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Does it matter if I don’t put Long Road as my first or second choice?
No – we interview all applicants.
I’ve missed the application deadline – what should I do?
Any applications we receive after 12th January 2017 will be placed on our waiting list, which we review periodically.
Can I study A levels and a Diploma?
There are lots of possible combinations, depending on your predicted GCSE grades. Please note that if you wish to include any AS / A levels in your Applied programme, you will need to meet the entry requirements for A level courses:
A level Programme
At least a Grade 4 in Maths and English GCSE with 5 Grades at C or above or equivalent in other GCSE subjects. To study any subject at Long Road, a Grade C or equivalent is required in the subject if taken at GCSE level. There may be additional requirements: please see individual course details.
Prospective students with fewer than 7 GCSEs at Grade C, or without a Grade 4 in either Maths or English, may be considered depending on their intended programme of study and career plan if they have an average grade of at least C in all subjects taken at GCSE level, and two or more grades higher than C.
Level 3 Applied Programme
At least a Grade 4 in English with 4 Grades C or equivalent in a range of subjects and Merit in the subject applied for, if taken as an applied course. Students with at least seven GCSEs at Grade C may include one or more AS levels in their programme.
A Merit grade in an OCR or BTEC Certificate in a related area (60-credit qualification), and a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English. Students with a Distinction grade in a related area (60-credit qualification) may be considered with a Grade 3 in GCSE English.
There may be additional requirements: please see individual course details.
What happens if I’m not predicted to achieve a Grade 4 in Maths and/or English GCSE?
All options, including re-taking GCSEs, will be discussed with you at your admissions interview.
Do you accept IGCSEs?
Yes – all qualifications equivalent to GCSEs are accepted. If you are unsure about your qualifications, please contact the Admissions Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do you interview?
We interview all applicants who have submitted an application by the deadline, have a supportive reference and meet the entry requirements. It makes no difference which school you currently attend.
What happens at the admissions interview?
These are individual 20-minute informal discussions and take place throughout February, March and April. You will able to discuss your programme of study, course combinations, interests and aspirations with your interviewer, who will be able to offer course guidance, where appropriate. Please tell your interviewer about any additional support you may require.
Your parent/carers are welcome to attend your interview with you.
At the end of your interview, your interviewer will make you a verbal conditional offer and give you a form, which lists your provisional/agreed courses.
We also take a photograph of you, for your ID badge, and complete a simple exam ID check (using either your birth certificate or passport, which we will ask you to bring with you).
What happens after interview?
We will email your conditional offer to you within four weeks of your interview. It is important that you check your emails regularly and notify us of any email address change.
We will ask you to confirm within 2 weeks of the date of the email, that you wish to hold your conditional offer.
During the summer term information about Long Road, including your enrolment interview date/time, will be emailed to you.
What if I want to change one of my subjects after my admissions interview?
If you decide you want to change one of your choices after you have submitted your application, please email email@example.com
I am currently studying abroad or in Scotland but moving to Cambridgeshire. What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently attending a school which doesn’t belong to the Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP). Will I be able to get a place, and is it easier if I apply for certain subjects?
We treat all applications equally, regardless of the school attended, and the subjects you apply for make no difference. The only time that we would give preference to CAP applicants is if the College as a whole is over-subscribed.
What happens if I am moving into the area from another part of England or Wales?
You can still apply using our on-line application via our website. Your school/college should email the reference, which also confirms your predicted GCSE grades, to email@example.com. Once we have received your on-line application and personal statement along with your academic reference from your school/college, we will process your application.