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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
Mathematics 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 

Psychology 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