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


    Commitment to regular participation in sport essential

    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.