Sixth Form Admissions

Admissions to the Sixth Form by existing DESC students

Students will be asked to complete a Sixth Form Intentions Form to give the College advanced notice of their future intentions and possible subject choices. All students will attend a guidance interview to allow the College to make final decisions regarding their chosen subject combinations and suitability for the Sixth Form. All internal students must complete a formal application form, including their subject choices.  All offers for Sixth Form places are subject to GCSE results. Students must attain the minimum GCSE grades required in order for them to enrol on the desired level 3 courses.

Admissions to the Sixth Form by students from other secondary schools

A completed application form and a non-refundable* Application Fee must be returned to the Registrar. Applications made after the specified date may still be considered, however, preference will be given to students who apply by the date.

Supporting documentation, including a copy of the most recent school report and a letter of recommendation from the Headteacher/Head of Year needs to be provided along with the application form. All students are required to attend a formal interview to allow the College to make a final decision regarding the offer of a place in the Sixth Form.

If an offer is made by the College, it will be a conditional offer subject to attaining the minimum GCSE results required.

Students will be required to produce a transfer certificate which they request from their previous school and hand into DESC on the first day of the new term. They will also be required to provide their Unique Candidate Number (UCI) number that can be found on their examination results information.


Sixth Form Admissions for 2017/2018

The UCI (Unique Candidate Identifier) is mandatory on ALL Year 12 applications.  Each student has a 13-character code unique to them and it is used to collect results for each student across different examination boards, schools or colleges. To obtain your child’s UCI, please contact their current school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Following the UK Department of Education’s decision to lower the grade boundaries for the new numerical GCSEs, DESC will now accept a grade 4 as a pass in both English and Maths.

  • Welcome to Sixth Form at DESC – please click HERE
  • The Curriculum Explained – please click HERE
  • Revised Options Blocks 2017 – please click HERE
  • Subject Guide – please click HERE
  • Applications for Sixth Form – please click HERE

For further information, please click HERE

To contact our Admissions Department, please email either or or alternatively, you can call 04 360 4866.