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September 2021 Entry Criteria

2021 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.   

 

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 is 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.


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.

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.


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.

Computer Science 

OCR

Grade 6 GCSE Mathematics and a Grade 5 in Computer Science (if studied).

Core Maths (AS only)

Edexcel

Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

Economics

AQA

Grade 5 GCSE English Language and 6 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.

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. This must be taken alongside A Level Mathematics.


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.

Physical Education 

OCR

Grade 5 in PE and Grade 5-5 in Combined Science.

Psychology

Edexcel

Grade 5-5 in Combined Science or grades 5-5-5 in Triple 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 (4.5hours)

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 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.

 

*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.