Entry Requirements

This is to help you to understand the type of requirement/s needed.

These are NOT fixed and potentially subject to negotiation on the day of enrolment.

General Pathway Requirements

All offers and places are subject to a satisfactory reference from your current school; detailing Attitude to Learning, attendance and punctuality and course suitability.

A Levels

•       A8 Score* > 5.5 (Mainly 6/7+ Grades)

•       Grade 6 in English or Maths (above Grade 4 in the other)

•       GCSE grade 6 (at least) in facilitating subject for A levels to be studied (some subjects may require 7)

BTEC

•       A8 Score* > 4.5 (Mainly Grades 6/5/4)

•       GCSE English or Maths at Grade 4 or above, with at least a Grade 3 in the other.

Vocational & A level Combinations

•       A8 Score* > 4.5 (Mainly Grades 6/5/4)

•       GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or above.

 

*A8 Score - this is average of your best GCSE scores including English and Maths, and is calculated as follows:

  1. Multiply your Maths grade by 2.
  2. Multiply your best English grade by 2.
  3. Add the grades of your six next best subjects and add to numbers in point 1 &2 above.
  4. Divide the total by 10, this your A8 score.

For example; your results are: Maths = 7, English Lit = 5, English Lang = 8, Biology = 7, Chemistry = 7, Physics = 6, Geography = 7, History = 8, French = 9.

  1. Maths = 7 x 2 = 14
  2. (Best) English = 8 x 2 = 16
  3. Next best 6 are: French, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics = 9 +8+7+7+7+6+16+14 = 74
  1. A8 Score = 74/10 = 7.4‚Äč

 

Specific Pathway Requirements

A level Subjects

Type of requirement

Art

Grade 6 or above in Art

Biology

Grade 6 or above in Biology or

Grade 77 or above in Combined Science

Chemistry

Grade 6 or above in Chemistry or

Grade 77 or above in Combined Science

Economics

Grade 6 or above in Maths or English or Business

English Literature

Grade 6 or above in English

Further Maths

Grade 8 or 9 in Maths

Geography

Grade 6 or above in Geography

Government and Politics

Grade 6 or above in History or Sociology or RE

History

Grade 6 or above in History

Maths

Grade 7 or above in Maths

Physics

Grade 6 or above in physics or

Grade 77 or above in Combined Science

And Grade 6 or above in Maths

Psychology

Grade 6 or above in English, Biology or Psychology

Religious Studies

Grade 6 or above in RE or History or Sociology

Sociology

Grade 6 or above in Sociology, RE or History

Spanish

Grade 6 or above in Spanish

 

BTEC Subjects

Type of requirement

ICT

Grade 5 GCSE or above in ICT or course equivalent to GCSE or Grade 5 in Maths.

 

Health & Social Care

Grade 5 GCSE or above in English or sciences.

 

Business

Grade 5 GCSE or above in English or                   maths.

 

Sport

Grade 5 GCSE or above in Sport or course

equivalent to GCSE or have played sport to a high level and have Grade 5 GCSE or

above in English or maths.

 

BTEC Subjects

Type of requirement

BTEC Applied Science + Biology and Chemistry A level

 

 

Grade 6 5  or above in GCSE Combined Science.

 

Level 3 Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition + 2 A levels

Grade 5 GCSE or above or equivalent in Food related course and A level subject entry requirements.