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St Colman's High & Sixth Form College, Ballynahinch

4 Step Process

Step 1:

St. Colman’s Year 12 students have opportunities to speak to staff and pupils about the types of courses available. Visits around the centre can be arranged for other prospective students and their parents

Step 2:

Attend the Post 16 Open Evening in April to speak to subject teachers about the options available. Date will be confirmed soon.

Step 3:

On GCSE Results Day staff will be available to give advice on the best route forward once students receive their results. Enrolment and option choices are made on this day. GCSE Results Day will be 23rd August 2018.

Step 4:

At the start of term in September, students should arrive at St. Colman’s for enrolment and counselling about an individual curriculum to suit their needs. Sessions on study skills and time management will be delivered to prepare students for the more independent learning style needed at Post 16. In September 2018, parents are invited to an Induction Session where we outline our expectations and will answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Applying for a Place

Applying for a place at St Colman’s Sixth Form College

Anyone who wishes to continue his or her education after the age of 16 is advised to find out what St Colman’s Sixth Form College can offer you:

Come for a tour of the college or if you have any questions about the options provided here, contact Cathal Rice (Director of Post 16) on 02897562518, email or use the contact form below.

Option forms for current Year 12 students

You will receive a draft option form. Completing and returning this form is extremely important. We will analyse the choices all students make and may re-arrange the option blocks to meet student needs. It is important to indicate interest in a subject early. Whilst we fully support your child with the adequate subjects, on occasions nil returns for a subject, or a very small number of students indicating that they wish to opt for a subject means the subject may not run in that year.

Please note:

1. Entry to St Colman’s Post 16 is dependent on you having shown a positive attitude to learning in Year 12.

2. These course options are provisional, depending on demand they may change.

3. Entrance criteria may change depending on demand (if a course is oversubscribed, priority will be given to students with the highest grades).

Level 3 Entry Requirements

  • Students wishing to study ‘AS’ qualifications will usually need to have achieved at least a grade ‘B’ in their chosen subject.
  • Students following a full package of ‘AS’ qualifications will normally also have at least 5 GCSEs at grade ‘C’ or above. Where students have fewer grades at this level, a personalised package of Level 2 qualifications can be put together to suit the learner’s profile.
  • BTEC & Cambridge Technical Level 3 courses will require students to attain a range of ‘C’ GCSE passes.
  • All students are expected to take GCSE Maths and iGCSE English if they do not have a grade C or above.
  • City and Guilds Vocational Level 3 Courses in Childcare have additional requirements
    • Students must be 17-18 years old
    • Students will either have successfully completed Level 2 Childcare or a year of study in Year 13

Contact Us

If you do not already go to St. Colman's and you are thinking about joining us in Sixth Form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Post-16 Team.