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Entry Requirements

All students following our Level 3 programme need to have at least 5A*-C grades at GCSE including Maths and English. In addition, most courses have specific GCSE entry requirements which are stated in the course description for each subject.

The following table represents the subject requirements for entry to particular Post 16 courses this year:

Subjects

All must have at least 5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics

Art: Fine Art

Grade 5 or higher in GCSE Art or interview and portfolio

Biology

Grade '6-5' in GCSE Combined Science or Grade 5 in GCSE Biology plus Grade 5 GCSE Mathematics.

Business

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE English Language or Literature plus Grade 4 or higher in GCSE Maths.

Business (BTEC)

5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics

Chemistry

Grade ‘6-5’ or higher in GCSE Combined Science or Grade 5 in GCSE Chemistry plus Grade 6 or higher in GCSE Mathematics.

Computer Science

Grade 5 or higher in GCSE Mathematics and grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language.

Drama

Grade 5 or higher in GCSE Drama or Grade 5 GCSE in English Literature or Language.

Economics

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE English and Mathematics.

English Literature

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Fashion

Grade 4 or higher in GCSE Art/Design and Technology, or grade Merit or higher in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design Students, who have not previously studied this subject and want to choose as an option, will have a further interview and may need to produce a portfolio.

French

Grade 6 or higher at GCSE French.

Geography

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE Geography and/or grade 5 or higher in GCSE English.

Health and Social Care (BTEC)

Grade Merit or higher in Level 2 Health and Social Care or 5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics.

History

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE History and/or grade 5 or higher in GCSE English.

ICT (BTEC)

5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics.

Mathematics

An aptitude/entrance test; students that attain a minimum Grade 6 (including a raw UMS mark of 65% or higher) in GCSE Mathematics will be eligible to sit the aptitude/entrance test.

CDMP Media (BTEC)

5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics.

Music

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE Music or grade Five (Merit or Distinction) in any instrument or Theory from ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Music or an audition with the music department.

Photography

Grade 4 or higher in GCSE Art or further interview and portfolio

Physics

Grade ‘6-5’ GCSE in Combined Science or Grade 6 GCSE Physics and Grade 6 GCSE Mathematics.

Politics

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE History and/or grade 5 or higher in GCSE English.

Psychology

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE English or Grade 5 English and Grade 5 Maths.

Science (BTEC)

Grade 4-4 or higher in GCSE Combined Science or Grade 4 in GCSE  Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Sociology

5 GCSE grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics

Spanish

Grade 6 or higher at GCSE Spanish.

Sport (BTEC)

Grade 4 or higher in GCSE PE or at least 5 Grade 4 – 9 at GCSE including English and Mathematics Grade 4.

 

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