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Sixth Form Entry Criteria
BTEC courses
BTEC general entry requirements  A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.
L3 BTEC Business A combination of 9 from English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE pases.  A grade of 'Merit Merit' is required if progressing from Level 2 to Level 3 BTEC Business.
L3 BTEC Health & Social Care A combination of 9 for English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.  A grade of 'Merit Merit' is required if progressing from Level 2 to Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care.

 

a level courses
A level general entry requirements A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.
Art & Design A combination of 9 from English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE Art & Design.
Biology Preferably a grade 6 in GCSE Biology or GCSE Additional Science (high grade 5 and performance in individual subject exam papers will be considered via interview).  Preferably a grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths (high grade 4 will be considered via interview).  Three further 9-4 GCSE passes are also required.
Business A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.  GCSE Business Studies is not required to study A level Business.
Chemistry Preferably a grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Additional Science (high grade 5 and performance in individual subject exam papers will be considered via interview).  Preferably a grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths (high grade 4 will be considered via interview).  Three further 9-4 GCSE passes are also required.
Computing Preferably a grade 6 in GCSE maths (high grade 5 will be considered via interview).  Minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English along with three further 9-4 GCSE passes.
Drama & Theatre Studies A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE Drama.
Economics Preferably a grade 6 in GCSE Maths (high grade 5 will be considered via interview).  Minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English along with three further 9-4 GCSE passes. 
English Literature Preferably a grade 5 in GCSE English (high grade 4 will be considered via interview).  A minimum of grade 4 in GCSE maths and three further 9-4 GCSE passes are also required.
French A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE French.
Geography A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE Geography.
History A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE History.
Mathematics Preferably a grade 6 in GCSE Maths (high grade 5 equivalent will be considered via interview).  Minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English along with three further 9-4 GCSE passes.
Media Studies A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.  GCSE Media Studies is not required to study A level Media Studies.
Physical Education A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a grade 4 in GCSE Science (Core/Additional) or a grade 4 in GCSE Biology for Triple Science students.  GCSE PE is not required to study A level PE.
Photography A combination of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.  GCSE Photography is not required to study A level Photography.
Physics Preferably a grade 6 in GCSE Physics or GCSE Additional Science (high grade 5 and performance in individual subject exam papers will be considered via interview).  Preferably a grade 6 in GCSE Maths (high grade 5 will be considered via interview).  Preferably a grade 5 in GCSE English (high grade 4 will be considered at interview) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes are also required.  It is expected that students study A level Mathematics alongside this course.
Psychology A cominabtion of 9 from GCSE English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade 4 in a science subject.  GCSE Psychology is not required to study A level Psychology.
Religious Studies A combination of 9 from English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.  GCSE RE is not required to study A level Religious Studies.
Sociology A combination of 9 from English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes.  GCSE Sociology is not required to study A level Sociology.
Spanish A combination of 9 for English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further 9-4 GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE Spanish.