a level entry requirements

All students must have 5 A*-C grade (or equivalent) to be accepted.

The table below details the minimum grade(s) you are expected to have achieved in order to be able to study each subject at A-Level. There is still a possibility of you taking that subject, even if you do not meet the entry requirements, but you must speak to a member of the sixth form team and fill out a special consideration form. 

A-Level Subjects

Minimum GCSE Grade & Subject (s)


Grade A GCSE Maths

Further Maths

Grade A* GCSE Maths

English Literature

Grade B GCSE English


Grade B  Double Award Science or CBB Separate Sciences


Grade B Chemistry or Double Award Science AND Maths Grade B (preferably and A)


Grade B in Physics or Science double award AND Maths grade B (preferably an A)


Grade B GCSE Geography or Grade B in Humanities or Science subject


Grade B GCSE History or Grade B in Humanities or English


Grade B Science(s) AND Grade B in English


Grade B GCSE English


Grade B GCSE P.E, BTEC Sport not acceptable to study A-Level P.E


Grade B in GCSE Art


Either GCSE Art grade B or BTEC Media Level 2 at a Merit


Either GCSE Art grade B or BTEC Media Level 2 at a Merit


BTEC Subjects

Minimum GCSE Grade & Subject (s) 


Grade C in either Biology, Science, P.E or BTEC Level 2 Sport at a Merit


Grade C in either GCSE English & Maths or a minimum of a Merit in BTEC level 2 Business

Health & Social Care

Grade C in English & Science (Double award or separate sciences)

Applied Science

Grade C in Additional Science and Maths