Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND OPTIONS FOR SIXTH FORM

Pathways proposals

Pathway General entry requirements Offer
1 At least 8 GCSEs grades 9-6 Students can opt for 4 A levels or 3 A levels and EPQ
2 At least 8 GCSEs grades 9-5 Students can opt for 3 A levels
3 At least 8 GCSEs grades 9-4 Students can opt for either 3 vocational subjects or 2 vocational and 1 A level or 2 A level and one vocational.
4 At least 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 Students can opt for 3 vocational equivalent subjects and will retake either English Language or Maths if less than grade 4 achieved in KS4.

In addition to the pathway criteria students must also meet the individual entry requirements of each subject they wish to study.

A Level Courses

Subject Entry requirement
Art and Design Merit in BTEC Art ( or a grade 4 in Textiles) and a grade 4 in English Language
Biology Biology GCSE at grade 6 or Trilogy Science at grade 6 (provided the  Biology component is a min of 6) GCSE English Language at grade 6 GCSE Mathematics at grade 6
Chemistry Chemistry GCSE at grade 6 or Trilogy Science at grade 6 (provided the Chemistry component is a min of 6) GCSE English Language at grade 5 GCSE Mathematics at grade 6
English Language English Language GCSE at grade 6 and English Literature at grade 5
English Literature English Literature GCSE at grade 6 and English Language at grade 5
Geography Grade 6 in Geography in addition to grade 5 in Maths and 5 in English Language
History History GCSE at grade 6 and English Language at grade 5
Mathematics Grade 7 in GCSE Maths ;  teacher recommendation for a 6 in exceptional circumstances
Further Mathematics Grade 8 in GCSE Maths
Physics Physics GCSE at grade 6 or Trilogy Science at grade 6 (provided the Physics component is a min of 6) GCSE English Lang at grade 5 GCSE Mathematics at grade 6
Psychology English Language at grade 6 Science preferably Biology at grade 6 Maths at grade 5
Spanish Grade 6 in Spanish and grade 5 in English Language  

Vocational Courses

Subject Entry requirement
Applied Science BTEC   GCSE Science at grade 5/5 GCSE English Language at grade 5 GCSE Mathematics at grade 5
Business Studies Average GCSE points score of 4 or above and a grade 4 in English Language
IT / Creative I Media Average GCSE points score of 4 or above and a grade 4 in English Language
Performing Arts – Drama Average GCSE points score of 4 or above and a grade 4 in English Language
Sport  BTEC 4 grade 4s at GCSE or pass at BTEC  

All subjects listed above will be dependent on student numbers and qualification type may be subject to change.