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 & 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 5 or 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 7 standard on your instrument/voice and have a Grade 5 theory qualification too. Otherwise, you need to be at a minimum Grade 5 level. You must be able to confidently read staff/music notation as well as have regular instrumental/singing lessons with an instrumental teacher.

P

Philosophy (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.

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 4 in either GCSE English Literature or English Language.

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