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Admissions Criteria

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

In order for students to study A Levels they will need to achieve the following:

An average points score of 5.5 or more at GCSE Level, including at least a grade 5 in GCSE English Language and at least a grade 5 in GCSE Maths.

In order for students to study a Vocational Level 3 course they will need to achieve the following:

An average points score of 5 or more at GCSE Level, including at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths.

Students are required to have achieved a grade 6 or higher in the subject specified.  These additional subject they wish to study at A Level admission criteria are shown in the table on page 12.

 

SUBJECT

ADDITIONAL GCSE CRITERIA

Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Art (Single Award)

4 in GCSE Art

Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Business Studies & Marketing (Single Award)

4 in GCSE Business Studies if studied or 4 in GCSE Maths

Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Media (Single Award)

4 in GCSE Media Studies if studied or 4 in GCSE English Language

Level 3 BTEC National in Sport (Single Award)

4 in GCSE PE PLUS 1 GCSE Science grade 4

Level 3 Cambridge Technical in ICT (Single Award)

4 x grade 4s in GCSE subjects

Art

6 in GCSE Art

Business Studies

6 in GCSE Business Studies if studied or 6 in GCSE Maths

Computer Science

6 in GCSE Maths or 6 in GCSE Computer Science

D&T - Product Design

6 in DT (Resistant Materials or Graphics or Electronics)

Drama & Theatre Studies

6 in GCSE Drama

Economics

6 in GCSE Maths PLUS 6 in GCSE English Language

English Literature

6 in GCSE English Language and 6 in GCSE English Literature

French

6 in GCSE French

Further Maths

8 in GCSE Maths

Geography

6 in GCSE Geography if studied or 6 in a humanities subject

Politics

6 in a related Humanities subject (e.g. History, RE or English)

History

6 in GCSE History if studied or 6 in a humanities subject

Maths

7 in GCSE Maths.   

Film Studies

6 in GCSE Media Studies if studied or 6 in English Language

Music

6 in GCSE Music.  Ability to read Music is essential.

Photography

6 in GCSE Art or High quality portfolio of work.

PE

6 in GCSE PE.

Psychology

6 in GCSE English Language PLUS 6 in GCSE Biology (if triple science studied) or a 6 in Double Science

Religious Studies

6 in GCSE RS if studied or 6  in a humanities subject

Sociology

6 in a related Humanities subject (e.g. History, RE or English)

Spanish                      

6 in GCSE Spanish

Biology

6-6 in Double Science or 6 in Biology plus a 6 in another Science (if triple Science studied)

Chemistry

6-6 in Double Science or 6 in Chemistry plus a 6 in another Science (if triple Science studied)

Physics

6-6 in Double Science or 6 in Physics plus a 6 in another Science (if triple Science studied)

ENTRY CRITERIA FOR SCIENCE SUBJECTS

If students take TRIPLE science at GCSE and wish to take TWO OR MORE sciences at ‘A’ level, they MUST have a ‘6’ grade in all three sciences.

Students should have at least 2x6’s in any of the Triple Sciences including the one they wish to study should they only wish to study one science at A Level. If students take DOUBLE science at GCSE and wish to take MORE THAN ONE science at ‘A’ level, they MUST achieve a double 6 grade.

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