The Application Process
STAGE ONE – October to December
- Read the Post 16 Prospectus (LINK)
- Attend the Concorde Partnership Subject Open Evening on Thursday 12th November (7:00pm – 9:00pm at Edge, Bristol, BS32 4TF
- Attend an Open Day and Tour of the centre/s you are considering being based at
- Investigate subjects that best suit you – see our page on curriculum
- Choose a maximum of 4 courses you want to study at Post 16, ensure you are familiar with the course requirements.
- Complete the Application Form (LINK) and return it to the relevant post 16 centre (see contact details)
- You should receive acknowledgment of your application within four weeks of submitting it
If you have any questions or want more information, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch with us by emailing Katie.Soffe@olympustrust.co.uk
STAGE TWO – January to April
Students will be invited in for an interview. During the interview we will talk to you about your choices and future goals. You can also ask us any questions about the courses or the Concorde Partnership.
Following your interview we will send you a letter to confirm your successful application and level of courses discussed. All offers will be conditional on your final GCSE and equivalent course outcomes in August
Please note all courses will run subject to popularity and class numbers. Should any changes occur applicants will be contacted by the home campus. The partnership reserves the right to amend courses offered at any point in this process.
STAGE THREE – May to June
Students should focus on working hard towards achieving the best grades possible
STAGE FOUR – June / July
There will be an expectation that applicants attend taster sessions that will be scheduled for end of June, beginning of July.
During taster day you will have an opportunity to meet your new teachers and tutors prior to the start of term. You will be set Bridging Work to support you with the transition from Year 11 to 12.
STAGE FIVE – AUGUST RESULTS DAY
Post GCSE advice will be available from Concorde Partnership staff.
If your grades are not what you expected please let us know how well you have done and we will help you onto the right programme of study
It is essential that external candidates arrange for a copy of their results, to be submitted to their proposed new home centre as soon as possible, following the Results Day so that places and be confirmed.
FINAL STAGE – September Start
Congratulations! Your courses start with enrolment at your home site (where your tutor is based and original application was submitted to)
About the Interview
Don’t worry too much about the interview!
It is an opportunity for us to find out about you, your career aspirations or plans for the future and what you enjoy about your current studies. We like to make sure students are making a fully informed choice regarding their future.
During the interview we will talk you through the option blocks and entry requirements (see above). Also, we will discuss expectations of you as a Concorde Post 16 student.
The interview is also a great opportunity to ask us questions about the courses and what life as a Post 16 student will involve. We are not trying to catch anyone out and we aim to make the interview process an informative session regarding a student’s future.
Parents are more than welcome to attend if you wish.
For external applicants we will be as flexible as possible and are happy to arrange the interview after school hours.
We look forward to your application and meeting you at interview!