For September 2018, the College will guarantee a place to all applicants who achieve 44 points or more from their best 8 GCSE results. All students must have achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and a grade 4 in GCSE Science (vocational science qualifications are also acceptable). It may be possible to accept students who haven’t yet achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths onto suitable courses. There will be the opportunity for students to re-sit either English or Maths to improve their grade during their time at Winstanley.
Students interested in a Professional Pathway may include points gained from their interview or sports trial in their best eight total required for guaranteed entry to college. This interview or trial will be held in July and will assess their motivation and aptitude for a career in their chosen profession.
On those occasions when the college is able to offer places to students with lower than 44 points, offers will be made on a declining scale e.g. to those with 43, 42 points etc. In the event of the points score not being a sufficiently precise discriminator, offers will be made on the basis of
- number of grade 9s
- number of grade 8s amongst the best 8 results
- number of grade 7s
Normally only applications received in College by Tuesday 27th February 2018 will be considered.
Unfortunately given the pressure on college places, if you do not return your acceptance form to the College, we regret that you may not be eligible to enrol in August.
We aim to finalise our admissions procedures by the end of Friday 24th August 2018. If you don’t attend your enrolment interview (the date and time for this is stated in your offer letter) we will assume you no longer wish to take up our offer of a place. If you will be on holiday during the enrolment period (23rd and 24thAugust 2018) please contact us beforehand to arrange a later enrolment date. You must also arrange for your results, and any proposed change of course, to be sent to the college by 12 noon on Friday 24th August 2018. This can be done by:
- telephone (01695 633244)
- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests for special consideration should normally be accompanied by support from the applicant’s school and be made in writing to the Vice Principal, Mel Chadwick. Appeals for special consideration will be heard by the Admissions Panel if received before GCSE results are published. Only in exceptional circumstances is the College able to hear appeals made after GCSE results have been published. Please note that normally, the College will give preference for its limited places to Year 11 school leavers.
How to calculate your points
|GCSE grade||Points||Level 2 Vocational Qualifications (counts as one of eight quals)|
- You can include one vocational course in your eight qualifications. This qualification needs to be at level 2, normally called a Certificate or a Diploma
- If you have a Professional Pathways interview or sports trial (which can give you as many as 9 points) it will count as one of your eight qualifications
- Half GCSEs will generate half the points for the grade indicated for full GCSEs
- Please enquire about relevant points if you have completed an A level at school
- Please enquire if you are studying a GCSE graded with a letter not a number
- If you are in doubt about the progression value of a specific course, please contact the College’s admissions office at the earliest opportunity.
Although general ICT qualifications such as ECDL, AIDA, CIDA, DIDA and CLAIT etc. are very much worth doing, they do not count as GCSE equivalent qualifications for entry to Winstanley College