A student can normally be offered a place only after an interview: if that place is accepted, the enrolment form must be completed and signed by the person responsible for paying the fees, and returned to the College with the enrolment fee and book deposit. All tuition fees are payable in two or seven instalments.
Students can be awarded a scholarship (up to 50% fees) based on GCSE or AS results, or their performance in the College’s scholarship examination in Mathematics and English. The College reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship at any time for an unsatisfactory academic performance or bad behaviour.
If a student is to be withdrawn from a subject, the College must receive written notice. Six weeks’ fees are then payable from the date of receipt of the written notice. This condition applies once the student has been enrolled at the College. Fees cannot be refunded for a student’s absence from a class, and although in such cases the College will do all that it can to help the student make up for missed classes, a fee will be charged for extra tuition. Twenty-four hours’ notice is required to cancel a lesson of individual tuition. If this is not received the full fee for the lesson is payable.
If a student is the only one enrolled on a particular course, the College will normally provide individual tuition for the same course fee, but the number of class hours per week will be reduced.
The total tuition fee includes the appropriate examination fee for all GCSE courses. However, the tuition fee for all A-level courses does not include the examination fees. The College is responsible for entering students for examinations that form part of the normal course structure as detailed in the Scheme of Work or Course Outline. Students are responsible for completing examination entry forms for additional units or modules that they wish to sit or re-sit.
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements will receive in writing an offer of a place on an appropriate course.
No student can be formally enrolled in the college until:the registration fee of £300 is paid (including £170 book deposit) (plus £1,500 deposit for overseas students which is deducted from the first term’s fees)
The overseas deposit of £1,500 will be deducted from the first term’s tuition fees. This deposit can only be refunded if:
(a) the student is refused an entry visa OR
(b) the college withdraws the offer of the course for any reason.
Six weeks written notice is required for withdrawal from a course. Six weeks’ tuition fees are payable from date of receipt of written notice.
The college reserves the right, after due warning, to remove from the college or from its examination entry lists any student who, in the opinion of the tutors, has failed to complete the minimum amount of work or register the minimum attendance needed to ensure a reasonable chance of success on his or her chosen course.
The college reserves the right, after due warning, to remove from the college any student, for whom tuition fees remain unpaid.
Students on 2-year A-level courses are required to attain a minimum standard of competence in their first year examinations.
Annual fees are payable in two instalments (September and January in year of study). For UK students, annual fees can be paid in seven monthly instalments commencing in September.
Refunds for booked exams are not available.
Candidates are to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the exam (morning exams start at 9am; afternoon exams start at 2pm). They have to bring proof of identity in the form of a passport or driving license, together with their Statement of Entry.
There is no parking available in the College car park, please make alternative arrangements. Please find directions for finding the College on our website.
The exam entry fees include the invigilator’s fee, except on the rare occasion that three or fewer external candidates are the only ones entered for a paper. In that case the total cost of the invigilator (£20/hr) will be shared equally by the candidates. A separate invoice for this will be sent before the exam and should be paid prior to or on the day of the exam.