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)

Maths

Grade A GCSE Maths

Further Maths

Grade A* GCSE Maths

English Literature

Grade B GCSE English

Biology

Grade B  Double Award Science or CBB Separate Sciences

Chemistry

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

Physics

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

Geography

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

History

Grade B GCSE History or Grade B in Humanities or English

Psychology

Grade B Science(s) AND Grade B in English

Sociology

Grade B GCSE English

P.E

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

Art

Grade B in GCSE Art

Photography

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

Graphics

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

 

BTEC Subjects

Minimum GCSE Grade & Subject (s) 

Sport

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

Business

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