We have been working hard to find a way to welcome visitors to Sparsholt for our forthcoming open events. However due to the updated public health guidance, we are unable to welcome visitors onto our countryside campus at any event for the foreseeable future.
Although we cannot meet you in person this time, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to our upcoming Live Online Open Events!
These exciting live events will give you a chance to meet our expert teaching teams, support staff, and Student Ambassadors to find out more about your subject area, and have all your questions answered. As well as these live Q&A’s, chatrooms will also be running throughout the day to answer any queries that come up.
If you can’t wait to meet us at our Live Online Open events, you can take a closer look at the exciting facilities at Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt here with our On Demand Open Event content! Explore our 450 acre countryside campus from the comfort of your own home through pictures, videos and interactive tours before you meet us in person.
Updated 06.07.20 @ 09:00
This year we’ll be enrolling you at college a little differently. In order to accommodate social distancing guidelines we plan to undertake as much of our enrolment activity as possible on a remote, electronic basis. This means that the majority of applicants will not need to attend college in person to enrol onto their course in August.
Where we feel it will be helpful for you to have a more detailed discussion with a tutor, to inform course choices, you will be invited for an appointment in college between Friday 21 and Friday 28 August 2020.
We will be writing to all progressing students during July with details of whether they will be enrolled remotely or asked to come in to college for enrolment. Whilst many students can be enrolled remotely, some will be asked to come on to campus to review course options.
Got your results already?
If you are not waiting on exam results to inform your application, we will write to you during July with details of your electronic enrolment.
Waiting on GCSE results?
In the week of 20 August you will receive an email from the College giving you a link to a web page where you can record your GCSE grades. Please complete this as soon as possible after you receive confirmation of your grades, so that we are able to progress your enrolment. You will then be advised whether we can process your enrolment electronically (meaning you won’t need to come into college until term starts) or if you, or we, feel you would benefit from a face-to-face enrolment interview. All face-to-face sessions will observe social distancing guidelines and be scheduled on an appointment basis. Enrolment interviews for new students will be conducted between Friday 21 August and Friday 28 August.
Please be reassured that whatever your results we will work with you to find a course that meets your needs.
We would like to explain how we will be managing offers and interviews for applicants looking to study at college in September following the recent government announcement that all exams – GCSE, A Levels, Technical and Vocational, and International Baccalaureate – have been cancelled for this academic year.
Whilst we understand that this announcement is very unsettling for applicants and you may be concerned about your place at college, ultimately we do not expect this announcement to adversely affect students enrolling to study with us in September 2020.
The Department for Education has stated that: “The calculated grades awarded will be formal grades, with the same status as grades awarded in any other year.” and “The grades awarded to students will have equal validity to the grades awarded in other years and should be treated in this way by universities and colleges. There is no reason for the usual admissions cycle to be disrupted.”
Once we receive the grades you have been awarded we will confirm in the same way we do every year. Please be reassured that any applicant who does not achieve the grades required to meet the conditions of their offer will have their application reviewed, taking into account the grades awarded, prior achievement and references from their teachers, before a final decision is made. Where possible we will try to be flexible and we will ensure that all students are enrolling onto the right programme for them to be successful.
Where applicants have applied but not yet received an offer we will be in touch shortly either with an offer or for an interview – which we will conduct by telephone. We will continue to accept applications from those who have not yet applied to college.
Your school will have information about how grades will be awarded for your GCSEs; if you have specific enquiries about joining college, please feel free to contact our Admissions teams: email@example.com
The Department for Education has published guidance that you may find helpful, view here.
Our expert lecturers have been creating a range of activities, resources and tools to help you prepare for joining us in September. Your online Applicant Welcome Activities bring a taste of life at Sparsholt to your own home and we’ll continue adding to them.
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We hope these resources help you feel ready for continuing your education with Sparsholt College – you can share your progress using our hashtag #studentview, or tagging our social media accounts or get in touch with teaching team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org