Entry Requirements.

All applicants will be required to meet the minimum standard of 6 A*-C grades at GCSE, in addition to the course-specific entry requirements detailed below. As some GCSE subjects have made the transition to awarding numbered grades at GCSE, we will consider Grade 5 as the equivalent to a C grade.

When you start with us, you will spend Year 12 studying for the AS Level and/or Level 3 Certificate in the courses you have chosen. Satisfactory attainment in these qualifications will be required for you to progress on to study towards the A Level and/or Level 3 Extended Certificate in Year 13.

 

Course Entry Requirements
Applied Science
  • Grade C in GCSE Core and Additional Science
  • Level 5 in GCSE Mathematics
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language

Please note that we will accept some combinations of BTEC and Cambridge Technical qualifications in lieue of one or both GCSEs in Core and Additional Science, provided that they have been achieved at Level 2 Merit with Level 2 Passes in examined units.  Should you wish to discuss whether or not you would meet these entry requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Biology
  • Grade B in the Biology examined units of GCSE Core and Additional Science or Grade B in the examined units of GCSE Biology
  • Grade C in the Chemistry examined units of GCSE Core and Additional Science or Grade C in the examined units of GCSE Chemistry
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language
Business
  • Level 5 in GCSE Mathematics
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language
Chemistry
  • Grade B in the Chemistry examined units of GCSE Core and Additional Science or Grade B in the examined units of GCSE Chemistry
  • Level 6 in GCSE Mathematics
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language
English Language
  • Level 6 in GCSE English Language
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Literature
English Literature
  • Level 6 in GCSE English Literature
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language
Geography
  • Grade B in GCSE Geography (if taken)
  • Level 6 in GCSE English Language
  • Level 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Health and Social Care
  • Grade C in GCSE Core and Additional Science or Grade C in GCSE Biology
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language

Please note that we will accept some combinations of BTEC and Cambridge Technical qualifications in Health and Social Care at Level 2 Merit with Level 2 Passes in examined units, or GCSE in Health and Social Care at Grade C, in lieu of one or both GCSEs in Core and Additional Science. Should you wish to discuss whether or not you would meet these entry requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

History
  • Grade B in GCSE History (if studied)
  • Level 6 in GCSE English Language
Mathematics
  • Level 6 in GCSE Mathematics
  • Recommendation by your Maths teacher
Physics
  • Grade B in the Physics examined units of GCSE Core and Additional Science or Grade B in the examined units of GCSE Physics
  • Level 6 in GCSE Mathematics
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language
Psychology
  • Level 6 in GCSE English Language
  • Grade B in GCSE Core and Additional Science or Grade B in GCSE Biology
  • Level 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Sociology
  • Level 6 in GCSE English Language
Sport and Physical Activity
  • Grade C in GCSE Core and Additional Science
  • Level 5 in GCSE English Language

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