GCSE Results and Applying to College – Information for Students, Parents and Carers

GCSE Results Day

Thursday 24th August
Your GCSE results will be available to collect from school between 9:30 am and 11:00 am.

Exeter College – Important Information and Dates

Exeter College Results Helpline

Call 01392 400555 from results day onwards if you have any questions or concerns about your GCSE results. However, DON’T WORRY, as everything will be sorted out at your enrolment.

Exeter College Enrolment

This is where you take your GCSE results in to Exeter College and officially sign on to your chosen course.

Enrolment usually takes place during the week after results day (between Friday 25th August and Friday 1st September – it could extend beyond this date). Do not go away on holiday over that period if at all possible.
You will receive your enrolment appointment in July – so keep an eye out for text messages and emails. Contact Exeter College immediately if you can’t make your enrolment appointment, as you must re-schedule (01392 400500).
If your grades are not what you expected, still attend your enrolment appointment and you will be given appropriate advice and support.
You must attend enrolment or you risk losing your place at college. You can’t start at college until you have enrolled onto your course.

Other Advice

  • It is a really good idea to take an adult with you to your enrolment. There is a lot to do and it can be busy.
  • It is helpful if you have a means of payment on you so you can buy your student card and pay any registration fees on the day – this isn’t essential however and any payments can be sorted later.
  • Mrs Taylor will be available over the enrolment period.

Email: jtaylor@iscaexeter.co.uk or telephone: 07542 799598

  • See Mrs Taylor in her office within the library before you finish Y11 if you have any questions or concerns about starting your next steps after Isca. Email or ask your tutor to request an appointment


How To Apply To Exeter College

For instructions on how to apply to Exeter College, please see the following link: How to Apply

To submit an application to Exeter College, visit: https://apply.exe-coll.ac.uk/. Students should use their personal, not school, email address to register for an account.
Once you have registered, you will immediately receive an email from Exeter College. Open this email and click on the link to activate your account. Then return to the first page and continue as an existing applicant. Your username is your email address and the password is the one created to register for your account.

Courses available at Exeter College are as follows:

Full time Vocational BTEC Diplomas (Levels 1, 2 and 3)

These are practical, hands on courses, assessed mostly by coursework with less emphasis on exams. A student can progress from L1 to L2 and from L2 to L3. A good pass at L3 will allow for progression to university/undergraduate study. Just ONE courses is studied.

  • Level 1 courses require grade 2 in English and Maths, plus 2 other GCSEs (4 in total).
  • Level 2 courses usually require grade 3 in English and Maths, plus 3 other GCSEs (5 in total).
  • Level 3 courses usually require grade 4 in English and Maths, plus 3 other GCSEs (5 in total).

A levels and BTEC Certificates (L3)
This route is for students who enjoy academic study. Assessment is mostly by examination at the end of the 2 year course.
Three subjects are studied in combination (either 3 A levels or 2 A levels plus one BTEC Certificate). The minimum entry requirement is 8 GCSEs at grade 4, with certain subject specific higher grades required.
An Extend option is also studied for one hour a week in the first year only. Visit: exe-coll.ac.uk/school-leavers/extend/ for more details and see page 15 of the course guide.

T Levels (L2 and 3)
These are a new vocational qualification involving 80% full time study and 20% in a specific work placement. Entry requirement is 6 GCSEs at grade 4+ to include English and Maths.

International Baccalaureate (L3)
Students study 6 academic subjects, 3 at Standard Level, 3 at Higher Level across a range of disciplines. Entry requires at least 8 GCSE’s at a minimum of grade 6.

Students spend 4 days a week with an employer and 1 day a week at College. For more information contact the Apprenticeship team on 01392 400 800 or email: apprentices@exe-coll.ac.uk

Note: Entry requirements for all courses can vary, so always check the brochure for full details.

Order a Course Guide
All students received an Exeter College course guide in September. However, if you need to request a new copy or view courses on-line, visit: https://exe-coll.ac.uk/school-leavers/course-guide/ and follow the ‘course guide’ link. There are also spare copies with Mrs Taylor in F03.

Further Information
If you need further information or have any questions regarding courses or applying, please email either Mrs Taylor (Post 16 Transition Coordinator) jtaylor@iscaexeter.co.uk or Kerry Balchin (Exeter College Adviser) kerrybalchin@exe-coll.ac.uk .
Information and links on the College Advice Team page may be useful if learners are still undecided on their college course or want to explore future progression ideas:  www.exe-coll.ac.uk/cat


How to apply to Bicton College

To apply for a course at Bicton, visit: www.cornwall.ac.uk. All courses have an ‘Apply Now’ feature.
There is also a paper application form at the back of the course guide (pages 63 and 64).
All courses are available to view online by visiting: https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/16-18/. You can request a course and careers guide by visiting: www.cornwall.ac.uk/order-a-prospectus or see Mrs Taylor in F03. All courses are listed on p62.

Bicton College offers Vocational Diplomas, Certificates and Apprenticeships available at all levels in subjects including:

  • Horticulture (plants).
  • Arboriculture (tree surgery – great if you like heights!).
  • Animal Management.
  • Equine (horses).
  • Military and Protective Services.
  • Veterinary Nursing and many more…..

Taster Day Events
To spend a day trying your chosen course visit: www.bicton.ac.uk/events/taster-days-at-bicton-college/

Course and Career Advice Events
To book, visit: https://www.bicton.ac.uk/events/courses-and-careers-advice-event-at-bicton-college/

Further Information 
The Bicton Customer Services Team can answer your questions Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. Email: enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk, telephone: 0330 123 2523 or you can use “Live Chat” on the Bicton website www.cornwall.ac.uk.
For any further information email Sandra Everett: Sandra.everett@bicton.ac.uk or Mrs Taylor: jtaylor@iscaexter.co.uk.  



 Apprenticeships are available at both Exeter and Bicton Colleges in addition to other training providers, such as:

For more information about apprenticeships search: https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/ or  email: nationalhelpdesk@findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

Useful careers websites are:

National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Career Pilot: https://careerpilot.org.uk

Please contact Mrs Taylor for further advice and information on any of the above – jtaylor@iscaexeter.co.uk