RESULTS DAY ALERT! – Come and secure your place on 12 August, doors open from 9.00am
For those pupils who have applied to join our sixth form and received an offer, simply come to TSFA on Results Day to fully enrol and secure your place. If you haven’t applied yet, but are interested in a place with us, please come along on the day to meet our friendly team, find out about the courses on offer, and enrol.
Popular courses will fill up fast, so get here as early as you can, bringing your GCSE results and a form of ID such as a passport or a combination of a piece of photographic ID e.g. a bus pass and birth certificate.
Here are some FAQs but if you still need to know more check out our the full details on all we have to offer on the Apply & Courses section of the web site, including a welcome from our Principal and virtual tour!
When and where will enrolment take place?
- Enrolment day takes place on Thursday 12 August from 9:00 – 16:00 at the Trinity Sixth Form Academy site (Northgate House, Northgate, Halifax, HX1 1UN)
- Pupils must enrol in person.
What support is available?
- We would advise pupils to speak to your schools and academies directly if you have any questions or concerns about your results.
- At TSFA, we have a large staff presence for enrolment. We have dedicated Personal Progress Tutors (PPTs) who can advise you on how to prepare for starting with us in September. We will also have a number of subject teachers who will be able to discuss subject specific queries. Our careers team will also be present at enrolment and will be able to provide you with expert advice on choosing your next steps (if you are still unsure) and our student ambassadors are on hand to support students and families through the enrolment process and answer any questions that you might have.
- Also, please feel free to visit our TSFA Padlet site (https://padlet.com/Trinity_Sixth_Form_Academy/curriculum_area) to access course materials put together by our expert staff. These resources are designed to support you in your transition to Level 3 A-Level and BTEC qualifications.
- Pupils can keep up to date with what is happening in and around our academy community by following us on Instagram, Twitter and/or TikTok and our academy website contains lots of useful information.
What do pupils need to bring with them on enrolment day?
- Pupils must ensure they arrive with a copy of their examination results and certificates. In most instances, pupils will receive your GCSE and L2 qualification results certificates electronically. Pupils do not need to print paper copies of your results, electronic copies are fine.
- Pupils must bring Photographic ID on the day as proof of identity e.g. A passport or a combination of a piece of photographic ID e.g. a bus pass and birth certificate.
Can pupils enrol online on enrolment day?
- No, pupils must attend in person on Enrolment day. Where this is not possible, we would urge you to contact us immediately to organise for a substitute named family member or friend to enrol on your behalf. Your representative will need a copy of your results to show us and the ability to call you to finalise any changes that may need to be made to secure your place.
- Pupils will also need to send us a photograph of yourself in advance which will be suitable for your badge e.g. a headshot with a white background (passport style photograph) to: email@example.com
What time does enrolment start and end?
- Enrolment will begin at 9:00am. Pupils must attend the academy early to avoid disappointment. A queuing system will be in operation outside of the academy.
- Enrolment will continue until the academy is full or up until 4pm on the afternoon of Thursday 12 August. If you are a pupil with a conditional offer, please be aware that these offers expire at 3pm. To avoid any disappointment, please come early in the day.
What happens during enrolment?
- If pupils have already completed our online enrolment form, it is a quick and simple process.
- As pupils enter the building they will be met at reception and directed to an enrolment room or waiting area.
- Photographic ID and Exam result certificates will be checked and suitability for courses will be confirmed
- If a pupil’s results meet the conditions of the offer (i.e. the expected grade requirements for the courses chosen), they will be immediately enrolled at that point.
- Pupils will then complete administration, which involves having results certificates copied/emailed for recording purposes and having your photograph taken.
Can pupils change their courses on enrolment day?
- Pupils are able to make changes to their subject choices during enrolment day. However, pupils should understand that by changing their course, they are technically voiding their offer, which was subject to the courses they originally selected. This is because we are an oversubscribed 6th Form and cannot offer places indefinitely. We have capped our offers to ensure that the curriculum can support student demand and, in some instances, courses are already full. Every effort will be made to ensure pupils are enrolled on the courses they want to study but no guarantees can be made at this stage.
- It is crucial that pupils arrive early if they wish to change their courses, to allow time for their new curriculum package to be agreed and then inputted onto our system. Providing they have the entry requirements for their courses and the courses they are wishing to study are not oversubscribed and/or full they will be OK to enroll. If, however, they do not have the entry requirements for the courses that you want to change to, or the courses are already full, they will not be able to make the change.
- We have a dedicated team of staff that will work with pupils who wish to make amendments to their original offer. In some instances, a decision will need to be made later in the day and in these circumstances, pupils will always be contacted by the academy via telephone. Every effort will always be made to provide the best possible curriculum for students.
- Pupils can also change their course options within the first two weeks of starting in September. In this situation, pupils would complete a ‘Curriculum Change Form’ with their PPT.
Can parents come to enrolment?
Absolutely, but we would ask you to be conscious of social distancing. We would like parents to be part of the process and see the academy for themselves. However, we would ask that parents do not attend the enrolment meetings themselves to avoid congestion. We have a dedicated waiting area in Trinity Eats where they will be invited to wait.
What happens after enrolment?
- Year 12 will start induction on 2 September 2021. You will be invited into the academy as a single year group, so you will have time to acclimatise and meet your classmates, teachers, PPTs and other specialist staff.
- The Year 12 day is between 9.15am and 3.25pm and we will release a new starter guide to all prospective students which informs you of all the key information that you need to know prior to starting which will also correspond with the guidance issued at that time.
What can pupils be doing between now and enrolment?
- We have a dedicated Trinity Sixth Form Academy Padlet page that has lots of transitional resources designed carefully by our teachers. Stepping up from GCSE to Level 2 A-Level/BTEC is very challenging and the Padlet resource supports you through identifying what you will study across your chosen curriculum areas whilst also providing you with reading materials and resources that pupils can complete prior to joining us in September.
What if pupils have not already applied or have been previously unsuccessful and want to apply?
Simply come to the academy on results day 12 August bringing a copy of your results and photographic ID and dependant on eligibility and subject availability, if there are places available you will be able to enrol.