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Subject Specific Entry Requirements

For courses starting September 2018

A Level Subjects

Course

Minimum Grade Requirement

Additional Grade Requirement

 

Biology          

GCSE Combined Science – grades 6-6 

GCSE Triple Science, Biology grade 6

 

GCSE Mathematics grade 5

Business Studies           

Legacy qualification:

Grade B in GCSE Business Studies

or

Merit in BTEC First Certificate in Business. 

If not studied previously, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required. 

 

 

Chemistry     

GCSE Combined Science – grades 6-6 

GCSE Triple Science Chemistry grade 6

 

GCSE Mathematics grade 5

Computer Science

 

Grade 5 in GCSE Computer Science          

GCSE Mathematics grade 5

Design and Technology: Product Design

 

Legacy qualification:

Grade C in a related Technology subject. 

 

Drama & Theatre Studies          

Grade 5 in GCSE Drama. 

If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required.

 

 

Economics     

Legacy qualification:

Grade B in GCSE Business Studies

or

Merit in BTEC First Certificate in Business.

If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required. 

 

English Language

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature Grade 5

 

English Literature

Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature

GCSE English Language Grade 5

 

Fine Art

Grade 5 in GCSE Art

External candidates will be required to show a portfolio or digital examples of their GCSE work.

 

 

Geography    

Grade 5 in GCSE Geography.

If not previously studied, then a grade 5 in a related subject (e.g. History) is required.

 

 

History          

 

Grade 5 in GCSE History     

GCSE English Language grade 5

Mathematics 

Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics

Students with grade 6 will be considered at the discretion of the Head of Mathematics.

 

 

Further Mathematics 

 

Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics       

 

Level 3 Core Mathematics 

Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics       

This would be an additional subject, to be studied alongside the usual three A Level/BTEC courses, and would be suitable for students who are not studying A Level Mathematics but would benefit from studying a Mathematics course, for example Science or Business Studies students.

 

 

Media Studies           

Grade 5 in GCSE English

or

Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature

 

 

Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)

 

Grade 6 in the relevant Language GCSE

GCSE English Language grade 5

Music

Grade 5 in GCSE Music

Students must be able to play an instrument or sing to at least grade 4 standard for year 1 and grade 5 level for year 2.

 

An audition will also be required.

 

Physical Education

Grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education

or

Merit in BTEC Sport.

If not studied previously, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required. 

In order to succeed at higher level, students will be required to perform at a high level in a minimum of 2 activities. Please see the PE staff for further information.

 

Physics          

GCSE Combined Science – grades 6-6 

or

GCSE Triple Science Physics grade 6

 

GCSE Mathematics grade 5

Psychology   

GCSE Combined Science – grades 6-6

or

GCSE Triple Science Biology grade 6

GCSE English Language grade 5

Religious Studies           

Grade 5 in GCSE Religious Education. 

If not studied previously, then a grade 5 in a related subject is required. 

 

GCSE English Language grade 5

Sociology      

GCSE English Language grade 5

One additional ‘written subject’ (e.g. History) at grade 5

 

 

 

Level 3 BTEC Subjects/WJEC Diploma

                               

Course

 

Minimum Grade Requirement

Additional Grade Requirement

BTEC Art & Design (Fashion & Clothing)

 

Merit in BTEC Level 2

or

Grade 5 in GCSE Textiles, Art or Graphics or a related subject.        

 

BTEC ICT

Merit in Creative iMedia

or

Merit in BTEC First Certificate

or

GCSE Computer Science Grade 4.

Will also consider other relevant qualifications.

 

 

BTEC Sport           

Grade 4 in GCSE Physical Education

Or

Pass in BTEC Level 2 Sport

If not previously studied, then a grade 4 in a related subject is required.

 

 

BTEC Travel & Tourism           

Grade 5 in GCSE Geography

or

GCSE Business Studies grade B

 

WJEC Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 Diploma

GCSE grade 4 in Food Nutrition and Preparation

GCSE Combined Science

grade 4-4

 

 

 


 

 

 

                             

 

 

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