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Entry Requirements

Most courses have specific GCSE entry requirements which are stated in the course description for each subject.

The following table represents the subject requirements for entry to particular Post 16 courses this year:

A Level courses

Art: Fine Art

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 4 including English and Maths at grade 4.

Grade 4 in Art & Design related subject required.

Art: Photography

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 4 including English and Maths at grade 4.

Grade 4 in Art & Design related subject required.

Art: Textiles

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 4 including English and Maths at grade 4.

Grade 4 in Art & Design related subject required.

Biology

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English and Maths at grade 5.

Grade 66 in Combined Science or Grade 6 in Biology required.

Business Studies

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including Maths at grade 5.

Grade 6 in English required.

Chemistry

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English and Maths at grade 5.

Grade 66 in Combined Science or Grade 6 in Chemistry required.

Computer Science

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English grade 5 and Maths at grade 6.

Grade 6 in Computing required.

English Literature

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including at Maths grade 5 and English Literature at grade 6.

French

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English and Maths at grade 5.

Grade 6 in French required.

Geography

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6.

Grade 6 in Geography required.

Further Maths

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English grade 5 and Maths at grade 7.

 

History

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6.

Grade 6 in History required.

Mathematics

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English grade 5 and Maths at grade 6.

 

Music

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English and Maths at grade 5.

Grade 6 in Music GCSE or Grade 5 in any instrument or theory from ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Music.

Physics

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 6.

Grade 66 in Combined Science or Grade 6 in Physics required.

Politics

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6.

Psychology

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6.

 

Sociology

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6.

 

Spanish

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 5 including English and Maths at grade 5.

Grade 6 in Spanish required.

BTEC courses

Health and Social Care

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 4 including English and Maths at grade 4.

 

Sport

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 4 including English and Maths at grade 4.

 

Science

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 4 including English and Maths at grade 4.

 

Performing Arts

5 GCSEs graded 9 – 4 including English and Maths at grade 4.

If Drama was not studied at GCSE – students will be required to attend an audition

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