My Bedford Sixth Form application

We want to make sure that the process of joining us at The Bedford Sixth Form is as simple as possible, so that from choosing your perfect courses to arriving on your first day you know exactly what stage your application is at.

Application timeline

  • When we receive your application you will be invited to attend an interview, where you will meet with a member of staff to answer any questions you may have about studying at The Bedford Sixth Form. Interviews will take place from January onwards.

  • Within five working days of your interview we will let you know if you have been successful and offer you a place at The Bedford Sixth Form for September.

  • After accepting your offer you will be invited to attend our welcome event, where you will have the chance to get an insight into life at The Bedford Sixth Form.

  • When you receive your GCSE results in August you can come along to our advice day, where our tutors will be on hand to discuss your options if your results aren’t what you expected.

  • In early September you will be invited to the Sixth Form for enrolment, where you will confirm your GCSE results and finalise your offer of a place. After that you’ll have everything you need to start your studies.

Your interview & Welcome Day

Once your application has been processed and accepted you will be invited to attend an interview at The Bedford Sixth Form – this is a chance for us to get to know you a little better and assess your suitability for the course you’ve applied for. It’s also a valuable opportunity to chat to the tutor of your prospective course, who can answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

Here are some top tips to ensure your interview is a success:

Make a good impression
As with everything, first impressions go a long way, so politeness, enthusiasm and being well presented can be invaluable for a successful interview.

Arrive on time (and in the right place)
When you receive your invitation we will let you know when your interview will take place, so make sure you arrive in plenty of time – don’t be late! It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the location of your interview – you will be asked to report to our main reception unless you are told otherwise. Take a look at our campus map to help you find the right place.

Read your invitation letter carefully
As well as the time and location of your interview your invitation letter will also contain information about what you may need to bring along with you, such as your record of achievement and, if necessary, stationery and other equipment for carrying out a skills assessment.

Know your stuff
Nothing impresses an interviewer more than an enthusiastic and knowledgeable candidate, so before your interview have a think about what interests you about your chosen subject areas and how your chosen courses will help you achieve your goals.

If you are well prepared for your interview you have nothing to worry about. Interviews aren’t as scary as you may think – it’s just a way to get to know you a little better, but also a chance for you to find out more about us, so don’t be nervous and just be yourself!