Applications

To begin your journey with us please visit our

Application portal

To study at Bilborough 6th Form College you will need the equivalent of at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (equivalent to at least a C). Some subjects have higher entry requirements to ensure you will cope well with the course content – please see the guides to individual subjects. If you meet these requirements, you can apply to Bilborough Sixth Form College.

If possible, please come and visit us!

We hold regular Open Days, also during the autumn term we organise smaller “Tour and Talk” events for groups of students to find out more about what we have to offer – see our events page for more information! Alternatively, look out for us at the annual “What Next” and “Derby Skills Fair” and other events – we may even pop in to your school for a careers event or to deliver an assembly!

If you can, we prefer you to apply online, but if you want a paper application form, just let us know. In order to use our online application system you will need to register and provide us with an email address and we will use this email address to keep you informed of how your application is progressing. Please take time to read through the information and advice in the pages in our online application system and if you have any queries, just get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

Our online applications system – what happens after you’ve applied?

Once you have completed your application, and pressed “submit” you will receive an email acknowledgement from us almost instantly. If you don’t get your confirmation email, please get in touch with us to check all is well with your application. It is very rare for this to happen, but sometimes it happens if:

  • You submitted an invalid or incorrect email address
  • Our system became temporarily unavailable at the time you pressed submit
  • You submitted your application very close to the times that our back-up processes run

Once we receive your application we check it and send a second email confirming what happens next (this information is also sent out to your parents in a leaflet).

In most cases, at this stage we offer a place, subject to a satisfactory reference from your school and confirmation of your predicted grades which we request. This means that provided you achieve the required GCSE grades, you can have your place at Bilborough Sixth Form College.

Occasionally, based on your predicted grades and school reference, we may invite you in for a brief interview, just to check that your chosen course is absolutely right for you but for most students this is not necessary.

Remember – you are welcome to contact us at any time to check the progress of your application.