How to apply
the application process
SECURING YOUR PLACE AT RICHARD TAUNTON IS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD. WE HAVE OUTLINED THE APPLICATION PROCESS BELOW SO THAT YOU CAN FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT TAKING YOUR NEXT STEPS.
DO SOME RESEARCH
ATTEND AN OPEN EVENING
Tour our campus, meet teaching staff and current students, and find out all you need to know about the courses we offer.
WRITE A PERSONAL STATEMENT
This is your chance to tell us a little bit about yourself and your aspirations. It also helps us tailor the RTSFC experience to your needs. Take a look at our blog post to get some top tips!
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM
We recommend you apply as early as possible to secure your place on your preferred courses. Applications can be made online via our website. If you prefer to fill out a paper copy you can download one or email firstname.lastname@example.org who will send one out to you.
ATTEND A PRE-ENROLMENT INTERVIEW
You will be invited to a pre-enrolment interview within a few weeks of making your application. This is a great chance to discuss your course choices, entry requirements and any enrichment options you’d like to take with a member of our staff. Find out what to expect by reading our blog post.
RECEIVE AN OFFER
If you are successful we will give you a conditional offer for the courses you have chosen, you will receive this either at the interview or in the post shortly after. A conditional offer means that it is based on the predicted grades that you have provided in your application. So make sure you keep working hard to ensure you are accepted onto your chosen courses when enrolment comes around.
NEW PARENTS’ EVENING
This evening gives parents an insight into what college life is like, and what we expect from students who study with us. There will be the opportunity to ask questions, chat with teachers and support staff and discover more about how parents can best support their young person.
ATTEND APPLICANT DAY
Get a real taste of college life at Richard Taunton, try out your chosen subjects, meet new friends and the teaching and support staff. You will get an invite to this during the summer term.
CHECK YOUR EMAILS
In the run up to your official enrolment, we will be sending you emails with information and tasks that will help prepare you for starting with us in September.
ENROL AT RTSFC
September will be here before you know it! You will receive a letter in advance of your GCSE results inviting you to an enrolment appointment. You will finalise your courses, enrol as a student, pick up your student ID, and become a fully-fledged RTSFC student!
I decided to study at Richard Taunton because ever since I attended their open day, I noticed the atmosphere of the entire college was really warm and welcoming. Being a smaller college than others, I really believed that I would be given the time and effort by staff to nurture my passions and skills.