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Application for entry in 2024

For more information on categories and our admission policy see Sixth form Admissions.

  • Application is online via the website.
  • The application form will be available from, Saturday 23 September 2023 until our closing date of midnight Thursday 30 November 2023.
  • Applicants in category 1 whose applications are received by our 30 November 2023 closing date will be contacted for a course consultation discussion.
  • Applicants in Category 2 whose applications are received by the 30 November 2023 closing date will be assessed and those applicants selected for further consideration will have an interview.
  • All applicants will hear from us by 16 December 2023 via email.

Course Consultation Discussion

Applicants in category 1

Following application, an appointment will be given for a telephone course consultation discussion which will take place before Christmas.  A recent progress report or predicted grades will be required for the discussion so that appropriate advice and guidance can be given about courses which match the applicant’s academic ability and career plans.

Interview

Applicants in category 2

Applicants selected for interview will have a telephone interview in January. The interview will be used together with the application form to decide whether the applicant will be offered a place. A recent progress report or predicted grades will be required for the discussion so that appropriate advice and guidance can be given about courses which match the applicant’s academic ability and career plans.

Offers

Category 1

Offers will be confirmed following the course consultation discussion.

Category 2

Final offers will be made just before February half term.

Our offer of a place is not subject to certain GCSE results however each subject has individual entry criteria. Please check our Subject Entry Criteria.

Welcome Day

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July 2024

All applicants who have received an offer will be invited to one of our welcome days.

Welcome Day is a great opportunity to find out more about us and attend some taster lessons.

College routines and facilities are introduced and there are talks by staff and our Student Council.  Advice on enrolment is also provided.

Enrolment

Enrolment will take place by phone. You will be given an appointment and a member of our enrolment team will we will ring you to complete your enrolment. We will spend as long as necessary and provide advice and guidance to enable you to enrol on an appropriate programme of study.

Enrolment is Wednesday 28 August 2024.

Should you have any questions or require clarification on any matter relating to our admission procedure, please do not hesitate to contact  our Admissions Team, by email admissions@aquinas.ac.uk or by telephone 0161 419 3605.

Induction

New students will need to attend our tutorial and subject lesson induction days on Wednesday 4 September and Thursday 5 September 2024.

Start of lessons

Lessons start on Monday 9 September 2024.

Course Directory

3D Design: Architecture and Interior Design

A Level 3D Design: Architecture and Interior is a hub for unleashing your creativity and imagination in the world of Architecture and Interior Design. Our course is designed to not[...]

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3D Design: Product Design

A Level 3D Design: Architecture and Interior is a hub for unleashing your creativity and imagination in the world of Architecture and Interior Design. Our course is designed to not[...]

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Accounting

The Accounting course helps students understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and wider environment. It equips students with the necessary knowledge[...]

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Applied Business

Learners will undertake a programme of assessments designed to assess not only their knowledge and understanding of business, but also the way in which this knowledge and understanding can shape[...]

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Applied Law BTEC

The BTEC Certificate and Extended Certificate in Applied Law allow students to study similar areas of English Law to those that are covered in the A-level course.

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Applied Science BTEC

BTEC Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the signature vocational qualification at Level 3. They provide progression to the workplace either directly or via study at[...]

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Art, Craft and Design

Art at Aquinas is an exciting and challenging subject that encourages students to be creative and show a more personal understanding of Art, Craft and Design. The aim of this[...]

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Biology

Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from micro-organisms to mammoths. Biology is never far from[...]

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Business

Business studies students study a variety of topics related to strategy and decision making. One day you may be a manager in a business related to your chosen subject area[...]

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Business Level 2 Diploma

Businesses are at the heart of the economy. They develop innovation, create wealth within communities and lead the way in enhancing the skill of the UK workforce. This vocational course[...]

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Chemistry

Chemistry is a linear A level course that requires, and develops, a variety of skills from mathematical calculations and problem solving to analysis and practical skills.

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Computer Science

Computers and technology are at the heart of almost everything we do. Entertainment, business, transport and education all rely on computers.

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Core Maths Certificate

Core Maths - Certificate in Mathematical Studies Level 3 The Core Maths qualification is for students who have passed GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or above but have decided not[...]

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Creative Media Practice BTEC

The Creative Media Practice qualification equips students with professional skills to work in the media and creative industries. The course is 100% practical and all work is assessed internally by[...]

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Criminology

This course is an investigation into crime, criminality and the criminal justice system. The course assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and will appeal to anyone who is interested[...]

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Diploma in Sport (Double)

The Double Diploma in Sport is designed to give students grounding into all areas of the sports industry. The course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of[...]

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Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre is a practical, engaging and creative specification. It will provide opportunities to examine drama and the work of others, to explore a range of plays, and to[...]

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Economics

Economics is concerned with the activities of different groups such as consumers, businesses and governments. It examines issues which are increasingly dealt with in the media such as debt, recession,[...]

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English Language

The course covers topics such as how we acquire it from birth, how it varies according to factors like accent, gender, ethnicity and how and why English has become a[...]

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English Language and Literature

If you enjoy reading and discussing literature but also have an interest in linguistic approaches to language, you will enjoy this course. English Language and Literature is a two year[...]

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English Language GCSE

We offer a highly supportive and well-resourced one year course which is suitable for those students who have previously gained a Grade 3 in GCSE English Language and who would[...]

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English Literature

If you enjoy reading and discussing literature, you will enjoy this course. You will gain a detailed understanding of a broad range of poetry, prose and drama, while developing different[...]

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Environmental Science

This course provides an ideal base for employment, for example, ecology and wildlife conservation, land management, town planning, architecture, forestry, geology or climatology. Students could work for a charity like[...]

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Extended Project

The Extended Project is a Level 3 qualification it allows students to expand on a particular area of their study that they find interesting, the Extended Project will sharpen their[...]

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Film Studies

The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce A level learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range[...]

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French

It is increasingly important in a globalized society to be able to speak more than just one language. So if you enjoyed GCSE French and are keen to be able[...]

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Further Mathematics

This subject is for those who love maths and really want to take it further. It allows you to delve deeper into the subject in a more challenging way.

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Geography

Geography has modules in physical and human geography. Students develop skills in mathematics, analysis and extended writing. Practical work within the specification is one of the attractions of Geography and[...]

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Geology

The WJEC-Eduqas A Level in Geology is a linear course with a final exam at the end of two years. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and understanding[...]

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German

For students who enjoyed GCSE German and are keen to be able to communicate in better German.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design is a fast paced, successful linear Art & Design course where students will be introduced to a variety of design approaches whilst exploring a range of media, processes[...]

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Health and Social Care BTEC

BTEC Health and Social Care is the equivalent in size to one A Level over two years. There are 4 units in total. 2 of these are assessed by exams[...]

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History

A level history is a fascinating and engaging subject for those who are intrigued by the past and want to discover how events have impacted the world in which we live[...]

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IT BTEC

This course offers a specialist qualification that focuses on aspects of employment within an IT vocational sector. The qualification covers both theory in relation to IT and its place in[...]

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Japanese GCSE

This course is suitable for those who have already completed the SEG award in the first year or for those who have already studied Japanese up to the equivalent level.

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Japanese SEG

This is a course for complete beginners so you will learn Japanese from scratch. Prior knowledge of the language may be an advantage but it is certainly not essential.

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Law

The A-level Law course covers a variety of interesting topics. The course takes you from how laws are made, the people who work in the legal system, the criminal law,[...]

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Mathematics

This course is for those who enjoy the challenges of mathematics and want an A level which is highly thought of by both employers and universities.

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Media Studies

Students who take A Level Media Studies find that they are challenged in different ways to other subjects. We study areas of representation including gender, sexuality, age and ethnicity in[...]

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Music

Music A Level supports students in forming personal and meaningful relationships with music through the development of musical knowledge, understanding and skills including performing, composing and appraising.

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Music BTEC

BTEC Music (Performing) is the ideal qualification to gain a base for further training and employment within the music business.

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Music Technology

Music Technology A- Level supports and develops skills in Music Production and Recording. In addition, students are challenged to listen critically to music and analyse how the appropriate use of[...]

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Pathways SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)

The ‘Triple A’ scheme here at Aquinas College is a study programme designed to support our most able students to achieve their academic ambitions and make aspirational choices.

Performance Art Dance Route BTEC

This course is designed for post-16 learners with an interest in Dance and Performing Arts and who want to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress[...]

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Performance Arts Acting BTEC

BTEC Extended Certificate in Performance (Acting Route) A two year course designed as the first steps in developing as an actor supporting progression to university drama school or paid acting[...]

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Photography

Photography at Aquinas is an exciting and challenging subject that encourages students to be creative and show a more personal understanding of Photography.

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Physical Education

A-Level Physical Education offers an exciting opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the scientific, psychological and historical components of PE and Sport. Stimulating content is at the heart of[...]

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Physics

The Advancing Physics course shows how Physics is exciting, always developing, of great practical use in many ways and in many careers, as well as probing some of the deepest[...]

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Politics

The Politics course also allows students to study the fundamental ideologies that have influenced most political thought over the past 250 years; Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Nationalism.

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Psychology

This course is an investigation into mind and behaviour. The course assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and will appeal to anyone who is interested in understanding and explaining[...]

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Sociology

The study of Sociology provides you with alternative ways of looking at society and examines how people interact as individuals and in differing social groups within Britain and the world.

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Spanish

Spanish is becoming one of the most important languages in Europe and it is the most studied foreign language after English.

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Sport & Physical Activity

Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity Extended Certificate provides students with practical opportunities to develop relevant core knowledge and skills.

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Statistics

Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment. Understanding of statistics is a crucial skill, and this A Level aims to give students[...]

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Textile Design

Textile Design is an innovative course that uses new technology and encourages you to work creatively with a range of materials and techniques.

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Theology

The A-level Theology course involves a rigorous study of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and how these relate to the world in which we live and their impact on local and global[...]

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Triple A Programme

The ‘Triple A’ scheme here at Aquinas College is a study programme designed to support our most able students to achieve their academic ambitions and make aspirational choices.

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Uniformed Protective Services BTEC

BTEC Uniformed Protective Services is a relatively new subject at Aquinas College which offers a wide ranging curriculum touching on areas of practical leadership and teamwork activities, Sociology, Police related[...]

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