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.