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September 2022 Sixth Form Entry Criteria

5 GCSE grade 9-4 including Maths and English Language or Literature and specific subject entry requirements as outlined below.

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

Grade 4 in GCSE Art & Design or GCSE Art Photography

Biology

AQA

Grade 6 in Biology or 6-6 in Combined Science and 5 in English Language or Literature and Grade 5 in Maths


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 in Business if studied and Grade 5 in Maths and English Language or Literature 

Chemistry

AQA

Grade 6 in Chemistry or 6-6 in Combined Science and 5 in English Language or Literature and Grade 6 in Maths


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 in Computer Science if studied and Grade 6 in Maths

Drama

Grade 5 in GCSE Drama and Grade 5 in English Language or Literature

Economics

AQA

Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language or Literature

English Literature

Edexcel

Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature and English Language

Extended Project (EPQ)

Edexcel 

Interest in completing an independent dissertation.

Film Studies 

Eduqas

Grade 6 in GCSE Film Studies if studied and Grade 6 in English Language

French

AQA

Grade 6 in GCSE French

Further Mathematics

MEI

Grade 8 in Maths

This can only be studied as a 4th subject during Yr 12

Geography 

Edexcel

Grade 5 in Geography if studied & Grade 5 in English Language or Literature

History

Edexcel

Grade 5 in History if studied & Grade 5 in English Language or Literature

Politics

Edexcel

Grade 5 in English Language or Literature

IT (Cambridge Technical Diploma)

OCR

Grade 4 in IT or equivalent if studied OR 

Five 9-4 grades including 4 in Maths and English Language 

Mathematics

Edexcel

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

Media Studies

Eduqas

Grade 5 in GCSE Media Studies if studied and a Grade 5 in English language or English Literature

RE 

WJEC

Grade 5 in GCSE RE if studied and a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature

Physics

AQA

Grade 6 in Physics or 6-6 in Combined Science and a Grade 7 in Maths and a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature. Students must also study A Level Maths


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 and Grade 5 English Language or Literature.

Students should participate in sport regularly for a team or club

Psychology

Edexcel

Grade 5-5 in Combined Science and a Grade 5 in Maths and English Language or Literature.

Sociology

AQA

Grade 5 in GCSE Sociology if studied and a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature

Spanish

AQA

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish

BTEC – Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies 

Edexcel

Grade 4 in GCSE Business if studied or Five 9-4 grades including Grade 4 in Maths and English Language 

BTEC – Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care 

Edexcel

A Merit in BTEC Health & Social Care if studied or Five 9-4 grades including 4 in Maths and English Language

BTEC – Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science 

Edexcel

Grade 4-4 in Combined Science 

BTEC – Level 3 Music 

A Pass in Music BTEC Level 2 or Grade 4 in GCSE Music or Grade 4 in Music Instrumental grades

*Please be aware that all courses on offer are subject to change. Subjects can only run if there is a sufficient uptake of students during Sixth Form Enrolment.