Your Journey to LSFC
As you approach your GCSEs and the prospect of leaving school, it can be both a scary and exciting time. However, with good research into your next steps and careful preparation, you will feel confident about this stage in your life. Along with your school careers advisers, we are here to help and support along every step of the way.
Listed below are the key events and activities that are available to you on your journey to Luton Sixth Form College:
Events in Schools
You may start to see our friendly school partnership teams at events such as careers fairs, parents' evening and option evenings. This is a great opportunity for you to start asking any questions you may have about your next steps after leaving school.
In Autumn term of Year 11, you will be able to access our brand-new course areas! We will distribute postcards to you all, so you know where to find our new paperless prospectus. Of course, you don’t need to wait till then - have a look around our website today!
Our Open evenings in Autumn are a fantastic way for you to look at our outstanding building, facilities and speak with our specialist staff. Once you've looked at our prospectus, this an invaluable opportunity to find out more about courses and have your questions answered. Keep an eye out on our website and follow us on social media for dates.
Once you have had the chance to find out more about our courses and LSFC life from the website, prospectus and Open Days, you should apply! The application process is an online form. It becomes available on this website in December straight after the Open Evenings. We'll let you know on social media when applications are open so make sure to follow us now!
Once you have submitted your application, you will be given access to our Applicant Portal. (Please keep your login details safe) As part of the application process, you will complete a number of tasks, including a SEND declaration where you can tell us if you have any medical conditions, learning difficulties or disabilities, exam access arrangements etc and let us know if you need any support during your studies. Any information provided in this form will be sent to our SEND Team and they will contact you. This information will not affect your place at the college, but will help us ensure the most appropriate support is available to you.
Once we receive your application, grades and a reference from your high schools, we process your application. Your next step is to attend an interview. The interview is a very supportive process, designed to help you make the right decisions around your pathway for study at college. It is important that you carefully research your course choices before you apply. Some changes are possible but are not guaranteed.
If you are successful, you will receive a conditional offer. For important dates and information about your college place please read our conditional offer paperwork.
Once you receive your conditional offer of a place at LSFC, you'll start receiving regular email updates from us, including a monthly newsletter. This newsletter contains important and useful information, tips and resources so keep an eye out in your inbox for them!
In the Summer term of Year 11 you'll be invited to a Transition Day, which is open to all offer holders, across a range of subjects (but not all!.) This event gives you another opportunity to find out more about college life, meet tutors and other students studying the same subjects. You will also be given tasks to complete ahead of the start of term, but teachers can explain more in their sessions.
Following GCSE Results Day, we will invite you to your enrolment appointment with one of our experienced staff. They will help you to finalise your subjects by advising, supporting and guiding you.
Once enrolment is complete, you can look forward to receiving your timetable and stepping into your student life within the Luton Sixth Form College community!
New Student Induction
At the start of term, all students will be invited to an induction day. This day will give you further guidance and support as you begin your journey with us. Students must be available to attend their Induction.