Countdown to Enrolment 2021
Once you have applied to the college and have received a conditional offer of a place from us, you are well on your way to becoming a Blackpool Sixth student. The final steps you need to take to join us are outlined below together with some key dates. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about enrolment which are not covered here.
Pre-enrolment: from May onwards
We are asking all applicants to log into their application here to check their contact details. It is vitally important that we have your up-to-date email address and phone number as we will use these to communicate with you about enrolment and supply you with log-in details. You will be able to change these (if needed). Please also check your proposed courses and email email@example.com if you want to change any of your course options. There will be another opportunity at a later stage to change your course options, if there is a need to do so.
On 30th June and 1st July we will have our online New Student Day events. With this in mind please consider the GCSE grades you think you will achieve and whether you might need to consider any alternative courses as a back-up plan. The New Student events will give you a chance to research this.
Enrolment Stage 1 : 30th June to 6th July
During this period we will be asking you to upload a photo for your college membership card and evidence of your identity on to our application system. You will receive details of how to do this via email.
Completing these pre-enrolment tasks will help ensure that your enrolment to college goes as smoothly and as swiftly as possible.
Enrolment Stage 2: August 12th/13th/16th
Once you receive your GCSE (and other qualification) results from your school on Thursday 12th August, we need you to upload these on to our enrolment portal. It is important you do this as quickly as possible so that we can move you to the next stage in the enrolment process.
If your results are at or above the minimum entry requirements for the study programme and individual courses you wish to take, then we will be able to complete your enrolment. You will receive email confirmation of your enrolment and a follow-up telephone call before you start with us, just to check that everything is OK.
If you need to adjust your programme as a result of your grades or because you have changed your mind, then we will arrange a discussion with you to do this. We will contact you to set this up. In most cases, this will be over the phone with one of our enrolment advisors. In some cases, we may need you to come into college for your discussion. We will do our best to fit in this discussion by the end of 16th August, however, we may need a little more time to arrange this so that we can involve the most appropriate staff members to help you. Don’t worry if things take a little longer, the most important thing is that we make sure that you select the right study programme and courses for your future.
Please note that the timetable for enrolment has been adjusted as a result of the national changes to when GCSE results will be issued. The previous date given for our enrolment to start was 27th August. This has been brought forward to 12th August. We will aim to complete the vast majority of enrolments by 16th August. As mentioned above, there may be a need in some cases for enrolment discussions to take place during the last two weeks in August and possibly into September. However, the timing of any discussion appointments after 16th August will be agreed with individual applicants.
Induction Days: 7th September to 10th September
You will attend college on one of the four induction days. Attendance is compulsory as the induction sessions will ensure that you are fully prepared to make a successful start to your studies at Blackpool Sixth. As part of the induction session you will receive:
- Essential information about college facilities, support and procedures
- Your individual timetable
- Your college membership card and lanyard
- An opportunity to visit the catering facilities and other common areas of college
- Information about health and safety arrangements
- A hands-on introduction to the online learning resources at college
You will receive an email shortly after enrolment that confirms the day and time of your induction session and further details about the arrangements.
The normal timetable for all students begins from Monday 13th September.
Important Information for students and parents/carers
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