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Applying to Hills Road

Applications are now closed for entry to the College in 2024. If you would like to make a post-results application in August, please return to this page closer to the time.

Current applicants

We are currently processing applications to the College for entry in September 2024. Guidance meetings commence on 29 January, and applicants will be contacted via email to arrange their appointment. 

Please note that invitations to guidance meetings will be sent out over several days, so please do not contact us if you haven't received an email. Every applicant will receive an email from the College either inviting them to a guidance meeting or confirming the status of their application. 

Entry requirements

For your application to progress, you need to satisfy the criteria listed below, which is a summary of the information detailed in our Admissions Policy.

Applications must be submitted by 7 January 2025, or 14 January 2025 if you attend a Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP) school or your school is listed on MyChoice16.

Admissions Score calculator

You can use our handy Admissions Score calculator to work out your score. All you need are your predicted grades and to follow the instructions on the calculator.

We are here to help with everything from questions about A level courses to the application process.

Kate, Head of Admissions

Choosing your subjects

Deciding which A levels to apply for can be challenging. We’ve listed a few tips to help you to decide which subjects to take.


of students take three A levels

9 Jan 2024

The application deadline

Apply online


Applicant journey - key dates

There are many opportunities to find out more about the College and decide if Hills Road is right for you.

Key dates

JUL 24:
Open Events


Our open events are the best way to start your research. Getting a feel for the College and exploring the subjects your are interested in will help you to gain a better understanding of what it's like being a student at Hills Road.

Key dates

Do your research


Post-16 evenings: Hills Road is part of the Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP), and members of the College’s team attend all of the Post-16 evenings hosted by our partner schools.
Watch our subject videos: Every subject page on our website has a short video where A level teachers share information about their course.

Key dates

JAN 25:
Submit your application


7 Jan deadline if you attend a non-CAP school
14 Jan deadline if you attend a CAP school
Make your application through

More information

Our Open Events are held in the summer term each year. These are for Year 10 students who will be applying to Hills Road in the autumn, with a deadline of the following January. 

Unfortunately, we will not be arranging any more open events for entry to the College in September 2024. You can still make an application and there will be other opportunities to find out more about Hills Road.

If you qualify for a guidance meeting in February, you will be able to ask our specialist team about the A level programme at Hills Road and the support that is available to our students.

If you receive an offer in March, you will be invited to our Welcome to Hills event at the beginning of July to meet current students and staff, sample your offered A level subjects and explore the campus.

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