The 2012 Admissions Policy allows for places to be allocated based on an applicant's geographical proximity to the College, or, on the basis that you currently attend a designated school. the Applications » page has details of the deadline by which your application form needs to be submitted. You may find the 2012 Applications FAQs » helpful as well.
If you currently attend Broadwater, Glebelands, Gosden House, Rodborough or Woolmer Hill (our partner schools in the Waverley Federation) you are guaranteed a place to study at Godalming College.
How can I find out how my son/daughter is doing at College?
Godalming College closely monitors each student's academic achievements and their personal and social development. Our well-established system of student support and guidance allows students to meet each week with a personal tutor and a tutor group.
Progress reports are sent home throughout the year and parents' evenings provide the ideal opportunity to meet personal and subject tutors.
Are students supported in their university/job applications?
Yes, our staff are extremely experienced and we are able to provide extensive support and guidance on applications to all Higher Education courses, employment and gap year opportunities. We have dedicated assistance for Oxbridge candidates. The College has a large careers area, and works closely with external agencies as appropriate. More about our careers department... »
What is the difference between vocational and non-vocational A levels?
Vocational A levels have a higher proportion of coursework and assignments that count towards the final grade. For example the AS/A level Business Studies course includes a coursework option in year two while the BTEC Business Studies course is assessed by 100% coursework.
Are applied A levels as accepted by universities as traditional A levels?
Yes, these courses have exactly the same status.
What is the average class size at the College?
There are usually about 17 and 18 students in each class. Some are smaller and some larger than that, but we try not to let class sizes exceed 20. Our teaching staff will introduce group work as well as providing opportunities for individual attention.
What is the College timetable like?
Typically the teaching day starts at 08:45 and ends at 16:15 Monday to Friday. Each AS subject has five hours of teaching each week and each A2 subject has four and a half. You will be needed in college on all five days of the week. If your first lesson begins after 08:45 you can arrive at any time before it starts. If you choose to be on campus during college opening hours there are places where you can do private study, access the computer network, get refreshments etc.
What happens if I change my mind about my original choice of course?
Your one-to-one course advice session will enable you to firm up your choices and your course offer will be based on this discussion. If you do change your mind about your learning programme, please let us know in writing as soon as you can and we will try very hard to accommodate you.
You are encouraged to think carefully about your chosen course choices to avoid late changes during enrolment or induction. Once lessons start it is sometimes possible to change a subject if you really need to but your choice of alternative courses may be limited so it's best to do your research early and ask questions at your course advice session.
Can I still enrol on a course even if I do not achieve the recommended grades?
We try to be flexible and treat everyone as an individual. But our experience suggests that certain GCSE grades are usually needed if you are to succeed at AS/A level, so you will need to convince us that you have a good chance of success even though you might have achieved a lower grade.
If I am currently studying overseas can I enrol at the College?
If you are a student studying overseas please contact the College in the first instance so that we can discuss your individual circumstances. Contact us now. »