Greenhead College is a sixth form college catering exclusively for 16 to 19 year olds.
We offer only advanced programmes of study so you will need at least a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or above including GCSE English language and GCSE mathematics.
Students wishing to study a three A level programme must achieve at least 2 grade Bs and 3 grade Cs at GCSE including a grade C in both GCSE English language and GCSE mathematics
Students wishing to study a four A level programme must achieve an on entry points score of 7.0 (the equivalent of a grade A average at GCSE) and achieve at least a grade C in GCSE English language and GCSE mathematics
Students wishing to study a BTEC programme must achieve at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including GCSE English language and GCSE mathematics. A merit grade in one GCSE equivalent course (BTEC or OCR, for example) may be counted as a substitute for one GCSE grade.
Students wishing to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics must achieve a grade C or above at the higher tier in GCSE Single Sciences, Core and Additional Science (as appropriate) and GCSE mathematics
Students wishing to study AS or A Level Mathematics must achieve a grade C or above at the higher tier at GCSE
Places are offered first to applicants from our 12 partner schools in the Huddersfield area. These are:
All Saints Catholic College
Almondbury Community School
Colne Valley High School
Holmfirth High School
Honley High School
King James's School
Moor End Academy
Netherhall High School
Newsome High School & Sports College
North Huddersfield Trust School
Royds Hall Community School
Salendine Nook High School Academy
The remaining places are then offered to other applicants on consideration of mock GCSE results/current working grades and the remaining availability of subject places.
Applicants must be eligible for funding by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and must be under the age of 18 on 1st September 2016.
Notes for all applicants
Our formal application period runs from Monday 11 January 2016 until 4pm on Friday 5 February 2016. No applications will be acknowledged before 11 January 2016.
The college prospectus for 2016-17 will be available at our Open Events. Application forms will be accepted on the day but will not be processed until the formal application period opens on 11 January 2016.
All students who are able to apply online using UCAS Progress should do so. Paper applications (available with the prospectus) need only be submitted by those whose schools are not subscribed to UCAS.
No application submitted after 4.00 pm on Friday, 5 February 2016 will be considered.
Enrolment/Start date: Greenhead College enrolment is normally at least a week before the end of the school summer holidays: our enrolment starts in 2016 on Tuesday 30 August. Every session during that first week is extremely important for the transition from school to college and it is in everyone’s best interests for students to start at the same time as their peers. Late enrolment is discouraged as it can adversely affect this vital settling-in period. Unavoidable absence during the first week should be notified to the Admissions team as early as possible. Failure to notify absence in advance can lead to the loss of your place.
How to apply from partner schools
Please attend, with your parents, one of our Open Events at the college.
You will be given the prospectus at school.
You will apply online using UCAS Progress. You must not submit a paper application as well.
Your school will forward your online applications to the college.
We will interview you at your school.
A decision on whether to offer you a place will be given at the interview.
If offered a place it must be accepted by the deadline stated in the offer letter.
You should not accept a Level 3 place at both Greenhead College and Huddersfield New College.
How to apply from non-partner schools
Please attend, with your parents, one of our Open Events at the college.
You will be given the prospectus and, if required, an application form at the Open Event.
Fill in the application form (available from October) and post it to the college or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school uses UCAS Progress, you might prefer to submit an online application.
NB. Posted applications - There is no need to post applications unfolded in a large envelope, but if you do, please ensure you pay sufficient postage – Royal Mail will not deliver your form to us if the postage is underpaid.
We will invite you to attend an interview at the college.
NB. Between early January and our closing date, you should expect to hear from us within a week of our receiving your application (applicants who submitted before the acknowledgement date should expect an interview letter by 15 January 2016 at the latest).
All applicants are invited for interview as soon as we receive their forms and you should contact us sooner rather than later if you have not heard from us. Do not wait until after the closing date to check as it will then be too late to do anything about it.
Ideally you should bring your official mock examination results to the interview. If they are not available, they can be posted to the college later. You should also bring your latest school report.
A decision on whether to offer you a place will be posted to you by the end of the Easter break, provided that all required evidence has been submitted.
If offered a place, it must be accepted by the deadline stated in the letter.
You should not accept a Level 3 place at both Greenhead College and New College.
UCAS Progress - online application scheme
It may be possible to apply to Greenhead College online if your school is using UCAS Progress. In this case, full instructions on how to apply will be given to you at your school.
If you apply through UCAS, please do not send a paper application too. Please also refrain from withdrawing and resubmitting applications solely for the purpose of adding further information. If you need to make any changes call the Admissions staff and notify us directly.
Applications may be submitted online from late November but will not be acknowledged before 11 January 2016.
Open events 2015/16 (prospective students and parents)
A chance for year 11 pupils and their parents to visit this highly popular Sixth-form College on:
THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER 6.15pm - 8.45pm
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 9.30am - 12.30am
TUESDAY 19 JANUARY 6.15pm - 8.45pm
There will be oppportunities to listen to a talk from the Principal during your visit. It is strongly recommended that you attend an open event before completing your application form.
Car parking arrangements
There will be no provision for parking on site (except for blue badge holders). Please allow extra time to find a parking space in the near vicinity.
Springwood car park is free from 6.00pm onwards and is only a short walk from college and there is some on street parking nearby.
Please inform Reception if you are a blue badge holder and we will make arrangements to reserve a space in the college car park.
Thursday 22 October : 6.15pm -8.45pm
Saturday 7 November : 9.30am -12.30pm
Tuesday 19 January : 6.15pm -8.45pm
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