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Subject Specific Entry Requirements

 Academic Courses (A Levels)

 

Course

Minimum Grade Requirement

Additional Grade Requirement

 

Biology          

GCSE Combined Science – grades 6-6 

GCSE Triple Science, Biology grade 6

GCSE Mathematics grade 6

 

Business Studies           

Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies

If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required (e.g. History, Geography, RE)

 

Chemistry     

GCSE Combined Science – grades 6-6 

GCSE Triple Science Chemistry grade 6

GCSE Mathematics grade 6

Computer Science

 

Grade 5 in GCSE Computer Science

If Computer Science has not been previously studied, other IT based courses and programming projects will be considered)

GCSE Mathematics grade 5

Design and Technology: Product Design

Grade 5 in a related Technology subject

 

Design and Technology: Textiles

Grade 5 in a related Technology subject

 

Drama & Theatre Studies          

Grade 5 in GCSE Drama. 

If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required.

 

Economics     

Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies.

If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required (e.g. History, Geography, RE)

GCSE Mathematics grade 5

 

English Language

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature Grade 5

English Literature

Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature

 

Fine Art

Grade 5 in GCSE Art

External candidates will be required to show a portfolio or digital examples of their GCSE work, which will form part of their bridging or transition work

 

Geography    

Grade 5 in GCSE Geography.

If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject (e.g. History) is required.

 

History           

Grade 5 in GCSE History      

 

Mathematics 

Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics

 

Further Mathematics 

Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics        

 

Media Studies           

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language

or

Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature

 

Music

Grade 5 in GCSE Music if studied

Students must be able to play an instrument or sing to at least grade 4 standard for year 1 and grade 5 standard for year 2.

An audition will also be required for external students.

Photography

 

Grade 5 in GCSE Art

External candidates will be required to show a portfolio or digital examples of their GCSE work, which will form part of their bridging or transition work

Physical Education

Grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education, or

Merit in BTEC Sport.

If not studied previously, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required.           

In order to succeed at higher level, students will be required to perform at a high level in a minimum of 2 activities. Please see the PE staff for further information.

Physics          

GCSE Combined Science – grades 7-7 

or

GCSE Triple Science Physics grade 6

GCSE Mathematics grade 6

Psychology   

GCSE Combined Science – grades 5-5

or

GCSE Triple Science Biology grade 5

GCSE Maths grade 5

 

Religious Studies           

Grade 5 in GCSE Religious Education. 

If not studied previously, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required (e.g. History, Geography, Business)

 

Sociology      

GCSE English Language grade 5

One additional ‘written subject’ (e.g. History) at grade 5

Spanish

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish

 

Vocational Courses (BTEC and Level 3 Diploma)

Course

 

Minimum Grade Requirement

Additional Grade Requirement

Applied Science – BTEC

 

GCSE Combined Science: grades 4,4

GCSE Triple Science: two grade 4s

 

Business -BTEC

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

If Business has been studied at Level 2, then a grade 4 is required

Criminology – WJEC Applied Diploma

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

A ‘written’ subject, such as History, Geography, RE or Business at grade 4 would be expected

Digital Media – Cambridge Technical

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

If studied at Level 2, then a grade 4 in GCSE Computer Science is required or a Merit in Creative iMedia.

Financial Studies – LiBF Diploma

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

 

Food Science and Nutrition – WJEC Diploma

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

GCSE Food Nutrition and Preparation grade 4

GCSE Combined Science grade 4-4

Health and Social Care - BTEC

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

If Health and Social Care has been studied at Level 2, a Merit is required

Sport - BTEC           

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

If studied at Level 2, then a grade 4 in GCSE PE is required or a Merit in Level 2 Sport.

Tourism – WJEC Applied Diploma           

Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Maths

A ‘written’ subject, such as History, Geography, RE or Business at grade 4 would be expected

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