How do I secure my place at Monoux?
The most important thing to do now is to submit an application via the college website here and take part in an interview. If you did not take part in a face to face or telephone interview whilst the college was open, we will be sending you arrangements for an interview at enrolment.
How will Monoux decide if I meet the entry requirements?
By now, your school will have sent you a message about how you will be awarded your GCSE grades this year.
Monoux will use the GCSE grades you will be awarded to make decisions on whether you meet the entry requirements for your preferred course. Current entry requirements are listed in the Monoux Prospectus, which you can download here or on the college website.
These are currently accurate, but can occasionally be subject to minor changes prior to and during enrolment.
Some young people may disagree with the GCSE grades they have received and will make the decision to either appeal or sit GCSE exams in the Autumn term. If you decide to pursue either of these two options, and the grades you have been awarded would mean that you could not pursue your chosen course, we may ask you to complete additional tests at enrolment. Any pre-enrolment work you have completed (covered in question 3 below) may also count towards this assessment.
We are flexible and see every young person as an individual. Therefore, if you have unique circumstances that you think we should be aware of please make sure you talk to us about these during your interview, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by talking to us at enrolment.
How can I get advice about what courses to study?
If you have applied, but not yet had an interview, we will be scheduling an interview at enrolment for you to speak to one of our friendly members of staff about your career ambition, interests, and the courses we offer.
Our Prospectus contains more detailed information about the courses we offer, and this page on our website contains some materials you could use to help decide.
If you have already had an interview, but would like further advice, please email email@example.com with your query and a relevant staff member will respond.
How can I secure a place on the Gifted and Talented Academy?
The Gifted and Talented Academy here will still run next academic year. If you have already had a conditional offer to join the Gifted and Talented Academy, this is still the case. Future decisions for new applicants regarding entry into the academy will be based on the GCSE grades you have been awarded and participation in our Summer Term learning activities. A number of places have been held back and will be awarded to students who display outstanding work ethic in the first six weeks of term.
What will happen about my references?
We require references from your school before making a decision whether we can offer you a place. However, due to schools being closed, some schools may not be able to submit references before enrolment. If this is the case for you, we will let you know and request that you submit a copy of your most recent school report. We also expect students to let us know during the application and interview process if there would be something on your reference that we deem would require further exploration before a decision is made to offer a place (for example, poor attendance, punctuality or a fixed term exclusion). Please note: if you will be aged 17 or older on 31st August 2021 you must have a reference from your current (or most recent) school or college.
What if I changed my mind about a course?
With regards to amending your course choices, you can change your mind up to the day of your enrolment if you so desire. We are aware that students sometimes change their minds or wish to pick up additional courses. However, you will have to meet the entry criteria for the courses you wish to study (entry requirements for our courses can be found on our website). In the meantime, please contact us should you have any questions or concerns and continue to check our website for regular updates.
Can I retake my GCSE’s?
Unfortunately, it would not be possible for you to study G.C.S.E. English and Mathematics in isolation. Although we offer G.C.S.E. English and Mathematics they are only offered as part of a wider study package (i.e. alongside a BTEC Level Two or Three course).
Can I take the second year of BTEC?
It may be possible for you to apply to us to study the second year of a BTEC course for the 2021/22 academic year, however this is dependent on various circumstances and is by no means guaranteed. In order for us to consider your request you would need to submit an application and discuss the options available to you during your enrolment interview. It could be that we would only be able to consider you for a completely different programme to that you studied previously. If you still wish to be considered for a place at Sir George Monoux College please apply on-line via our website. Our website has full details of all courses and subjects.
Can I re-take the second year A level?
Unfortunately, the college operates a policy whereby students are not permitted to repeat/restart any A Level study. If you were to apply to the college we may be able to consider you for a BTEC Level Three programme or a completely different set of A Level subjects to those you studied previously.
If you still wish to be considered for a place at Sir George Monoux College please apply on-line via our website. When we receive your application, you will be sent an acknowledgement followed by an invitation to enrolment by post or email giving you full details of our enrolment process including an exact time and date for you to enrol.
What if I am away during the enrolment days?
Unfortunately, we are not able to hold open a space for a prospective student nor are we able to allow anyone to enrol on your behalf. Therefore, we suggest you contact us on your return and we can advise you of all availability on our courses at that time. You will still receive an enrolment invitation from us which will have the exact time and date for your planned enrolment together with details of our enrolment process. Please keep this in a safe place as you will need it when you do enrol and the information it contains is important. In the meantime, please contact us should you have any questions or concerns and continue to check our website for regular updates.