Applications for entry September 2021

Deadline: Thursday 10 December 2020 by 12pm

Students can apply online via the college website until Thursday 10 December 2020. Applications received after this date will be placed on a waiting list.

(Please note – some of the processes below may be changed due to Covid 19)

Partner Schools

If you attend one of our partner schools:

  • You can pick up a prospectus from your school (these are usually sent to your school in the first/second week of September) or the local careers office. You can also contact the college and ask for one to be sent in the post. The prospectus can also be viewed/downloaded here
  • College staff will visit your school during 2020/21, usually in an assembly (or this may be held by video link)
  • College representatives may attend Year 11 Parents’ Evenings if these are taking place
  • Interviews may be held at your school or here at RSFC
  • Rochdale Sixth form College will notify you of your interview date and time

Non Partner Schools

If you attend a non-partner school

  • Upon request prospectuses can be posted out to your home. They can be collected from the college during open events or it can be viewed/downloaded directly here
  • Rochdale Sixth Form College Open Days normally take place in October and November these dates are promoted via social media and our own website
  • Interviews are normally held here at RSFC
  • Rochdale Sixth form College will notify you of your interview date and time

What are the entry requirements?

To study at RSFC, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 4-9, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and/or English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required, as is a positive college interview. A few courses have specific entry requirements; see individual subject information pages on our website and in our prospectus for relevant details.

What can I study?

There are a wide variety of courses and enrichment opportunities here at the college.

We have over 25 different courses covering the entire academic spectrum available. From Art to Further Mathematics, we have a range of both A Level and BTEC courses available and our results continue to speak for themselves.

We know that your interests aren't limited to the subjects you pick to study with us, which is why we offer an extensive enrichment programme, giving you the opportunity to study, learn and engage with interests inside and outside your own subject field. Whether it's learning a new language, a new skill like video editing or getting some exercise doing Yoga. Our enrichment programme has a lot to offer.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the college or applying here, then our student administration team are happy to help.

They can be contacted on: 01706 769800 or via email at:


For September 2021