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Application Process

St Charles Catholic Sixth form College is committed to the personal and spiritual growth of all its students based on Christian Values, academic excellence and high-quality
Pastoral Care.


Applications for entry in September 2023 opened on Saturday, 15th October 2022 from 11am.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th June 2023.

St Charles College welcomes students of all religious backgrounds who wish to pursue their studies in an explicitly Christian context.

The entry requirements for the different programme levels are made clear in the Courses section on the website.  The entry criteria for each course can be viewed on the individual course pages in that section.  These entry requirements are the same for all applicants.

The College has an inclusive Admissions Policy and all applicants who successfully complete the application process, irrespective of academic ability or prior achievement, can potentially anticipate an offer of a place, provided the College receives a satisfactory reference from their previous school or college. The College, similarly, has an inclusive curriculum offer which is designed to cater for the needs of all students at its partner schools and beyond.

Students who have an unsatisfactory reference from their school or college will be invited for an interview, either virtual or face to face onsite, after which a decision regarding an offer will be made.

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Order of Priority for Admissions:

1. Applicants with Specific Needs

The Governors will give priority of consideration to applications from students with specific physical or learning needs, (EHCP) or looked after young people.  An open choice of course will be made at enrolment provided the required entry qualifications for specific courses have been met.

2. Applicants from Catholic Partner Schools

The College has a partnership with two secondary Catholic schools:  St Thomas More Specialist Language College in Kensington and All Saints Catholic College in Kensington. On application to the College, the College will ensure the offer of a place to the students of these schools, provided satisfactory references are met.  The required entry criteria for courses will still operate in all cases.

3. Applicants from outside the Partner School group

Such applicants, if made an offer at the College and with the submission of a satisfactory reference, will receive a conditional offer related to a course programme.  This programme will be guaranteed to the applicant provided the published entry criteria are met.  Should the required entry qualifications not be met by the applicant, the College will endeavour to make an alternative course offer at the point of enrolment.  In the event of all appropriate courses being full, the College reserves the right to withdraw the right of admission.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept 'Transfer Students' from another school/college, who have completed their Year 12 elsewhere.

Applications for BTEC/Vocational Programmes

As BTEC/Vocational courses can be categorised as vocational training, according to European equality directives, we are obliged to slightly vary our admissions policies for these options.  Students applying for these programmes from any school are given absolute equal preference for consideration, as long as none of the criteria described below apply.

Unsuccessful Applicants

The College reserves the right to refuse/withdraw an offer of a place at the College if:

  1. The reference from the student’s current or previous place of study, is unsatisfactory.
  2. The student’s course or career preferences cannot be accommodated by the College.
  3. The interview is unsatisfactory.
  4. The application is not received in suitable time, and/or the College has no availability.  Such applications may be placed on the waiting list.

Admissions Procedure

Applications are made via our website to the online Application Portal

Step 1: To make an application, click the “APPLY NOW” button on the College website homepage.

Step 2: Register your details on the Application Portal by clicking “Start New Application”.

Step 3: Once you register, you will receive a Verification Email.  Please log in to your email and verify your account.

Step 4: Log in to the Application Portal as a “Registered User” using the Username and Password you created, in order to complete and submit your application.

Step 5: Once you submit your application, we will then send a Reference Request to your Head of Year or Form tutor.

Step 6: We will be in touch with an offer or a request for interview, pending the receipt of your reference.

Step 7: If we invite you for an interview, we will inform you of the outcome of the interview by email.  (Please note: Non-attendance to interviews, whether virtual or face to face, could result in your application being withdrawn).

Those students who have accepted offers are then given further information about enrolment times and procedures in the summer term.

Applications for entry in September 2023 opened on Saturday, 15th October 2022 from 11am.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th June 2023.

All staff, parents and visitors have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. Please click here for more information on safeguarding.

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Catherine Kiedis

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

My career so far at St Charles has been uplifting and encouraging and I have changed in multiple positives ways. It has been one of the best decisions I had made.
I made the decision to leave my familiar 5 year journey at my secondary school and venture out to St Charles. The community is a diverse one, which makes it even better. I enjoy studying here immensely. I can truly say I love going to College.

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Odylon Dias De Vasconcelos

A Level Politics, Portuguese & Diploma in Criminology

St Charles has great opportunities for my future.
The college excels in its dedication to the students’ future, whilst also caring for students’ current academic life with each subject teacher really ensuring the best possible result for each student. Furthermore, the college’s focus on student well-being is abundant, for example the Chaplaincy is great for students to relax and talk, allowing for a friendly and fun environment.

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Emily Brown

A Level English Literature, Geography & History

I am able to continue my journey of learning and find new experiences to help bridge the gap to university.
When visiting St Charles for the first time for open day I was fascinated by the size and scale of the buildings, each with unique styles and layouts. I felt an immediate sense of belonging, from the welcoming staff members and the enthusiasm of their students.

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Yasmin Usen

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science

I chose to attend St Charles because of its large spectrum of courses and how the community helps to develop and build one’s character for the future.
I also chose this sixth form as there is more help and support provided by both students and teachers, which has been amazing with building further motivation to achieve and thrive in becoming what I want to be. As someone who aims to become a medical doctor, St Charles has pushed and inspired me to keep my decision strong on this career path and I am grateful for this opportunity.

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Daniah Al-Hashimi

A Level Chemistry, Maths & Psychology

The teachers truly invest time and effort to help open up opportunities for our futures to come.
I believe communication is a big advantage at St Charles, as enquiries on homework, topics and events are a lot more accessible. Furthermore, enrichment activities ranging from STEM club to sports and art, enables me to explore things outside of my subject choices, so I never feel like I am missing out.

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Roland Correia

A Level Media Studies & BTEC Diploma in IT

It was exactly what I was looking for.
I chose St Charles because of the high quality of teaching and learning that takes place and I was impressed from the facilities and the college campus in general. Being a Catholic College, not only provides me with the academic tools needed to be successful, but also gives me the opportunity to further develop my faith.