020 8590 3782

Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

2020 Entry Requirements

MINIMUM SUBJECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR OAKS PARK SIXTH FORM 2020.

2020 entry requirements:

Pathway 1 Applicants (4 A Levels)

  • We expect Pathway 1 applicants to achieve 5 GCSEs at grades 7-9, with a minimum of a grade 5 in English Language or Literature and Mathematics, and the relevant subject specific entry criteria.

Pathway 2 Applicants (3 A Levels)

  • We expect Pathway 2 applicants to achieve 5 GCSEs at grades 5-9, with a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language or Literature and Mathematics, and the relevant subject specific entry criteria.

Pathway 3 Applicants (3 BTEC Level 3 courses)

  • We expect Pathway 3 applicants to achieve 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9, with a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language or Literature and Mathematics, and the relevant subject specific entry criteria.

 

To study 2 or more Sciences (Chemistry/Biology/Physics) you must have Grade 7s in those subjects and combined science pupils will need Grade 7-7.

As specified above, applicants need to meet the entry criteria for the subjects they are applying for:

 

 

Subject Exam board Subject specific entry criteria
Art and Design Edexcel Either a Grade 4 in GCSE Art & Design OR Merit BTEC Art & Design. If art not studied a portfolio will be required.
Biology AQA Either Grade 6 in GCSE Biology triple OR a Grade 6-6 for GCSE combined science. PLUS GCSE Mathematics 5 Grade and Grade 5 in English Language.
Business AQA Grade 5 GCSE Mathematics and English language and a 5 Grade in Business if studied. 
Chemistry AQA EITHER Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry triple OR a Grade 6-6 for GCSE combined science. PLUS GCSE Mathematics 6 Grade Grade 5 in English Language.
Computer Science  OCR Grade 6 GCSE Computer Science and a Grade 5 in Mathematics.
Core Maths (AS only) Edexcel Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.
Drama & Theatre Studies Edexcel Grade 5 GCSE Drama and Grade 5 GCSE English Literature.
Economics AQA Grade 6 GCSE English Language and 5 in GCSE Mathematics.
English literature Edexcel Grade 6 GCSE English Literature and a Grade 5 in GCSE Language OR

Grade 6 GCSE English Language and a Grade 5 in GCSE Literature. 

Extended Project (EPQ) Edexcel  Interest in completing an independent dissertation.
Film Studies  Eduqas Grade 4 GCSE Film Studies (if studied) and Grade 4 in English Language or Literature.
French AQA Grade 6 in GCSE French.
Further Mathematics MEI Grade 8 in Mathematics.

Further Maths is two qualifications – Mathematics A-Level & Further Maths A-Level. Both are automatically selected when you apply.

Geography  Edexcel Grade 6 in Geography and Grade 5 in English Language.
Politics Edexcel Grade 6 in a Humanities subject.
History Edexcel Grade 6 in GCSE History and Grade 5 in English Language.
IT (Cambridge Technical Diploma) OCR Pass grade in Cambridge Nationals GCSE OR                                                                                                                                                                              Grade 5 at GCSE IT.
Mathematics Edexcel Grade 7 GCSE Mathematics and Grade 5 in English Language.
Media Studies Eduqas Grade 4 GCSE Media Studies (if studied) and Grade 4 in English Language OR Literature.
RE  WJEC Grade 5 in GCSE English Language OR Literature OR GCSE Religious Studies
Physics AQA EITHER Grade 6 in GCSE Physics triple OR a Grade 6-6 for GCSE combined science. PLUS GCSE Mathematics Grade 7 and Grade 5 in English Language. It is advised that this course is taken alongside A Level Mathematics or Core Mathematics.
Physical Education  OCR Grade 5 in PE and Grade 5-5 in Combined Science.
Psychology Edexcel Grade 5-5 in Combined Science and a Grade 5 in Mathematics.
Sociology AQA Grade 5 in GCSE Sociology (if studied). If Sociology is not studied Grade 5 in a Humanities subject.
Spanish AQA Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.



BTEC – Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies (4.5 OR 9 Hours) Edexcel EITHER Merit BTEC Business OR 4 Grade GCSE Business (if studied) and 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
BTEC – Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (4.5 OR 9 Hours) Edexcel Merit BTEC Health & Social Care (if studied) and Grade 4 in English Language.
BTEC – Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (4.5 Hours) Edexcel EITHER Merit BTEC Applied Science OR Grade 4-4 GCSE Science or Grade 4 GCSE all Triple Sciences.
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport (4.5 OR 9 Hours) Edexcel Grade 5 in GCSE PE and 4-4 in Combined Science. Students must have an interest in Sport and should be competing in sport at a high level.
BTEC – Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance (4.5 Hours) Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music – Merit or Grade 5 in Music GCSE and solo instrument exam grade 4 equivalent. Students must be able to play a main musical instrument (which includes voice), have basic keyboard skills and the ability to use a software programme such as Cubase, Reason or Sibelius.

*Please be aware that due to the current government changes to the GCSE grading system the entry requirements stated above are currently a draft and have been provided for information purposes only. ALL courses on offer are subject to change and may not run. Subjects can only run if there are enough students wishing to study them. All information contained is subject to change upon further review.

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