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SIXTH FORM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To enter the Sixth Form, students must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs for A Level courses and a minimum of 4 GCSEs if studying BTEC courses only.

For any pathway including one or more A Level subjects students must have at least a grade 4 in English Language.

SPECIFIC PATHWAY REQUIREMENTS

PATHWAY 1 - A LEVEL SUBJECTS

Students will study either 3 or 4 A Level subjects, depending on their GCSE results.

Students are required to have a minimum of the equivalent of 5 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above.

In addition, in order to study a subject at A Level, we usually require students to have a grade B/5 in that subject at GCSE,  or Merit at BTEC.

If that subject has not been studied to GCSE Level, a grade B/5 or BTEC Merit in a suitably related subject will be considered.

Unless specified, all A Level subjects require GCSE English Language to be grade 4, and in some cases a 5 in English Language is required.

PATHWAY 2 - A COMBINATION OF A LEVEL AND BTEC SUBJECTS

Students can study a combination of A Level and BTEC courses. Typically, a student will study 2 A Levels and 1 BTEC subject, or a Double BTEC and single A Level. Other combinations can exist – please see members of the Sixth Form Team for details.

Students are required to have a minimum of the equivalent of 5 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above.

In addition, in order to study a subject at A Level, we usually require students to have a grade B/5 in that subject at GCSE, or Merit at BTEC.

If that subject has not been studied to GCSE Level, a grade B/5 or BTEC Merit in a suitably related subject will be considered.

Unless specified, all A Level subjects require GCSE English Language to be grade 4, and in some cases a 5 in English Language is required.

PATHWAY 3 - BTEC SUBJECTS/LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

These are more vocational courses which apply subject matter to specific areas of study.  Students will study BTEC subjects or a Level 3 Diploma. Typically, a student will study a National Diploma (double BTEC), or a National Diploma alongside a National Extended Certificate (single BTEC) or Level 3 Diploma, in another subject. Suitable for students who mainly achieve Merits in BTEC work, and in addition, achieve the equivalent of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above.

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