FAQs

Below are a number of frequently asked questions that relate to life at DSF


Will I be offered a place at DSF?
You will be given a conditional offer based on your choice of subjects and predicted grades. When you have received your GCSE results you will be able to take up your place at Didcot Sixth Form if you have met the conditions of that offer.
If the grades that you receive are not as expected we will discuss the options that are available for you.

How do I chooses a course at DSF?
You should try to choose a programme which you will find interesting and rewarding, and above all, one which is likely to lead to success.
Please note that if insufficient interest is shown, some courses might be withdrawn. In this situation, we will contact individual students to consider alternative options.

What type of courses are on offer at DSF?

Level 3 programme
Advanced Level Courses
You will study a combination of subjects over two years. Some subjects will offer a Single award of one A level or the equivalent and other subjects will be Double awards earning two A levels or the equivalent.

How many courses should I choose?
If you study at advanced level, we expect you to choose three or four single award subjects or one double award subject, combined with one or two single award subjects.

How and when do I apply to UCAS?
There is full support and guidance for UCAS applications so there is no need to panic!
Your tutor and Head of Year have developed a comprehensive support package that covers course selection, application and personal statement preparation. All all of which takes place starting in September in Yr 13, all in good time for the UCAS final submissions date.

How can I find out more?
Contact the Director of Sixth Form for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. Details of how to do this are on the Contact US page of this site

We also hold an Open Evening in November - Full details of this will be advertised in local press and the school websites closer to the time.