Courses and Entry Requirements

Our entry requirements are 5 or more GCSEs (or equivalent) graded at 4 or above, including English and maths.  Please note that some subjects have their own entry requirements:

Subject Guidance Entry Grades
Computer Science Achieved a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics or a grade 5 in Computer Science with a 4 in Mathematics
Economics Achieved a grade 5 in Mathematics
ICT No additional entry requirements
English Language Achieved a grade 5 in English Language
English Literature Achieved a grade 5 in English Literature
English Literature and Language No additional entry requirements
Geography No additional entry requirements
History Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Government and Politics Achieved a grade 5 in either English
French Achieved a grade 5 in French
German Achieved a grade 5 in German
Spanish Achieved a grade 5 in Spanish
Mathematics Achieved a grade 6 in Mathematics
Mathematics (Further) Achieved a grade 7 in Mathematics
Biology, Chemistry, Physics Achieved a grade 6 or higher in combined GCSE Science or grade 6 or higher for the single GCSE Science selected at A Level.  Physics students also have to select A Level Maths
Psychology Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Sociology Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Art and Design (Fine Art) Achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE Art
Art and Design (Photography) No additional entry requirements
Art and Design (3D Design) No additional entry requirements
Business No additional entry requirements
Media No additional entry requirements
Religious Education Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Applied Science Achieved a grade 4 in all sciences
Business No additional entry requirements
Performing Arts (Ext Diploma – Dance) Audition – achieved a grade 4/pass or above in GCSE/BTEC in associated Performing Arts course
Performing Arts (Foundation Diploma – Dance) Audition – achieved a grade 4/pass or above in GCSE/BTEC in associated Performing Arts course
Performing Arts (Diploma) Audition – achieved a grade 4/pass or above in GCSE/BTEC in associated Performing Arts course
Performing Arts (Extended Certificate) Audition – achieved a grade 4/pass or above in GCSE/BTEC in associated Performing Arts course
Heath and Social Care (Diploma) No additional entry requirements
Health and Social Care (Extended Certificate) No additional entry requirements
Music (Rock School) Achieved a grade 5 or above in GCSE Music. It is desirable that students also have a qualification in a musical instrument at grade 5 or higher
Sport It is desirable that students have played sport for a community club

These entry requirements are at the Principal’s discretion and individual cases will always be considered.