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Entry Requirements

  • To take three subjects at Post-16 you will need to have achieved 5-7 GCSEs at Grade 4/5 or above including Maths and English.
  • To take four subjects at Post-16 you will need to have achieved 6 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above including Maths and English.
  • You will be expected to have achieved at least a Grade 5 at GCSE for every subject you take at A Level.  

In addition, the following subjects require higher entry criteria:

Subject 

Subject Specific Criteria
Biology

Grade 6 in GCSE Biology (Triple) or Additional Science Grade 7, 6s in English and Maths

Chemistry

Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry (Triple) or Additional Science Grade 7, 6s in English and Maths

English Language

Grade 6 in GCSE English

English Literature

Grade 6 in GCSE English

French

Grade 6 in GCSE French

Further Maths

Grade 8 in GCSE Maths

German

Grade 6 in GCSE German

Computer Science

Grade 6 in GCSE Computing/Computer Science, Maths and English

Maths

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

Music

Grade 6 in GCSE Music/Grade 5 instrument/audition

PE

Regular participation in a sport

Philosophy and Ethics (RE)

Grade 6/B in GCSE English and humanities subject

Physics (must be taken with A Level Maths)

Grade 6 in GCSE Physics (Triple) or Additional Science Grade A, 6 in English and 7 in Maths

Psychology

Grade 5 in GCSE English, Science and Maths

Russian

Grade 6 in GCSE Russian

Spanish

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish

 

Additional Information

Students may be considered for exceptional entry depending on individual circumstances. An interview with the Head of Sixth Form will be required for these students.

Course selection approval will be subject to average GCSE points score analysis after results day, student numbers and target setting data in the first term of Year 12. Students wishing to study three Science/Maths A Levels will be required to have at least grade 7 in each of these subjects.