In addition to the requirements below each student will need to achieve a minimum of a Grade 4 in 5 of their GCSE subjects.

6th Form Subject (A level/BTEC)

Subject Entrance Minimum Requirements

A

Art (A level)

GCSE Art grade 5, or subject to portfolio review if a grade 4 is attained or GCSE Art not completed.

B

Biology (A level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) grade 5, with GCSE Biology grade 6 if a student has completed Triple Science, or if a student has completed GCSE Double Award Science grade 6, 6, with GCSE Maths grade 6.

Business Studies (A level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) and Maths grade 5.

Business Studies (BTEC)

5 4 – 9 GCSE grades including a minimum of a 4 in either GCSE English Literature or English Language and a minimum of a 4 in GCSE Maths.

C

Chemistry (A level)

GCSE Maths grade 6 with GCSE Chemistry grade 6 if a student has completed Triple Science, or if a student has completed GCSE Double Award Science grade 6, 6.

Computer Science (A level)

GCSE Maths grade 6 or GCSE Computer Science grade 5.

D

Dance (A level)

GCSE Dance grade 5 and GCSE English Literature grade 5.

Drama and Theatre Studies (A level)

GCSE Drama grade 5 and GCSE English Literature grade 5.

E

Economics (A level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) and Maths grade 6.

English Language (A level)

GCSE English Language grade 5.

English Literature (A level)

GCSE English Literature grade 6.

F

Film Studies (A level)

GCSE English Language grade 5, or GCSE English Language grade 4 and English Literature grade 5.

French (A level)

GCSE French grade 6.

G

Geography (A level)

GCSE Geography grade 5.

Government & Politics (A level)

GCSE English grade 5 (either Literature or Language) and a grade 5 in a GCSE Humanities Subject (History, Geography or Full Course RE).

H

Health & Social Care (BTEC)

5 4 – 9 GCSE grades including a minimum of a 4 in either English Literature or English Language.

History (A level)

GCSE History grade 6 or if History has not been completed at GCSE, a GCSE English (Literature or Language) grade 6.

I

IT Technical Award (Double)

5 4 – 9 GCSE grades, including a minimum of a 4 in English (Literature or Language) and a minimum of a 4 in Maths

IT Technical Award (Single)

5 4 – 9 GCSE grades, including a minimum of a 4 in English (Literature or Language) and a minimum of a 4 in Maths

M

Maths (A level)

GCSE Maths grade 7.

Maths (Level 3 Core)

GCSE Maths grade 5.

Further Maths (A level)

GCSE Maths grade 8. Students with a grade 7 will be considered upon successful completion of an entrance exam.

Media Studies (A level)

GCSE English Language grade 5, or GCSE English Language grade 4 and English Literature grade 5.

Music (A level)

GCSE Music is not essential, but will be a real advantage. If you do not have a GCSE Music qualification, you will need to be at Grade 5 standard on your instrument/voice at the start of the course. You must be able to confidently read standard music notation as well as have regular instrumental/singing lessons with an instrumental teacher.

P

Philosophy (A level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) grade 6.

Physics (A level)

GCSE Physics grade 6 needed if a student has completed Triple Science, or if a student has done GCSE Double Award Science grade 6, 6 and GCSE Maths grade 7. Or students with a grade 7 in Physics (or 7, 7 in Double Award Science) will require a minimum of GCSE grade 6 in Maths

Psychology (A level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) grade 5, with GCSE Biology grade 6 if a student has completed Triple Science, or if a student has completed GCSE Double Award Science grade 6, 6.

S

Sociology (A level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) grade 5.

Sport (BTEC)

GCSE PE grade 5 / Merit or higher in Sport BTEC Level 2 or Five 4 – 9 GCSE grades including a minimum of a 5 in either GCSE English Literature or English Language.

Option Blocks 2021-22

Option Block A

Option Block B

Option Block C

Option Block D

Option Block E

 Art

Business Studies

 Biology

 Business Studies

 Economics

Biology

Chemistry

English Literature

English Language

French

Computer Science

English Language

Drama & Theatre Studies

English Literature

Further Maths

Dance

Maths

Further Maths

Film Studies

 History

Government & Politics

 Music

History 

Geography

Media Studies

Media Studies

Philosophy

Maths

 Physics

 Psychology

Sociology 

Psychology 

*Core Maths

ENG LANG

GCSE Re-sit

 Sociology

 

 

MATHS

GCSE Re-sit 

 

 

 

Sport BTEC

IT Technical Single Award

 

 Sport BTEC

 Business Studies

BTEC

 

IT Technical Double Award

Business Studies BTEC

IT Technical Double Award

 

Health and Social Care BTEC

 

Health and Social Care BTEC

 

 

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