Entry Requirements for courses starting in September 2017 

In light of recent guidance received from Ofqual regarding the letter and number grading equivalencies we are in the process of reviewing our entry criteria for students who will be receiving grades under the newly introduced numerical system.  

Once these requirements have been confirmed we will publish any updates here. In the meantime, please feel free to email us at admissions@asfc.ac.uk if you have any questions. 

Admissions Information 

A-Level Programme 
The majority of our students will study 3 A level courses and will commit to these for two years. Some very able students may choose to study 4 A level subjects. Students may choose to study an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) as their 4th subject.  

Mixed Study Programme 
Students can study a mix of A-Level and Vocational A-Levels (Subsidiary Diplomas). The majority of our students will study 3 subjects and will commit to these for two years. Some very able students may choose to study 4 subjects. 

Extended Diplomas (Level 3) 
An Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and students choose to specialise in one vocational area. These are two year courses. 

Diplomas (Level 2) 
This is a three year study programme. In the first year students study a Level 2 course alongside resits in either GCSE English Language and/or Maths. After successful completion at Level 2 students can progress to Level 3 courses.  

Diagnostic assessments and GCSE English and Maths requirements 

  • Any student who has achieved a GCSE grade 3 or 2 in English Language will need to attend a compulsory diagnostic session following enrolment 

  • Any student who has achieved a GCSE grade 3, 2 or 1 in Maths will need to attend a compulsory diagnostic session following enrolment 

  • The diagnostic session will determine your GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths resit pathway, this is compulsory and we will fit this resit into your study programme