Your Questions Answered

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  • Expand How and when do I apply to Hills Road?

  • Expand How many places will be offered this year and when do you make offers?

  • Expand Where do Hills Road students come from, and what do you mean by 'in-area' and 'out-area'

  • Expand Will I be invited for an informal guidance interview?

  • Expand Do you select students on the basis of the informal guidance interview?

  • Expand How many subjects will I take, and how many should I include on my application?

  • Expand Will three A level subjects and the Extended Project provide a strong base for progression to the most competitive universities?

  • Expand What advice would you give to students about choosing their subjects?

  • Expand Can I study an A level subject that I haven’t taken at GCSE?

  • Expand What specific advice would you give to students wishing to study Mathematics and science subjects at AS/A level?

  • Expand What are the entry requirements?

  • Expand Do I need to have estimated A* grades?

  • Expand How does the College view IGCSE qualifications?

  • Expand How does the College view applications from students who have taken applied and/or vocational subjects as part of their Key Stage 4 programme?

  • Expand How do you prioritise between ‘in-area’ applicants if Hills Road is oversubscribed?

  • Expand Are some subjects more likely to be oversubscribed than others?

  • Expand What happens if I apply, but Hills Road is over-subscribed and I am not offered a place?

  • Expand Do you still offer some places to students from outside the area?

  • Expand What happens if I am offered a place but do not achieve my estimated grades?

  • Expand I will be studying the first year of an A level subject at my school in Year 11. Would I be able to join the second year of this A level course in my Year 12 at Hills Road?

  • Expand How many enrichment activities can I take and when will these take place?

  • Expand If needed, would I be able to get extra help with my studies?

  • Expand I have a special educational need or disability. What support would be available for me?

  • Expand Will I be told what to do in my free periods and independent learning periods?

  • Expand Is there any financial assistance available?

  • Expand Does the College provide free meals for eligible students?

  • Expand Can you offer help with transport and transport costs?

  • Expand When will students enrol at the College for courses in 2016?

  • Expand When will I take the examinations for my subjects?

  • Expand How many students go on to higher education?

  • Expand I think I want to go to university but I have no idea what I want to study. Will I get some help?

  • Expand I’m thinking of a gap year. What help and advice is available?

  • Expand I am worried about fees for university. Is there any information provided about this?

If you have a query that was not answered at Open Evening then please email Claire Walker, Admissions Officer, at the following address: HR-Admissions@hillsroad.ac.uk (including your telephone number in case this is the most appropriate way for us to respond).