We are really aware how uncertain things must feel at the moment for students planning to join us at Huish in September but we want to ensure the current situation does not change your future plans. Below we have put together some answers to some of the frequently asked questions we have received and will continue to make updates as the situation continues. Further information can also be found here.
I’d been working really hard since my mocks and was going to get better GCSEs than I thought when I was interviewed. I am worried that my school won’t take this into account and I won’t be able to do the subjects I want to at Huish.
Don’t worry, we can talk all this through together. We understand how worrying this is and will be happy to discuss subjects with you when you enrol with us. Your school will be working hard to ensure that the grades they suggest to the exam board are consistent and fair and will take all sorts of evidence into account. The exam boards will make the final decisions about grades.
I didn’t apply to Huish because I was waiting for my GCSE grades as I didn’t know if I would pass enough. Can I still apply?
Yes. Just click here to complete the online application form. When we have received it a member of the admissions team will be in touch to arrange a chat on the telephone to answer your questions and discuss subject choices. This will be your first advice and guidance session from our knowledgeable staff. Please watch our film to find out what we will talk about with you.
I heard that if I don’t like my GCSE grades I can appeal them. Can I still come to Huish if my grades aren’t as good as I wanted but I am waiting for the appeal?
If you have been offered a place, it is 100% guaranteed. You will have the opportunity to discuss your course choices with our well-informed and experienced staff when you come in to enrol. We don’t know the details of the appeals process yet, or the possible timeframes. Click here for the latest updates from Ofqual. As soon as we have any news we will post updates to these FAQs. We are committed to supporting you onto the best course for your future success and further progression.
I also heard that I can take my exams in the autumn if I want to improve my grades. Does that mean I have to stay at school instead of coming to College? Can I take my exams at Huish?
We are very sorry but we just don’t know the full answer to that yet. It is likely that you will take the exams at your school but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start here on your next programme of study. Click here for the latest updates from Ofqual. As soon as we have any news we will post updates to these FAQs.
When is the deadline for accepting my offer of a place? Can I wait until my results come out?
There is no need to wait until the results come out to accept your place. We are keen to get to know you and start planning our curriculum and wouldn’t want you to miss out on a place on a popular subject. You will have another advice and guidance session when you enrol and know your results. It is OK to make changes to your planned programme of study at that point.
I have an offer from another college too, can I still accept your offer?
Yes. Your choice of college is up to you. You’re choosing the college and courses that you think will give you the greatest chance of success, fulfilment, enjoyment and future progression. It has to feel right and it might take a few more months for you to make up your mind.
I don’t have much to do at home and would like to get started on my subjects. Can you send me some work to do?
Yes. We are working on some specialist projects for each subject and will post them on the website as soon as they are ready. Please check back in May. In the meantime, here are some generic ideas for keeping your mind and body active. This is the perfect chance to challenge yourself and learn something new, just for the love of it.
What happens if my GCSEs aren’t what I wanted?
We understand how disappointing that could be and will do our very best to support you onto a course that is right for your further success and desired future progression. We will be here for you each step of the way. You will be invited in for another advice and guidance session on the day that you enrol with us, or before. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries and the team will either answer your questions directly, or find someone who can help you.
Things have changed at home and I don’t have the same address. I am worried that I am missing out on information from you.
Please email email@example.com explaining what you need to change and when it happened and someone from the team will update your details on our system and send out any information that you may not have received.
I want to apply but I am not allowed out to come to an Advice and Guidance session. What should I do?
Just click here to complete the online application form. When we have received it a member of the Admissions team will be in touch to arrange a chat on the telephone to answer your questions and discuss subject choices. This will be your first advice and guidance session from our knowledgeable staff. Please watch the film here to find out what we will talk about with you.
Since I have been at home I have been thinking about my subjects a lot and I have changed my mind. What do I do?
Don’t worry, that is completely normal and the great thing is that you have lots of time to make up your mind completely. If you are sure about the change now, then simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and update your choices. However, in May we will release some projects that you can complete for any subject – even those you didn’t at first apply for. Doing a project will begin to prepare you for the transition back to study and will help you to understand more about the content and style of the subject. When you attend college to enrol, you will have another individual guidance session and can discuss your final course choices at that point.
Are the Welcome to Huish days in July still on? I wanted to use them to make my final decision about my subjects and enrichments.
We can’t wait to meet you all and get back into college, but can only reopen when it is safe to do so. We don’t know yet if the Welcome to Huish Days will take place in July as planned, or later in the summer. We will do our best to create the same fun, welcoming and informative events whenever they are held, to give you another chance to choose us as the college for your future success.