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New Students (Barnsley Sixth Form College – A Levels)

We are looking forward to you joining us in September!

We know that you will be keen to move on to studying A Levels and we want to support you as much as possible during this time.

Below are a few frequently asked questions.

If you need any further help, get in touch with our Admissions Team via email interviews@barnsley.ac.uk or telephone: 01226 216 106

We look forward to you joining us.

Kelly Rinaldi


Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Take a look at all our A Level courses and apply online.

We will get in touch with you to tell you the next steps. You can contact our Admissions team on 01226 216 106 for further information.

Check your enrolment letter for the date and time.

Before you enrol check that you have done the following:

  1. Logged into your personal OnTrack account, checked your details and made any amendments.
  2. Added all your subject grades and uploaded your evidence to the Ontrack portal.

When and where do I go to enrol?

Report to the Sixth Form reception. Visit our Campuses page to familiarise yourself with the Sixth Form campus.

If you are unable to attend at the time on your letter, don’t worry you can come along to another enrolment session, but you may have to wait longer. Please contact the Admissions Team to let them know 01226 216 106.

What should I bring with me?

  • Your GCSE results slip (school leavers only).
  • Any relevant certificates you have.
  • A pen.
  • Details of two emergency contacts, i.e. parent/carer and their telephone number and email address.
  • Any other documents listed in your letter.

Enrolment is in three easy steps:

Step 1 – See a tutor and discuss your course, career aspirations and check your qualification results. Enrol to your chosen subjects, the tutor will tell you when your course starts and explain your timetable.

Step 2 – You will be asked to log on to your OnTrack account to confirm your enrolment, you can do this on your own mobile phone or a computer will be provided.

Step 3 – Have your photograph taken and get your student ID card.

Yes, you will be sent a letter with details of a quieter enrolment session. You will meet the support workers who will guide you through the process.

Please contact our Admissions Team via email: interviews@barnsley.ac.uk or telephone: 01226 216 106 who will inform the subject area and suggest an alternative date.

Please use this link to access the portal


Follow the guidance in this video.

Don’t panic! We will discuss all options on an individual basis and support you in making the right choices.

Have a look at the page about A Level entry requirements on the Barnsley Sixth Form College website.

If you decide that A Levels is not the right option, we have staff available to discuss other study programmes within the College including T Levels, Vocational and Apprenticeship routes.

Please call our friendly Information Team on 01226 216 123 to discuss your options.

Yes, it’s fine to change your subject choices. If you know what changes you’d like to make, simply contact our friendly Admissions Team via email interviews@barnsley.ac.uk or ring our helpline on: 01226 216 106 to swap them over.

If you’re unsure, contact our Information Team to discuss your subject combinations and how these fit in with your future plans. You may even want to do some research in advance about what subjects universities would be looking for. UCAS Explore is a good place to start your research.

We understand that your future plans may change and you might still not be sure on what career path to take.  Don’t worry we encourage applicants to keep a few options open.

If you want to change an A level subject go to question  above ‘Can I change my A Level subject choices?’

If you have decided that A Levels is not the right option and want to explore other study programmes within the College including T Levels, Vocational and Apprenticeship routes visit the Our Courses page on our website.

If you would like to speak to an Adviser for further Information Advice and Guidance please contact us via email info@barnsley.ac.uk or call us on 01226 216 123.

Year 12 induction day is Friday 30 August at 9.00am.

The new term starts Monday 2 September 2024. Your tutor will provide all the details about your induction and timetable when you enrol.

You can see the term dates for the whole year on the  term dates webpage.

To find out more about your A Level subject choices, please read through the ‘Get ready for A Level….’ booklets available to download on the Get ready for Sixth Form page. There you will find lots of useful information including reading lists and activities to prepare you for A Level study. We are really looking forward to meeting you at enrolment!

We offer four Free College Bus Services. The bus routes are FREE for you if you are a student at Barnsley Sixth Form College. At this time, the buses are running on a “first-come, first-served” basis and students do not need to book a place to access these services. Each route will operate in the morning in order to get you into College before lessons start and a return service will operate from Old Mill Lane at the end of the day.

For more information visit our Student Travel page.

There are a number of different financial support schemes on offer for students studying at Barnsley Sixth Form College. These can help to cover some travel costs, study programme essentials, and a contribution towards food allowance and childcare support. Please be aware that students are not automatically entitled to funding, an application form and proof of household income should be submitted for assessment.

You can view the available bursaries and the eligibility criteria on our Financial Support page.

We hope you’re looking forward to joining Barnsley College or returning to study in September!

To help you settle into College, you’re invited to join us at our FREE activities that will be held over summer. We’ve got lots on offer, from a candle making workshop to board games; free gym sessions to VR games; hair braiding tips and delivering CPR sessions. Visit our Summer Fun Activities page to see all of the events we have planned.

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