Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements from September 2018

A minimum of 8 GCSEs at grade 6 or higher including English and Maths

For legacy GCSE subjects such as Business Studies, ICT and DT courses a minimum of a grade B will be accepted in place of a grade 6.

Conditional offers are based only on GCSE grades and do not include alternative Level 2 qualifications (vocational courses such as BTEC’s, Nationals etc.).

Specific Subject Minimum Requirements are:

A Level Subject Minimum GCSE Requirement
Art 6 in Art
Biology* 7 in Biology
Business 6 in English Language or Literature, 6 in Mathematics and B in Business Studies (If studied)
Chemistry* 7 in Chemistry
Computing Either A in ICT or 6 in Computing with 7 in Mathematics
Economics 6 in English Lang or Literature, 6 in Mathematics and B in Business Studies (If studied)
English Literature 6 in English Language, and 6 in English Literature
French 6 in French
Further Maths 8 in Mathematics
Geography 6 in Geography
German 6 in German
History 6 in History
Law 6 in English Language or Literature and 6 in Mathematics
Mathematics 7 in Mathematics
Music 7 in Music and at least grade 5 on one instrument
Physics* 7 in Physics
Politics 6 in English Language and 6 in Mathematics
Product Design B in a Design Technology subject
Psychology 6 in English Language or Literature and 6 in Mathematics
RS 6 in RS

 

* If a student has studied GCSE Combined Science rather than separate sciences they will require a minimum of two grade 7’s and will only be permitted to choose a maximum of 2 sciences for A-level.

  • Conditional offers do not always guarantee the subjects that have been selected by a candidate will be the subjects undertaken at A-level. Subjects to be studied are determined by exam results and availability of spaces.
  • If a subject has not been studied at GCSE level then it may still be possible for that subject to be taken at A-level. Such circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
  • The school and its governors reserve the right to reduce curriculum time allocated to a specific course due to low uptake of students and also to withdraw a course due to an extremely low uptake of students.
  • In the event of over-subscription preference will be given to looked-after children or previously looked-after children; and then those who live nearest to the school (according to the straight-line distance between home and school).