment for your enrolment.

What can I do if I am on holiday on 20th/21st August?

When you receive your enrolment appointment, you will be given the option to rearrange the date via your Cedar account if you are unable to attend.

Will I be able to resit GCSEs at College?

Students who do not pass GCSE Maths or GCSE English will be enrolled on the subject they did not pass alongside their other course choices.  We also offer a Level 3 Foundation Programme for students who achieve 2 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above but do not have enough GCSEs to start a Level 3 programme immediately.  Students can then progress to Level 3 the following year, subject to achieving Grade 4 or above in their GCSEs.

What do I do if I don’t get the grades I need for my course choices?

When you come to your enrolment appointment, you will have the chance to discuss your results and your course choices with a member of the interview team.  If they feel your grades indicate that you wouldn’t be able to cope with your preferred courses, they will try to offer you alternatives that will enable you to progress successfully.

I want to do some preparation for my new courses - do you have any resources I can access?

You can now access our Find Your Feet Tasks which are designed to support a smooth transition to college on our website at www.stokesfc.ac.uk/our-courses/. Click here to watch this short step by step guide on how to navigate our Find Your Feet tasks.

Can I change my course choices?

It is not unusual for students to change their mind about what courses they want to study at College.
Once you have completed some of the Find Your Feet Tasks, you may decide you want to update your subject choices.  You can contact us via your Cedar account to let us know and a member of the Admissions Team can update your application for you.

How do I update my contact details?

If you move house or change your mobile or email address, please let us know so that we can make sure you stay informed.  You can let us know your new details via your Cedar account and we will update them for you.

How do I find out about financial support?

Information about financial support can be found on our website at https://www.stokesfc.ac.uk/financial-support/
You can also download our Financial Support Booklet for more information about the College bursary and our other forms of financial support here.

HELP!?

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk