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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Subject
English Lang/Lit
Maths grade
Relevant Subject
Other requirements/information
Accounting 5 5 - -
Creative Arts 5 - 5 Portfolio interview
Biology 5 5 -
Business BTEC 4 4 - -
Chemistry 5 6 6 -
Drama 5 - 5 Audition
Economics 5 5 - Extended writing subject
English Literature 5 and 6 - - -
Further Maths - 8 - Must also be doing Maths A Level
Geography 5 5 5 Extended writing subject
History 5 - 5 Extended writing subject
ICT BTEC 4 4 - -
Mathematics - 6 - Additional test for students with a grade 6
Modern Foreign Languages 5 - 6 -
Music 5 - 6 Grade V in instrument and audition
PE BTEC 4 - - Must be involved in sport outside of School
Photography 5 - - Portfolio interview
Physics 5 6 6 -
Product Design Subjects 5 5 5 -
Psychology 5 5 - Extended writing subject
Religious Studies 5

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5 Extended writing subject

 

We expect our students to follow 3 courses at A Level and/ or BTEC. We offer the following pathways to help our students achieve the best possible results:

Emerald Pathway

Sapphire Pathway

Ruby Pathway

3 A Levels in Year 12 and 13, (possibly including 1 x BTEC subject) + possible EPQ.

Compulsory BTEC subject choice

+ guided A Levels.

Compulsory BTEC choices.

Seven 9-5 grades in full course GCSE subjects. May include BTEC equivalents.

Five 9-4 grades in GCSE or equivalent. 

Five 9-4 grades in GCSE or equivalent, with at least a Merit or grade 4 in a relevant BTEC or GCSE.

Please refer to the entry criteria guidance here. External applicants must have a reference from their current school and complete a Sixth Form Application Form. They will also be interviewed by a senior member of staff.

If the desired combination of courses does not appear possible, we will try to be flexible in taking preferences into account before verifying the option blocks.

At present, we offer A Level and BTEC courses in the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies (BTEC)
  • Chemistry
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • ICT (BTEC)
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Computer Studies
  • Finance Level 3
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Sport Studies (BTEC)
  • Textiles
  • Graphic Communication

As well as A Levels, students in the Sixth Form may also take one or more of the following optional courses :

  • English as an Additional Language
  • Extended Project Qualification