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How to apply

On this page you’ll learn about the application process and entry requirements. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Scroll down to find out more about how to apply, and to download an application form.

It's getting exciting.

You’ve browsed our extensive range of courses, thought deeply about your university and career ambitions, and are ready to apply for the chance to study at Xaverian College.

We’re looking forward to finding out all about you.

But first, take a look at this checklist on how to apply and what to expect as part of your application process…

STEP ONE: Application form

DEADLINE: 15 January 2021

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Start by downloading and printing the application form. Alternatively, ask your school for a copy.

fill it in

Fill in pages 1 to 3 of the form and write a personal statement.

HAND TO YOUR HEAD OF YEAR

Both documents should be presented by you to your Head of Year.

SEND TO US

A school representative will complete the form and send everything to Xaverian College (check with your school that you don’t need to send the application form yourself).

Step two: Acknowledgement postcard and email

We cannot guarantee how long it will take for the school to send the application and personal statement, but you should, within a few weeks, receive a postcard or email advising of their receipt.

The Xaverian admissions team is happy to help with any queries. Email admissions@xaverian.ac.uk

STEP THREE: Decision letter

We’ll advise on application outcome by the end of March.

Step Four: Course Consultation

Successful applicants will be invited to explore the campus and discuss career aspirations, target grades, and courses. Parents or guardians are very much welcome to join students at this informal, important event.

New Students’ Day

June/July

It’s all starting to get very real! Join us for New Students’ Day to find out lots more about what’s just around the corner. Experience a lesson and get a feel for what life’s like as a Xaverian student.

Enrolment Appointment

We’ll send you an enrolment appointment, which will take place after GCSE results day, and further information about starting at College.

Term dates

Find out when you’ll be studying on campus.

Application FAQs

Entry requirements differ based on the courses for which you are applying but we generally ask for:

  • Six good passes at GCSE including two at Grade 6.
  • Passes in two or more of English, Science and Maths.

Some advanced level courses have their own specific entry requirements. You can check the latest recommendations on our individual course guide pages.

Yes, the subject choices you agree at your Course Consultation are only provisional and can be changed.

We ask that this be done by July to help our planning, but we may be able to provide course changes at enrolment in cases where your GCSE results differ from your predicted grades or if an alternative course is not already full and you have met the entry requirements for this subject.

Xaverian is an oversubscribed College. In 2019, 4500 students applied for 1350 places.

For the best chance of studying at Xaverian:

  • Apply by the deadline
  • Give your school every reason to provide a supportive reference
  • Have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Attend your Course Consultation
  • Achieve six good GCSEs including at least two 6s.

The majority of Xaverian students choose three A-levels but based on your predicted GCSE grades we are happy to advise on additional study options and qualifications.

You may still be able to progress. If you miss your predicted GCSE English and Maths grades, you may be able to arrange resits as a Xaverian student. We will discuss your options during the enrolment process after GCSE results have been announced.

We review applications on a case-by-case basis.

Our final decision is based on:

  • The suitability of chosen courses and levels of study
  • Your personal statement
  • The information provided by your high school, including attendance, punctuality, conduct and application
  • A supportive reference from your high school
  • The availability of a place

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