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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 4-9, or equivalent, including English and Maths. 

     

    For students taking a combination of A level and BTEC qualifications, or a pure BTEC route, we require five GCSE's Graded 4-9, or equivalent, including English and Maths. 

     

    While a Grade 6 at GCSE is preferable for studying a subject at A Level, we will consider students who achieve a Grade 5 in the subject, depending on circumstances.

     

    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

    4

    4

    Grade 5 in GCSE Art will be considered, a Grade 6 is an advantage.

    Biology

    GCE

    4

    6

    Grade 6 in GCSE Biology, 2 Grade 6s in GCSE Science will also be considered. Grade 7 in any GCSE Science is an advantage.

    Business Studies

    GCE

    5 4

    Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies will be considered, a Grade 6 is an advantage.

    Chemistry

    GCE

    4 6

    Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry, 2 Grade 6s in GCSE Science will also be considered. Grade 7 in any GCSE Science is an advantage.

    Children’s Play Learning & Development

    BTEC

    4 4

     

    English Language & Literature

    GCE

    6 4

    Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature is also advisable

    Enterprise & Entrepreneurship BTEC 4 4  
    Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) GCE 5 4  
    Further Mathematics GCE 4 7 Students must also study A Level Maths
    Geography GCE 5 4 Grade 6 in GCSE Geography
    Health & Social Care BTEC 4 4  
    History GCE 5 4 Grade 6 in GCSE History
    Matematics GCE 4 6 Grade 7 in GCSE Maths is an advantage
    Media Studies GCE 5 4  
    Performing Arts BTEC 4 4 Grade 5 in GCSE Drama is an advantage, those who haven't studied GCSE Drama will also be considered
    Philosophy and Ethics GCE 5 4 Grade 5 in GCSE Humanities
    Physics GCE 4 6 Grade 6 in GCSE Physics, 2 Grade 6s in GCSE Science will also be considered. Grade 7 in any GCSE Science is an advantage. 
    Product Design GCE 4 4

    Grade 5 in GCSE Design Technology or a similar subject, a Grade 6 is an advantage 

    Psycology GCE 6 6 Grade 6 in a GCSE Science 
    Sociology GCE 5 4 Grade 5 in GCSE Humanities will be considered, a Grade 6 is an advantage
    Sport BTEC 4 4 Pass at Level 2 Sport is an advantage, those who haven't studied Level 2 Sport will also be considered
    Three Dimensional Design - Ceramics GCE 4 4 Grade 5 in GCSE Art will be considered, a Grade 6 is an advantage.
     
    BTEC A Level Equivalents
    BTEC Extended Certificate  1 A Level
    BTEC National Diploma  2 A Levels (Students must also study the extended diploma in the chosen subject)

    How To Apply