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Sir Harry Smith

Sir Harry Smith Community College

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for students taking 3 or 4 A Levels are seven GCSE’s at grade A* - C including English and Maths. Students should also have a minimum of a GCSE grade B in the subjects that they wish to study, or similar if applicable.

     

    For students taking a combination of A Level and BTEC qualifications, we require five GCSE’s graded A* - C, including English and Maths, and also a GCSE B grade in any A-level subject they wish to study, or similar if applicable.

     

    For students taking BTEC qualifications only, we require five GCSE’s A* - C grades including English and Maths.

     

    Please check your chosen subjects to ensure you meet any further specific course requirements. However, where necessary, we will consider students based on their individual circumstances.

    Key

    E = English M = Mathematics

    Academic Entry Requirements

    Course

    Type

    E

    M

    Other

    Art & Design

    GCE

    5

    5

    Grade B in GCSE Art or a Portfolio to Grade B Standard

    Biology

    GCE

    5

    6

    Grade B in GCSE Biology or two B Grades in GCSE Science

    Business Studies

    GCE

    5 5

    Grade B in GCSE Business is an advantage, similar qualifications will be considered

    Chemistry

    GCE

    5 6

    Grade B in GCSE Chemistry or two B Grades in GCSE Science

    Children’s Play Learning & Development

    BTEC

    5 5

     

    Computer Science

    GCE

    5 6

    Grade B in Science or Computing GCSE is an advantage

    English Language & Literature

    GCE

    6 5

     

    Enterprise & Entrepreneurship BTEC 5 5  
    Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) GCE 5 5  
    Further Mathematics GCE 5 7 Students must also study A Level Mathematics
    Geography GCE 5 5 Grade B in GCSE Geography or similar if you havent studied Geography
    Health & Social Care BTEC 5 5  
    History GCE 5 5 Grade B in GCSE History or similar if you havent studied History
    Matematics GCE 5 7 Grade A in GCSE Maths is an advantage
    Performing Arts BTEC 5 5 Grade C in GCSE Drama is an adavantage, those who haven't studied GCSE Drama will also be considered
    Physics GCE 5 6 Grade B in GCSE Phyics or two B Grades in GCSE Science 
    Product Design GCE 5 5

    Grade B in GCSE Design & Technology or a similar subject, and fully completed GCSE coursework portfolio 

    Psycology GCE 6 6 Grade B in Biology
    Religious Studies - Philosophy & Ethics GCE 5 5 Grade B in GCSE Humanities
    Sociology GCE 5 5 Grade B in GCSE Humanities
    Sport BTEC 5 5  
    Three Dimensional Design - Ceramics GCE 5 5 Grade B in GCSE or a portfolio to grade B standard
     
    BTEC A Level Equivalents
    BTEC Extended Certificate (from 2016) 1 A Level
    BTEC National Diploma  2 A Levels (students must also study the extended certificate in the chosen subject)

    How To Apply