It can be a big decision, deciding whether or not to come to College. Exceptional Entry is for young people whose date of birth requires them to remain in school until the winter break and is a fantastic option for those who are ready to leave school, and take the next step in their education.
If your 16th birthday falls between 1st October and 28th/29th February, you would be eligible to start certain full-time, non-advanced courses at North East Scotland College from August, even though you are still officially a school pupil.
Between August and the winter break in December, your school would be regularly informed of your attendance and progress, but to all intents and purposes you would be a full-time student at North East Scotland College. If however you found that College wasn’t quite right for you, you still have the option of returning to school anytime over that period.