Fast Track Admissions

For 2021 entry we are introducing a Fast Track admissions process for the highest achieving students. This process is reserved for a small number of students who have very high prior attainment; applicants with an average predicted entry score of greater than 7.

What does the Fast Track process involve?

If you meet the criteria for Fast Track you will receive an early offer of a place to study a Level 3 programme at WQE from August. To secure your place you will need to:

  1. Attend one of our virtual Fast Track Admissions sessions 
  2. Accept your offer via PS16
Virtual Fast Track Admissions Session

This virtual session will include:

  • A welcome by Paul Wilson, College Principal
  • An explanation of the Fast Track process by Donna Trusler, Associate Principal
  • An opportunity to seek subject specific advice
  • Access to our Careers Team for advice and guidance
  • Time for you to ask any other questions you have about your application or life as a WQE student


The sessions will take place at 3pm on Monday 1, Thursday 4, Monday 8 and Wednesday 10 March. You only need to attend one of these; we are offering multiple dates to provide you with some flexibility. Details for how to book will be included in the offer letter sent to this group of students.

Planning Your Future – Friday 12 March

Following you attending a Virtual Fast Track Admissions session we’ll give you the details for booking an optional 1:1 Planning Your Future meeting. The purpose of this will be to offer further support and guidance in planning your programme of study at WQE. You may wish to talk through different course combinations and discuss which route would best support your HE and/or career aspirations.

If you’re confident with your subject choices and don’t feel that you need additional guidance at this stage there is no obligation for you to make an appointment; your place at WQE will remain secure.

What else can Fast Tracked students expect from us?

We understand that this group of students are likely to have high aspirations and be aiming for a top university or professional career after WQE. We’ll be there every step of the way throughout your time at WQE to support you in achieving your goals. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Relevant information and regular updates via this webpage
  • Targeted sessions from our experienced Careers Team
  • Masterclasses covering a range of academic subjects
  • Tailored Oxbridge support
  • Focused support for prospective Medicine and Dentistry applicants
  • Advice on how to strengthen your application to high ranking universities
  • Interview skills and mock interview workshops
  • Support with your application to HE or employment
  • Guidance in securing work experience placements
  • Access to top employers offering degree apprenticeship
Oxbridge application session

We’re really pleased to invite you to attend this virtual session delivered by colleagues from the University of Oxford.

This virtual session focuses on both Oxford and Cambridge and will give you the lowdown on what you need to think about and know if you are planning to apply. 

This will include:

  • An overview of the application process.
  • What it’s like to study there and how teaching works.
  • The way the Universities are structured.
  • Most importantly , how to make your application stand out to give you the best chance of success.


You will also have the chance to ask the team any questions you have about Oxbridge to help you get ahead in your planning.

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