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Enrolment 2017: Still Undecided

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Still Undecided about College? 

Collecting your exam results is a nerve-wracking time; you'll probably find yourself surrounded by grinning mates who have aced their exams – and also a few people frowning over some less-than-ideal results!

Whatever your results, whether they were better or worse than expected, if you’re having second thoughts about your plans for September, then we can help!

If you haven't passed Maths/English Language...

These are definitely the most important subjects. The first thing to do if you find you haven't passed one or both of them is to speak immediately to the Sixth Form or College you hope to attend. 

At Merrist Wood College, we offer classes to prepare you to retake these GCSEs, which you will be able to study alongside your main course.

If you don't have the grades you need...

Again, the best course of action is to speak to the Sixth Form or College you have applied to. In some cases, you may be let onto the course regardless. However, please note that this does not always apply.

At Merrist Wood College, we will look at your results and the course you are interested in studying. It may be possible for you to still enrol on your course, but if not, we may be able to offer you the same subject at a lower level, or look at alternative options such as an Apprenticeship.

If you don't think Further Education is for you...

Not sure you fancy going into Further Education? If you decide to take an alternative route, there are a number of different options for you to explore. 

You might go for a vocational course (such as Animal Management, Sport or Horticulture) rather than completing A Levels. Alternatively, you may want to go straight into the world of work and get an Apprenticeship or seek employment. 

Our impartial Careers, Advice and Guidance team at Merrist Wood College can support you in making the best decision for you. Just give the team a call on Tel: 01483 44 87 18.

Want to Apply? 

If you decide that you would like to apply for a course at Merrist Wood College, then it’s not too late!

Although our usual application and enrolment process is now closed, as term has officially started, you can still attend a late enrolment session and catch up with your classes.

Please call Tel: 01483 44 87 18 to make an appointment to come into a late enrolment session. At the late enrolment session you will meet a dedicated course tutor who will be able to advise you on the best course for you.

Please note: You MUST make an appointment to enrol and an appointment does not guarantee a place on one of our courses.

Please see 'Relevant Documents' section below, for a list of things you will need to bring on the day. 

Enrolment can take up to 2 hours to complete, so please allow plenty of time, it can however often be quicker than this.   


Relevant Documents

You will need to bring an acceptable form of ID e.g. Passport, Driving Licence, National Insurance Card, Birth Certificate, credit or debit card, Examination Certificate or an ID Card.

If you are a non-EU student, or have been living outside of the UK/EU for the past three years, you will be required to provide your passport and either a valid student visa or Home Office documents evidencing your right to live and study in England.

Here is a complete list of all the documents you need to bring with you on the day. If you have made a late application, the documents below will be given to you when you arrive for your appointment.

Alternatively, you can print the documents out, complete them at home and bring them with you to your enrolment session.


If required, you will need to pay any fees due or make arrangements for payment on the day of your enrolment.

Please see the 'Related Documents' section for full details regarding the Payment of Fees

Step-By-Step Guide to Enrolment

To help make your enrolment run as smoothly as possible, we have produced a Step-by-Step Guide to Enrolment which will tell you how the day is run. 

Other Useful Information

  • Travel Information
    Information on how to get to college, links to bus and rail websites and information on what assistance may be available.
  • Learning Support Information
    Information on the help that may be available from the College if you have a learning difficulty or disability or if you had extra time in exams or extra help when at school.
  • Residential Accommodation
    Information about our halls of residence at Merrist Wood College and staying with host families in the local area.

If you have any questions or queries, please call Tel: 01483 88 40 40 or Email:  

Remember: You will not be able to enrol you on the day if you do not bring your exam results and an acceptable form of ID to your enrolment session.


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