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Admissions Criteria

Entry Requirements for Pathways 

 

Pathway

Description

Criteria

Academic Pathway

A level Subjects

Students will usually study 3 A level subjects.  A levels are linear qualifications that will be assessed externally at the end of two years.

Six GCSE passes at grade 4 and above, including Maths at a minimum of grade 4 and English Language at a minimum of grade 5, plus the subject specific entry criteria.

 

In most cases this will mean that a student will have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 5, or above.

 

In some cases, students will not have taken a subject at GCSE and a related subject may be taken into consideration.

 

Vocational Pathway

BTEC/Diploma subjects

BTEC/Diploma subjects require students to work on internally assessed portfolios and undertake examinations which are essential to passing the course.

 

Five GCSE passes at grade 4 and above, including GCSE English Language and Mathematics, plus the subject specific entry criteria.

 

 

Combination Pathway

Academic and Vocational Subjects

Suitable for students who want to take a vocational course but who are qualified to take at least one A Level alongside it.

 

Five GCSE passes at grade 4 and above, including GCSE Mathematics, plus English Language at grade 5 and the subject specific entry criteria.

 

In most cases this will mean that a student will have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 5, or above.

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