Frequently Asked Questions

Can I accept an offer from more than one College?

Yes! Accepting an offer from more than one college is a good opportunity to attend Taster Days at each of the colleges and to explore all of your options, getting an insight into life at each college, the students and staff, and the subjects you are looking to study in the new academic year.

How long do I have until I have to decide what subjects I want to study? (2021)

You have until Enrolment, which takes place after GCSE Results Day on 12th August 2021, to confirm which subjects you wish to study. Confirmation will take place during your Enrolment interview, so you will have plenty of time after your Taster Day to decide on your final programme of study. Please note: Taster Day subjects…

What can I expect from my Taster Day?

We strongly recommend that you attend your Taster Day (on either 5th, 6th or 7th July 2021) to get a flavour of what College life will be like when you join us this year and an indication of whether the subjects you have chosen are right for you. Your Taster Day lessons will be a…

How long are the lessons at Barton Peveril?

Currently, lessons are three hours long due to social distancing measures. However, by the time students start in the new academic year, the timetable will hopefully go back to lessons being one and a half hours long.

What do I need to bring to College?

Students normally bring with them pens, paper/notebook, any specific subject study materials (particularly for more practical courses in sport and the performing arts), a water bottle, and money for lunch (or their own packed lunch). Additionally, if students have their own laptop they can bring that if they wish but the College does have a…

Is there a dress code?

At Barton Peveril there is no uniform, students can wear whatever they like as long as it is appropriate, considerate of others and comfortable for studying at College.

How many subjects can I choose?

Students pick three A Levels or vocational equivalents, or a combination of the two, to make up their programme of study at College (there are some exceptions as to when students can select a fourth A Level, usually Further Mathematics).

How do I apply?

Head over to the Barton Peveril homepage (https://www.barton-peveril.ac.uk/) and click the light green button ‘Apply Now’ to be directed straight to our application form. We advise that you use our helpful How to Apply checklist found in this booklet to guide you through this process.

How many subjects can I choose?

Students pick three A Levels or vocational equivalents, or a combination of the two, to make up their programme of study at College (there are some exceptions, usually Further Mathematics).

Is there support available at Barton Peveril?

There are numerous support options available to Barton Peveril students. Each student has a Student Progress Adviser (SPA), tutor, and access to the College Nurse and College Counsellor.