Welcome to our information hub for new students starting in September 2020
Here you will find all of the information you need to know to get prepared for starting as an Ashton Sixth Form College student in September 2020. We understand that this is an anxious time for you and we have been working hard to ensure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible.
It is extremely important that you continue to check your emails. This is how we will share important information and updates about starting college, enrolment and various induction activities.
To help you prepare for your transition to college, our teachers have put together some fantastic resources and reading lists for all of our A-Level and vocational courses. We hope that you find this work useful and interesting.
While this work will certainly be beneficial to you, it is not compulsory and does not form part of the course assessment. Entry onto all courses at Ashton Sixth Form College will be, as always, conditional upon your GCSE results and completion of this work will not replace our usual entry requirements. Given that some students might not enrol for the course they have applied for, we would advise against spending lots of money on resources prior to enrolling in college - many of the suggested resources in this document are free of charge.
GCSE results day will take place on Thursday 20th August as planned. Once you have received your results, the process of enrolment can begin. This is where we check your GCSE results, give further advice and guidance if necessary and confirm the course(s) you will be studying at college.
Enrolment will take place over 5 days beginning on Thursday 20th August, which is also GCSE results day.
You have been given a specific time and day to enrol at the college between Thursday 20th and Wednesday 26th August. This time and date has been sent to you via email. You must only attend your enrolment appointment at the time/date given so that we can minimise the number of students coming to enrol at any one time.
Please note that we have had to make several adaptations to our enrolment process to ensure social distancing and to minimise the number of people on the college site at any one time. More information about enrolment and how it will work, will continue to be sent to you via email over the coming weeks.
View the dates for the start of term here.
Live Admissions Q&A sessions for applicants starting college in 2020
Join our Admissions Team who will be answering your questions about starting college.
- Tuesday 2nd June at 3pm, via Zoom.
- Monday 29th June at 3pm, via Teams.
- Thursday 13th August at 3pm, via Teams. Sign up here to receive the invitation email.
Alternatively you can contact the Admissions Team with any queries you may have email@example.com
Virtual New Student Induction Day
Monday 29th June at 11am
Over 1,000 of you have already taken part in the New Student Induction Day! If you missed out or want a recap, please check your emails.
Q: How will my GCSE exams be marked?
A: The government has released guidance on how your GCSE exams will be marked. You can read this in full here.
Q: Will my college place be affected because I have not sat any exams?
A: No, the grades you receive will have the same status as those awarded in previous years and therefore your place will not be affected. Your place is subject to you achieving the college entry requirements which are listed here.
Q: When is results day?
A: The government have stated that GCSE results day will take place "on 20 August, as originally planned. This will enable progression to higher and further education to take place in the normal way."
Q: When will I enrol at college?
A: Enrolment will take place from the 20th-26th August. Information about enrolment, including your enrolment appointment time/date will be communicated to you via email. Our enrolment process is being carried out over 5 days this year to ensure we can follow social distancing.
Q: When do I start college?
A: After a successful enrolment appointment, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Day and a Subject Induction Day. The dates of these days will depend of the study programme you enrol on to. You can view all of these dates at www.asfc.ac.uk/student-life/term-dates under '2020-2021 - Start of the academic year for new students'.
If you have any questions which are not answered by the above FAQs, please contact the Admissions Team via email firstname.lastname@example.org