Frequently asked questions

Will I be able to access my A Level results online?

Yes  Your final A Level results will be available online from the Huish website from 7.30am on Result's Day. The results will be posted on a PIN protected page. In order to access this, you will need to enter your exam candidate number, your date of birth and your post code. Paper copies are expected to be in College from 10.30am when many of our staff will be in College to celebrate with students and to assist students whose results are not as expected.

I don't know what to choose at A Level or BTEC. Will someone be able to help me?

Our Open Evenings are a good opportunity for you to start discussing your choices, and when you first apply to the college you will have an initial interview where you will get further guidance. Later in the year you will be invited in again to discuss your courses; and there is further advice available when you register and during the first weeks of term. There are also advice sessions before you start your courses.

How much free time do I get?

Your course choices will form part of your Study Programme and you will choose your Study Programme from a menu of Core and Extension courses. You are expected to plan your time during the week and there are study areas provided around the college campus for formal study. You are also expected to put 3 to 4 hours of time into personal study per subject per week outside of college hours.

Do I have to be at college if I don't have lessons?

No you don't, but you are expected to make best use of the learning resources available at college and most of what you will need will be here. If you are ill you will need to phone in on the day of absence. If you are ill at college you will need to sign out at Reception.

If I don't like a subject can I change it?

Yes. You choose the courses you would like to do and discuss them with your induction tutor. You can alter your choices anytime up to the end of the first week of term which gives you an opportunity to try the course first before making a final decision.

Do you do taster days?

We do taster days, but we call them Experience Days, where you actually attend lessons. These are done by appointment. If you would like to experience a day at Huish then see your careers teacher first as they can get in contact with the college to arrange a group visit. If you are not in a local Taunton school then you will need to contact us by phone.

Can I do a sport even if I am not good at it?

Yes. We have a group of students and staff who run Active Huish. There are a number of recreational sporting activities and you can also join in with team games. Additionally, there are community sports activities in the Dome most evenings and you are welcome to join those at any time.

What if I do not get your entry requirements?

We offer a range of GCSEs as a one year course that will help you to get the 5 GCSEs at grade C that you will need for the next stage in your education (level 3) be it A Levels with us or other Level 3 vocational courses elsewhere.

Do you do courses other than A Levels?

We do a whole range of courses. We do GCSEs, A Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships and professional training courses such as Accountancy.

Can I transfer to your college midway through a course?

In most cases it will be possible to transfer to this College midway through a course. If the exam board is different from ours (see page 18 of the prospectus) then you need to call the College to check that the exam boards will accept your AS qualification, if you are studying a non-linear course. It is not possible to transfer midway through a year unless there are exceptional circumstances. In most cases it is worth starting the year again rather than trying to do a mid-year transfer.

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