After you have completed your application online, you will receive email confirmation of your interview slot shortly after. At Ashton Sixth Form College, we interview all potential applicants and we look forward to speaking to you at your upcoming interview.
The aim of the interview is to ensure that you are committed to joining Ashton Sixth Form College, to talk through your application and to discuss your course or subject choices. It is an opportunity for us to find out a bit more about you. The interview stage is also an opportunity to get advice about entry requirements and what happens next.
Interviews for a place at Ashton Sixth Form College starting in September 2021 will take place:
By invitation only via phone
This is an exciting time as you start to make plans for leaving school and moving on to college. We also understand that this process can sometimes be daunting and would like to reassure you with a Checklist and FAQs.
What you will need:
- Most recent target grades (from your school) so that we can assess your suitability for the course/s you have applied for
- Any supporting information (if you have a record of achievement or any other work that you are proud of or are related to the course or subject you have applied for, then we would love to hear about this at your interview)
What to expect?
- At your interview we’d like to find out more about you. You’ll also be able to find out more about the college. Our interviewers will be friendly and reassuring.
- Your interview will be based on the subjects or course you have applied for and the grades you are predicted to achieve. We tailor your interview so that you receive the best information and advice possible.
- Your interview should last approximately 15 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from the telephone interview?
Our interviews are informal discussions between you and a college advisor. The main aim of the interview is to make sure we have identified the right course(s) for you, so expect to speak in depth about your choices. If you are not sure what you would like to study, do not worry, we are here to help. We will also ask about your time at school, extra-curricular activities and plans for the future.
What do I do if I’m not available on my interview date/time?
Please email the college Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let us know if you can't make the time or date that you have been given for your interview. As long as we know in advance, we will be able to reschedule your interview for you and this should not affect your place at the college.
Can I change my course or subjects at interview?
Yes, courses and subjects can be changed at your interview. You will need to discuss this with your interviewer so that we can update your application. If you wish to make changes after your interview, please contact the Admissions Team via email.
What happens after the interview?
Provided you have a successful interview and a satisfactory attendance record at school, you will then be offered a place at the College for September 2021. Your course or subject choices will only be confirmed once you have received your GCSE results in August 2021.
What if I miss my interview telephone call?
It is very important that you let us know in advance if possible. However, we do understand that sometimes missing your interview appointment is unavoidable. If you miss your interview, please email Admissions within two weeks to explain the reasons for this. If you have a genuine reason and get in contact with us before the deadline, we will be able to reschedule your interview for you and this will not affect your place at the college.
When will I get to visit the college?
We are all hopeful that we will be able to organise for you and parents/carers to come in to college to meet and chat with us very soon. As soon as it is safe to do so we will look to organise for this to happen. In the meantime stay up to date with the latest news and updates on our website, social media and at www.nextlevel.asfc.ac.uk
What happens after the interview?
Provided you have a successful interview and a satisfactory attendance record at school, you will then be offered a place at the college for September 2020. Your course or subject choices will only be confirmed once you have received your GCSE results. Throughout the rest of the year you will be invited to attend various events at the college.
What is an XL Interview?
Based on your target grades you may have been identified as a potential high achiever and may be eligible to join our XL programme. XL is a dedicated programme of support and opportunities to further your college experience and career prospects. If you are scheduled for an XL interview, please ensure you read your email carefully as you will be required to complete a supporting personal statement.