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Academic Pathway Courses A-levels

Course Minimum grade requirement Additional grade requirements
Biology Grades 6-6 in GCSE Combined Science [or]
Grade 6 in GCSE Triple Science Biology
Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics
Business Studies Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies [or]
If not studied previously, then a "written" subject, such as geography, history or religious education at grade 5 would be expected
 
Chemistry Grades 6-6 in GCSE Combined Science [or]
Grade 6 in GCSE Triple Science Chemistry
Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics
Computer Science Grade 5 in GCSE Computer Science [or]
If not previously studied, then a grade 5 or equivalent in another IT-based subject will be considered
Grade 5 in 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 and Theatre Studies Grade 5 in GCSE Drama [or]
If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required
 
Economics Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies [or]
If not studied previously, then a "written" subject, such as geography, history or religious education at grade 5 would be expected
Grade 5 in 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 [or]
If not studied previously, then a "written" subject, such as history, religious education or business studies at grade 5 would be expected
 
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 previously 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 [or]
If not studied previously, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required
In order to succeed at this level, students will be required to perform at a high level in a minimum of two activities. Please see the physical education staff for further information
Physics Grades 7-7 in GCSE Combined Science [or]
Grade 6 in GCSE Triple Science Physics
Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics grade 6
Psychology Grades 5-5 in GCSE Combined Science [or]
Grade 5 in GCSE Triple Science Biology
Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Religious Studies Grade 5 in GCSE Religious Education [or]
If not studied previously, then a "written" subject, such as history, geography or business studies at grade 5 would be expected
 
Sociology Grade 5 in GCSE English Language One "written" subject, such as history, geography, religious education or business studies at grade 5 would be expected
Spanish Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish  

 

Vocational Pathway Courses

Course Minimum grade requirement Additional grade requirements
Applied Science BTec Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics
GCSE Combined Science: grades 4-4 [or] GCSE Triple Science: two grade 4s
 
Business Studies BTec Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics If business studies has been studied at level 2, then a grade 4 is required
Criminology WJEC Applied Diploma Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics One "written" subject, such as history, geography, religious education or business studies at grade 4 would be expected
Digital iMedia Cambridge Technical Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics 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 mathematics  
Food Science and Nutrition WJEC Applied Diploma Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics GCSE Food Nutrition and Preparation grade 4 [or] 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 mathematics If studied at Level 2, then a grade 4 in GCSE Physical Education is required or a merit in Level 2 Sport
Tourism WJEC Applied Diploma Five GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics One "written" subject, such as history, geography, religious education or business studies at grade 4 would be expected

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