Take the next step with us - Welcome to BHASVIC Admissions
There are several important stages to admission into BHASVIC and our Admissions Department and this section of our website are here to help you find information quickly and easily.
We aim to help all our new students make well-informed decisions, feel confident about their choice of college, study programme and courses and navigate the admissions steps with ease.
On this page you'll find:
At the bottom of this page is an accordion of all our admission information. There are also other important information pages accessible from the black navigation bar at the top of this page, including our Entry Requirements and a Welcome from the Principal.
I look forward to meeting you at our school information events, Open Evenings in November and at your interview.
Update on interview appointments: Don't worry if you haven't yet received an invite to interview, more information on the admissions process can be seen here
Message for 'Category 3 students' (those who life furthest from BHASVIC): Please see an update from the Principal sent 12th January 2024
Parents and Carers Information and Resources: including term date calendars can be found on the Parents and Carers Dashboard
Further Wellbeing: Support resources can be found here
We welcome applications from all students, and are proud of our diverse student body.
Please carefully read the contents of this page so that you are guided on and understand our application process and timeline. Also on this page is information about our Entry Requirements, Admissions Policy and the Accord Colleges (BHASVIC, Varndean and GBMET) shared application rules.
SEPTEMBER 2023 - START PLANNING
Start planning early! This time next year you could be a BHASVIC student, so think ahead. Make the most of information in this prospectus and on our website, along with information sessions at your school. Start to get an idea of what courses you think you might want to do, what the entry requirements are and what qualifications you need to have to get into future degree courses or careers you might have in mind.
8 & 9 NOVEMBER 2023 - OPEN EVENINGS - 4pm - 8pm
There are two Open Evenings for prospective students and parents / carers to visit the college. These give you a fantastic opportunity to see the college and facilities, to hear from the Principal about the college's ethos and culture and to visit departments and find out more about the courses you are interested in. You will also get a chance to speak to lots of current students who will be the best source of information on what the college is really like!
DECEMBER 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE
Make sure your application is submitted by the first Friday in December by 5pm, to be considered a priority applicant.
JANUARY 2024 - EASTER 2024 - INTERVIEWS AND OFFER LETTER
If you are a UK student and we have received your application form by the first Friday in December by 5pm, you will normally be given an admissions interview at the college. We consider your current progress by looking at your most recent school report and attendance, and discuss your intended programme of study, entry conditions and future career. If we can make you an offer, you will be told at interview and this will be followed up a few weeks later with an email. You must accept your offer by 1st April.
JUNE & JULY 2024 - MOVING ON PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS and NEW PARENTS
Once you have accepted your place at the college, you will be invited to our Moving On Day on Thursday 27 June (as soon as GCSE exams have finished) when you come to have induction lessons and confirm your course choices. We also run Parents’ Induction evenings where parents can find out more about our guidance and support systems.
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2024 - RESULTS AND ENROLMENT
When you receive your GCSE results in August, we can offer you advice via our Results Advisory Service. At the very end of August or beginning of September you will have an enrolment interview to finalise your course ready for you to become an official BHASVIC student.
SEPTEMBER 2024 - INDUCTION
Around the second week in September our full teaching timetable will start and you will begin your time as a student with an induction session which will ensure you know everything you need to know to make the best start here at BHASVIC.
BHASVIC, Brighton MET and Varndean College together form the Accord Colleges in Brighton and Hove. The three colleges have a coordinated application process for students seeking to study at any of the Accord Colleges.
Under the Accord, you will not be able to make an application to both BHASVIC and Varndean College. This is so that these two sixth form colleges can effectively plan curriculum provision to cater for as many students wishing to study in one of these colleges as possible.
You are welcome to make an application to one of these two Sixth Form Colleges and also to Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (includes Brighton MET and Northbrook MET), however you are also entirely free to apply to any other educational institution – it is only in the case of BHASVIC and Varndean College that you are not able to apply to both colleges. An Accord College is likely to ask you, at interview, about any other applications you have made or offers you hold from other educational institution, employer or training provider.
As part of the application process for either Sixth Form College, you will be asked to confirm that you have not made a separate application to the other Sixth Form College.
BHASVIC and Varndean work very closely together and will share data to check and avoid applicants having applied to both Sixth Form Colleges. If you have made an application to both Sixth Form Colleges, you may no longer be treated as a priority applicant. One of the colleges will contact you to ask which application you wish to withdraw and an interview will not be possible at either college until this has been established.
As BHASVIC is often oversubscribed, we will give priority to students whose application forms reach the college on or before the first Friday in December.
In the event of oversubscription, we will offer places to students in the order specified by our Admissions Policy.
We welcome applications from all students, and are proud of our diverse student body. We do not discriminate based on disability, family responsibility, marital status, race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, gender, or sexual orientation.
To proceed with an application to either BHASVIC or Varndean College, you will be required to agree to the two colleges sharing your name, date of birth and contact details. Both colleges will only use this for duplicate application checking in January, after the priority application deadline. Once the checking process has been completed, the college you did not apply to will permanently delete your personal data.
This time next year you could be a BHASVIC student, so it pays to think ahead. Start to form an idea of what courses and subjects you’d like to do, bearing in mind where your talents lie now and where you see yourself in the future.
Consider the qualifications you might need for future careers or degree courses, and learn more about how BHASVIC can help you achieve them. Make the most of the information online and in our prospectus.
If you are a UK student and we’ve received your application form by the first Friday in December, you will normally be given an admissions interview at the college.
This will be a chance to discuss your intended program of study and future career. To take your current progress into account, we’ll ask to see your most recent school report and attendance records.
If we are able to make you an offer, we’ll normally do so within two weeks of your interview. You must accept your offer of a place at BHASVIC within two weeks of receiving an offer letter to continue to be a priority applicant. If we do not receive your acceptance, we will withdraw your application after two weeks.
Once you have accepted your place at the College, you’ll be invited to our Moving On day in late June or early July (as soon as GCSE exams have finished). Here you’ll confirm your subject choices and join induction lessons, giving you a taste for college-level learning.
We also run induction evenings for new parents, where they can ask questions and find out more about our guidance and support systems.
We hope you will receive the GCSE results you’re hoping for. However, if there’s any doubt we can offer you advice via our Results Advisory Service. Please contact Admissions.
At the very end of August or beginning of September you will have an enrolment interview to finalise your course structure in readiness for becoming an official BHASVIC student.
Please make sure you have returned from holiday and are available for enrolment, as this enables you to remain a priority applicant for the courses of your choice.
The second week in September is when our full teaching timetable starts. You will begin your time as a BHASVIC student with a thorough induction session, including plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions.
We will ensure that you have everything you need to know to make the best possible start here at BHASVIC.