Enrolment and Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about the Enrolment Process
Q. Am I too late to apply?
A. It’s not too late to apply and we are accepting applications for a range of subjects and courses. The most up to date information is available on the website and you can apply directly there, but please note that some courses may have limited spaces.
Q. How do I apply? / I am interested in applying.
A. The most up-to-date information is available on this website and you can apply directly here, but please note that some courses may have limited spaces. However, it’s not too late to apply and we are accepting applications for a range of subjects and courses.
Q I cannot attend the Enrolment appointment I have been sent, what should I do?
Q. My son/daughter was not offered a place at SCG – what options does my son/daughter have?
Q. I have not had my enrolment information?
Q. I am a 2nd year student and haven’t been told when to enrol
A. As a 2nd year student of a two-year course, you don’t need to enrol.
If you are progressing from a Level 1 course to a Level 2 course or a Level 2 course to a Level 3 course, then you should have applied, had an interview and been sent an invite to enrolment. If you haven’t done an application, you need to apply online.
Questions about Grades
Q. I haven’t got the entry requirements for a specific subject that I want to study, what options have I got?
A. We will be offering all the students who haven’t achieved the necessary grades course advice where the various options available to the student will be given and offered. The wide range of courses and levels at SCG means we have something for everyone.
Q. I haven’t got the necessary English GCSE grade – can I still do a Level 3 course?
A. For A Level subjects, the decision on course entry requirements is made at enrolment, please attend your enrolment appointment and we will discuss your course choices and agree on a course with you.
For Vocational courses, the decision on course entry requirements at enrolment, please attend your enrolment appointment and we will agree your course and any required subject exams re-sits with you.
Q. I haven’t got the necessary Maths GCSE grade – do I have to re-sit?
A. We require all students to achieve grade 4 or above in Maths. If you haven’t achieved this grade, then you will be required to re-sit the Maths exam.
If you haven’t got the required grade for Maths for a specific course that you have applied for, then you will be able to discuss the options at your enrolment appointment.
Q. I haven’t got the necessary Science entry requirements – can I still do the course?
A. Please attend your enrolment appointment and we will discuss the science grades and your chosen subjects and advise you on the course choices.
Q. I’ve only got 4 GCSEs, can I still do A Levels or Level 3 Extended Diplomas?
A. It’s important you attend your enrolment appointment and we can discuss your grades and your course choices with you. There will be a course for everyone, due to the wide range of courses and levels available at SCG.
Q. Do I have to have English & Maths GCSE?
A. Anyone under the age of 19 with a grade 3 or below in Maths and English Language is required to continue studying these subjects and undertake the exams whilst studying their subject choice. When you attend your enrolment appointment, we will discuss this with you.
Q. I sat an exam with SCG last year, but I haven’t received my results yet
A. Please contact the Exams Team at SCG on 01743 342342.
Questions about Finance
Q. I’ve received details about ParentPay, do I have to pay the voluntary contribution?
A. The payment is voluntary, but the payment does allow us to support many of the extra Enrichment activities that SCG offers students.
Q. I am struggling to access ParentPay
Q. I’m a full-time student, but I’m over the age of 19. How much will I need to pay for my course?
Questions about my course for the next academic year
Q. Do you know what days I will be in College and what my timetable will be?
A. A Level course timetables are available online and we will give you details of how to access these once you are enrolled.
For Vocational courses, timetables are issued by your teachers on your induction day.
Q. I have been told that I need some equipment and uniforms for my course, where can I see details of what I need?
A. You will have been emailed with a list of the equipment and/or uniforms that you need, but a full list of requirements for all courses can be found here.
Q. When does my course start?
A. Wednesday 2nd September is Induction day for Year 1 A Level and all Art subjects (Vocational and A Level) students based at English and Welsh Bridge Campuses.
Vocational students based at London Road will have a one-day induction on either 2nd, 3rd or 4th September. You will be advised of the induction day on your enrolment day.
Q. I will be a 2nd year student in September, when do I return to College?
A. Year 2 A Level students and Art Year 2 students will have online learning from home on Thursday 3rd and 4th September.
Year 2 timetables will start on Monday 7th September. Teaching will begin week commencing 7th September for 2nd year as well as 1st year students.
Q. I haven’t arranged my transport from home to College yet and I’m not sure what to do
Questions about support
Q. My son or daughter does not want to attend College alone at enrolment / I cannot get them to come to College?
Q. My son/daughter needs support who do I contact?
A. We have a range of support services available for students which are dependent on the individual needs of the students. Please visit the ALS page to find out more about how we can help.
Questions from Parents/carers
Q. My son/daughter is only going to be in college for three days, can they do another course?
A. A full-time course is typically 16 hours of teaching per week, however, our students are expected to supplement this with independent study, coursework and assignments.
Unfortunately, the Government will only fund one full-time course per student.