Study Programme

Minimum Entry Requirements

Length

A-Levels

Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 4 in Maths plus 2 x B grades and 2 x C grades in four other subjects at GCSE (plus individual subject requirements)

2 years

Mixed (2 BTEC Certs + 1 A LEVEL or 3 BTEC Certs)

Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 4 in Maths plus 3 other GCSE subjects at a minimum of a grade C (plus individual subject requirements)

2 years

Vocational Study Programme

Level 3

Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 3 in Maths plus 3 other GCSE* subjects at a minimum of a grade C (plus individual subject requirements)

 

*1 Level 2 Certificate at Merit/Distinction would replace 1 GCSE

OR

A Merit/Distinction achieved in a Level 2 Diploma in the same or a related subject

2 Years

Vocational Study Programme

Level 2

Grade 3 in English Language and Grade 2 in Maths plus 3 other GCSE* subjects at a minimum of a grade D (plus individual subject requirements)

 

*1 Level 2 Certificate at Merit/Distinction would replace 1 GCSE)

 

1 Level 2 Extended Certificate at Merit/Distinction would replace 2 GCSEs)

1 Year

 

 

A Level Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Subject

Students must achieve a minimum of:

Accounting

GCSE grade 6 in GCSE Maths plus a minimum of 4 x B grades in other GCSE subjects

Applied Science (Medical or Forensic Science)

GCSE grade 5 in GCSE Maths plus a minimum of CC in GCSE Science or Applied Science

Art and Design

- 3D Design & Technology

- Fine Art

- Graphic Design

- Photography

- Textiles

GCSE Art & Design / D&T preferred

Biology

Separate Sciences – Grade B in GCSE Biology or

BB in Core and Additional (not Applied) Science

plus

GCSE grade 5 in GCSE Maths

At least 3 x B grades & 2 x C grades in other GCSE subjects

It is strongly advised students take another Science, PE or Psychology alongside Biology

Business 

GCSE grade 6 in Maths

Business Cert

No additional requirements

Chemistry

Separate Sciences – Grade B in GCSE Chemistry or

BB in Core and Additional (not Applied) Science

plus

GCSE grade 6 in Maths

At least 3 x B grades & 2 x C grades in other GCSE subjects

Students must take another Science at A-Level

Computer Science Grade 6 in Maths plus at least 3 x B grades and 2 x C grades at GCSE which must include grades BB in Core and Additional Science or a grade B in Physics

Criminology 

No additional requirements

Dance

No additional requirements

Drama & Theatre

No additional requirements

Economics

GCSE grade 6 in Maths

English Language

No additional requirements

English Literature

GCSE grade 5 in English Literature

English Language and Literature

GCSE grade 5 in English Literature

Film Studies

No additional requirements

French

GCSE grade B in French

Further Maths

GCSE grade 7 in Maths

At least 3 x B grades & 2 x C grades in other GCSE subjects one of which should be a Science

Geography

Grade B in Geography
GCSE grade 5 in Maths

German

Grade B in German

History

(Tudors or Modern History)

GCSE grade B in History or a relevant essay based subject

ICT Cert

GCSE grade 4 in Maths

Law

No additional requirements

Law Cert

Maths

Grade 6 in Maths

At least 3 x B grades & 2 x C grades in other GCSE subjects one of which should be a Science

Media Studies

No additional requirements

Music

Audition required

Music Technology

Grade 4 in Maths is desirable
Interview Required

Performing Arts No additional requirements

P.E. Cert

Sport and Exercise strand should have minimum of a grade C in GCSE Biology or BB in core and additional Science

Fitness and Coaching strand preferably have same as above 

PE Cert

No additional requirements

Philosophy

No additional requirements

Physics

Separate Sciences – Grade B in GCSE Physics or

BB in Core and Additional (not Applied) Science

plus

GCSE grade 6 in Maths

At least 3 x B grades & 2 x C grades in other GCSE subjects

Students must take Maths at A-Level alongside this course

Politics

GCSE grade B in History or a relevant essay based subject

Psychology

GCSE grade 5 in Maths

Religious Studies

No additional requirements

Spanish

GCSE grade B in Spanish

Sociology

GCSE grade 6 in English Language or English Literature

Video Games Development Cert

Grade 4 in Maths is desirable

Level 3 Vocational Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Course

Additional Vocational Criteria

Business Management

GCSE grade 4 in Maths

CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

No additional requirements

Forensic Science

GCSE grade 5 in Maths plus a minimum of CC in GCSE Science or Applied Science

Health & Social Care

No additional requirements

Information Technology

Grade 4 in Maths

Moving Image Production

No additional requirements

Music Production

No additional requirements

Performing Arts

No additional requirements

Public Services

No additional requirements

Sport

A minimum of a grade D in GCSE Biology or CC in core and additional Science

Level 2 Vocational Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Course

Additional Vocational Criteria

Business

GCSE grade 3 in Maths

CACHE Early Years and Care

No additional requirements

Digital Technology (ICT) GCSE grade 3 in Maths

Media Production

No additional requirements

Public Services

No additional requirements