The online applications for 2018 entry at The Sixth Form College, Colchester, are now closed. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider a late application. Please email the Admissions Department at
Everything you need to know about applying:
Talks in School Assembly sessions for those attending Partner/Link Schools
Obtain a copy of the Prospectus
A digital version of the current Prospectus is available for immediate download or you may request a printed copy.Download | Request Printed Copy
This is an opportunity to visit the College, meet our staff and students, view our facilities, pick up a new Prospectus and find out more about the courses that we offer.Open Evenings
Decide on programme of study
The College offer three programmes of study:
Students who did not do GCSE Art and Design, Textiles or Graphics have the opportunity to do A Level Art if they have the relevant skills. You will need to contact the Admissions Team after your interview, who will email you an assessment task.
In addition to the above the College also provides a number of Additional Studies courses.Courses | IB Diploma Programme | Academic Departments and Student Services
Complete on-line application
We welcome applications any time after our Open Evenings each year until the end of the following January. Please do not rush, as it is important that you make the appropriate choice of programme and subjects. In a small number of individual cases late applications, due to extenuating circumstances, are accepted. Please contact the College Admissions Office if you wish to discuss the matter further.
When you are ready to apply, click the Apply Now link which will appear on this page and throughout this website after our Open Evenings in October and carefully complete the various sections on the form, giving as much detail as you can. You should apply for just one of the three programmes of study (i.e. A Levels, International Baccalaureate, or Advanced Foundation Programme). If you are unsure which to apply for, please do not be concerned, as if your choice later proves unsuitable, this can be changed as part of our interview process.
If you realise that you have made a mistake please DO NOT submit a second application as this can cause confusion. You should telephone the Admissions Office and explain the changes that you wish to make.
Keep in touch
Applicants may also wish to visit our Prospective Students page for further details regarding the application, interview and enrolment process.Prospective Students
The majority of interviews take place in College between November and March.
Please bring your most recent report and a hand written personal statement with you to your interview.
The personal statement should outline your main achievements both in and out of school and your current career plans including any university course ideas.Personal Statement Guidelines
In area applicantsOffer/Acceptance letter issued at interview
First Priority Applicants are all those who live within the Priority Admission Area of the College irrespective of which school they attend and those who attend College partner or link schools. They are likely to be offered places, following interview, provided that we offer an appropriate course for which the student expects to be qualified.
Out of area applicantsIf you live outside the Priority Admission Area of the College and do not attend one of the first priority schools – any offer of a place will be posted to you by Mid-March. Please note the College expects to be oversubscribed in this category.
Late JuneThe aims of induction are as follows: