Applying for a Place

If you are interested in joining Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology in Year 9 or 10 to study GCSEs or in Year 12 to join the Sixth Form you should apply to the college directly.

Students from anywhere in the region can apply. Places are not limited to those living in Cambridgeshire, the main catchment area is considered to be the area within a 35 mile straight line radius of Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology.

Year 9 and 10 Applications

Students wishing to join the college in year 9 or 10, should complete an Application Form forwarding it directly to our admissions team by post:

Admissions Team
Cambridge Academic Partnership
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Road
Cambridge CB1 3RJ

Or email:
Telephone enquiries: 01223 271569

Timeline of Events for Year 9 and 10 Admissions / Applications

October Attend the Open Event and investigate the subjects and wider curriculum on offer.
November – December
Complete and submit an application to the college.
January First 50 places (up to PAN) will be offered by 10th January. Additional places will be offered according to demand/capacity and on the basis of distance from college to home. Families contacted.
February CAST guidance meetings for all applicants who request them or where the college needs further information. Offers sent out by February 20th.
July Induction day for new CAST students
September Start at CAST.

Year 12 Applications

For year 12 entry to study A levels and BTEC Courses applications should be made via ‘My Choice at 16’. If you are currently attending a school outside of Cambridgeshire, please select ‘Out of Area or Not Listed’ as your current school.

Entry for Post-16 study at CAST is based on previous attainment as follows*:

  • Academic Programme (A Levels): Minimum entry requirements 7 GCSEs (at grade 4-9) including Triple Science (5 / 6 dependent on subject choices) Maths (6) and English (4)
  • Applied Technical Programme (BTEC): Minimum entry requirements 5 GCSEs (at grade 4-9) including Double Science (grade 5) or Triple Science (5) Maths (5) and English (4)

*Information correct at the date of determination

Timeline of Events for Year 12 Admissions / Applications

June/July Attend CAST open evening, research courses and how these will influence your future university/career choices.
September – October Meet CAST representatives at your schools post 16 information evening, have any remaining questions answered.
October Experience interactive sessions at the CAST Open Evening on 28th October
September – December Complete and submit application via ‘My Choice at 16’. Your school will help you with this.
February CAST guidance meetings for all first and second choice applicants (second choice applicants will be invited to a guidance meeting depending on the availability of suitable courses). Offers sent out.
May/June GCSE Exams
June Induction day for new CAST students.
August Exam results and enrolment.
September Start at CAST.

If you have any questions please email or call us on 01223 271569.


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