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 via our admissions team.

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, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, forwarding it directly to our admissions team by post:

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

Alternatively, you can complete the online application form – please click here.

Or email:
Telephone enquiries: 01223 271569

Timeline of Events for Year 9 and 10 Admissions / Applications

October Please contact for a personal tour of the school
November – December
Complete and submit an application to by the 18th December 2020
February 75 places (up to PAN) in Year 9 and 25 places (up to PAN) in Year 10 will be offered by 6th February 2021. Applications received after the 18th December 2020 will be processed after the 15th February 2021
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*:

  • A Levels: Minimum entry requirements 7 GCSEs (at grade 4-9) Science (6), Maths (6) and English (4)
  • BTEC: Minimum entry requirements 5 GCSEs (at grade 4-9) including 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 (further information to follow), 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 Your chance to visit CAST (further information to follow).
September – December Complete and submit an 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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