Admissions Process

1. Explore your options

A good starting point is to attend an open event. The whole college will be open to explore and to give you the opportunity to speak to teachers and staff. Our careers team will also be on hand to help you determine which courses suit you and your future plans.

The events are on:

  • Saturday 14th Oct (10:00 - 12:30)
  • Tuesday 14th November (18:00 - 20:30)
  • Thursday 8th February (17:00 - 18:30)

You can book your place at

2. Apply online

To apply to college you will need to complete an online application form. We have a preferred deadline of 26th January 2024, however we still accept applications after this date.

With regards to course choices, you can mix and match nearly any combination of subjects. As we are larger than a school sixth form, we have more flexibility with our timetable and therefore you don’t need to worry about blocks and subjects clashing. On your application form you can choose whichever courses you would like.

Don’t worry if you change your mind about what you want to study. The subjects that you put on your initial application are simply a starting point. The entire admissions process is designed to help you explore your options and ensure that you have a study programme which suits you and fits well with your future career aims.



3. Attend an interview

All applicants will have an interview to discuss their course choices with a member of staff. You will be able to see your appointment details on the applicant portal and you will also receive a letter.

The interview takes around 15 minutes in total and is to discuss course choices, entry requirements and address any questions that you may have.

Topics that may be covered during the interview:

  • Predicted GCSE results and entry requirements
  • Qualifications you wish to study at S6F
  • Employment opportunities and further study that the course/s can lead to
  • Other options you could consider
  • Timetable commitments as a student at Scarborough Sixth Form College

Students should consider:

  • What skills, qualifications, strengths, interests etc. do you have in relation to the needs of the course?
  • What are your reasons for wanting to come to S6F?
  • The amount of work you will have to do, including coursework and exams

4. S6F Preview - Become an S6F student for the day

S6F Preview gives you the chance to experience college life and sample some subjects. It is a good opportunity to explore the college, meet the staff and make friends. For 2024 entry the Preview Day will be on Tuesday 25th June.

5. Enrolment

All applicants will receive an invitation to enrolment during the 2024 summer holidays. Enrolment will be on the 27th & 28th August.

Progression Year
Didn’t get the results you expected? Don’t panic!
Whatever your GCSE results, come and speak to us about your options – you can apply for our Progression Year of GCSEs and Applied General qualifications.

Enrolment Drop-in Sessions
If you've not applied to the college but would like to have a chat about your options if you came here, we are holding drop-in sessions between 11am and 2pm on each of the enrolment days. Just turn up with your GCSE results and we can discuss a potential study programme with you.

Enrolment Attendance
It is essential that all new students are in college for enrolment; please do not book holidays during this crucial period. Late enrolling students will have a limited course choice and there is clear evidence that new students who do not experience the enrolment process with their peers, find settling into college far more difficult.

If you are unable to attend enrolment, please let Admissions know on 01723 380722.

6. S6F Start

The first day of term will be Monday 2nd September 2024.

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