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Guide to Applying: Your Details

The "Your Details" stage will already be partly filled in with information that you entered when you created your account.

Your details

QuestionGuidance Notes
Forename Please enter your first name as it appears on your passport or birth certificate. We need your official name for when we enter you in exams, the rest of the time we will use your "known as" name (if it is different).
I would like to be known as (first name) This field is optional. If people normally call you something different to your official first name, enter it in this field and we will use it too. If you're not known by a different name, leave this blank.
Middle name(s) If you don't have any middle names, leave this blank.
Surname Please enter your surname as it appears on your passport or birth certificate. We need your official surname for when we enter you in exams, the rest of the time we will use your "known as" surname (if it is different).
I would like to be known as (surname) This field is optional. If you normally use a surname that differs from your official surname, enter it in this field and we will use it too. If you're not known by a different surname, leave this blank.
Date of birth The year that you can chose is restricted to a small range. The application form is only open to people applying for our 16-19 years old courses only. If you want to apply for a place on one of our adult education courses you will need to visit ahed.psc.ac.uk instead.
Legal Gender Please enter your legal gender. Please be aware that many of the statutory returns we have to make to government bodies require us to provide the legal gender of each student.
If you identify as a gender that is not your legal gender, how do you identify? We work hard to ensure equal opportunities for all our students and to have an inclusive college community. We realise that not everyone identifies with the binary female/male gender categorisations and want to support students in the identity they choose to present whilst at Peter Symonds.
Additional Information (gender) This field is optional. Please tell us any relevant information you wish to share to enable the college to help and support you at college.

Nationality and languages

QuestionGuidance Notes
What is your first language? This should be the language that you normally speak at home with your family. Please only enter something in the "Other, please specify" box if your first language isn't in the list. If you speak more than one language, please choose the one that you use the most.

If English is not your first language you may be offered one-to-one or small group teaching to improve your spoken and written English. You may be able to work towards the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is widely recognised as an entry requirement for Further and Higher Education.
What is your nationality? Please choose your nationality from the list provided. If you can't find your nationality in the list please type it into the "Other, please specify" box below the list. If you have dual nationality, please choose just one nationality to enter here.

We use this information for statistical purposes only. What you enter here won't affect our decision on whether your application is successful or not.
Ethnicity Please select the ethnic group that best describes you. We use this information for statistical purposes only. What you enter here won't affect our decision on whether your application is successful or not.