Applications For Entry 2017: Year 12
All applications should be submitted by the deadline date, which will be
published in the College prospectus and on its website. The College may
consider an application submitted after the deadline date if the College has
spare places in the relevant subjects, but the College will not guarantee to
consider any such applications.
Applications will only
be considered when a school report has also been received. If a school report
is not received or is received but after interviews have been scheduled, then
the College reserves the right not to process the application.
Students must be no
older than 17 years on the 31 August prior to the commencement of the academic
year of entry. Preference will be given to applicants who are no older than 16
years on that date.
The College is not
registered with the UK Border Agency and therefore cannot accept applications
from those whose sole purpose is to come to the UK to study. The College will
only offer places to those students who are eligible for EFA funding.
The College gives
priority to students who currently reside in north London and environs. It will
accept late applications from those moving into the area but without obligation
to consider these.
Any student who is not studying for GCSE/IGCSE/O levels or Intermediate
Baccalaureate will need to supply a Statement of Comparability from UK NARIC
(National Recognition Information Centre for the UK).
Minimum criteria for entry 2017
least a GCSE Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 5 in Mathematics.
2. A or B grades in subjects needed for your particular programme,
as specified in the prospectus and on this website.
3. At least the average GCSE score specified for your particular
programme of courses:
Three A level courses: 6.0
Four A level courses: 7.0
Average GCSE Score based on A*=8, A=7, B=6, C=5, etc.
Note that only GCSE/IGCSE courses count towards the average score,
not other types of qualification.
These are minimum requirements. Students with predicted grades
that meet these criteria do not automatically qualify for an offer of a place.
Some subject combinations are more heavily over-subscribed than
others, and the College reserves the right to offer places in order to fill all
its courses efficiently. The College may offer places in under-subscribed
subjects where the average predicted GCSE score is lower than for other subject
Friern Barnet School
(FBS) is an official partner school of the College, and applications of FBS
students are prioritised. FBS students will be offered a conditional place as
long as their predicted grades meet the College’s minimum criteria and the
school report is acceptable.
The applications of
looked after children and care leavers will be prioritised in the admissions
process. The College cannot guarantee in advance that such applications will
automatically be successful.
Applicants are asked to
disclose on their application forms if they have any special circumstances
which could affect their learning. This will not adversely affect their chances
of being offered a place.
Criteria for offers are based on:
potential, measured through predicted GCSE grades and school report;
• Journey time to Woodhouse College by public transport;
• Attendance and behaviour record, as per school report;
• Participation in extra-curricular activities;
• Subject combination.
Because the College is highly over-subscribed,
it does not guarantee to offer places to all those who meet its minimum
criteria for entry. Application outcomes will usually be notified to students
before the end of April. The College reserves the right to make offers in such
a way that it is able to fill all its places efficiently. Application outcomes
include the following:
offer – those who have already achieved the relevant examination grades
• Conditional offer – subject to achieving specified examination grades
• Waiting List
• Rejection (academic) – if predicted grades are low relative to other
applicants seeking a similar combination of subjects
• Rejection (distance) – if journey time to College is high relative to other
applicants seeking a similar combination of subjects
• Other rejection (eligibility) – if students are over-age or not EFA
Students on the waiting
list may be offered a conditional place before and after GCSE results day as
and when places become available because those with offers decline them,
withdraw or fail to meet conditions. Subject combinations will be a major
consideration when allocating places from the waiting list; [the more flexible
a student is in their desired subject combination, the better their chances of
being selected for a place from the waiting list.]
conditional and waiting list places may ask for a course change at any time up
to enrolment. Course changes may be allowed subject to likely space
availability and to the student being suitably qualified or predicted to
achieve the necessary grades.
Enrolment will take
place in person or by electronic means, as described in enrolment paperwork
sent to students in August. Failure to enrol by the deadline will mean that the
student loses their place.
If a student fails to
gain the required profile of examination grades, their place at the College
cannot be guaranteed even if they are suitably qualified for another course.
Late applications, after
the deadline and/or after GCSE results, will be considered but waiting list
applications will be prioritised over late/new applications.