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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 Specific Criteria

Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or GCSE Combined Science, 6s in English and Maths


(If not taking A level Maths, students must study Core Maths)

Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Combined Science, 6 in Maths

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

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature

English Literature

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature


Grade 6 in GCSE French

Further Maths

Grade 8 in GCSE Maths

Home Language

Grade 7 in their home language


Grade 7 in GCSE Maths


Grade 6 in GCSE Music/Grade 5 instrument/audition


Regular participation in a sport

Philosophy and Ethics (RE)

Grade 6 in GCSE English and humanities subject


(Must be taken with A Level Maths)

Grade 6 in GCSE Physics or GCSE Combined Science, 7 in Maths


Grade 5 in GCSE English, Science and Maths


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.