Courses and Entry Requirements

We offer a comprehensive range of A-level and BTEC courses. Our entry requirements are 5 or more GCSEs (or equivalent) graded at 4 or above, including English and Maths.

Click on the subject titles below to download the relevant course information sheets, and find out more about the subjects you are interested in. You can also learn more about what is covered by subject in our curriculum maps.

Some subjects have their own entry requirements, please check the individual course information sheet for full details:

Subject Guidance Entry Grades
Applied Science Achieved a grade 4 in all Sciences
Art and Design Portfolio Submission
Art and Design (3D Design) Portfolio Submission
Art and Design (Photography) Portfolio Submission
Art and Design (Textile Design) Portfolio Submission
Biology, Chemistry, Physics Achieved a grade 6-6 or higher in combined GCSE Science or grade 6 or higher for the single GCSE Science selected at A Level.   Achieved Grade 5 or higher in Maths to study Biology or Chemistry.  Physics students also have to select A-level Maths and achieve Grade 6 or higher in their GCSE Maths.  All three subjects require Grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language
Business – A-level No additional entry requirements
Business – BTEC No additional entry requirements
Classics Achieved level 5 or above in either Classical Civilisation, History or English
Computer Science Achieved a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics or a grade 5 in Computer Science with a 4 in Mathematics
Criminology No additional requirements
Economics Achieved a grade 5 in Mathematics
English Language Achieved a grade 5 in English Language
English Literature Achieved a grade 5 in English Literature
EPQ Year 13 Option only
French Achieved a grade 5 in French
Geography No additional entry requirements
Geology Achieved a grade 5-5 or higher in combined
GCSE science or grade 6 or higher in GCSE Geography
Health and Social Care (Extended Certificate) No additional entry requirements
Health and Social Care (Diploma) No additional entry requirements
History Achieved a grade 5 in either English
ICT No additional entry requirements
Law Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Mathematics Achieved a grade 6 in Mathematics
Mathematics (Further) Achieved a grade 7 in Mathematics
Mathematics (Core) Year 13 option only
Media No additional entry requirements
Physical Education A-Level Achieved a grade 5 or above in GCSE Science and essential that you take part in some form of competitive sport/physical activity on a regular basis
Performing Arts (Acting) Extended Certificate Audition – achieved a grade 4/pass or above in GCSE/BTEC in associated Performing Arts course
Performing Arts (Dance) Extended Certificate Audition – achieved a grade 4/pass or above in GCSE/BTEC in associated Performing Arts course
Politics Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Psychology Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Religious Education Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Sociology Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Spanish Achieved a grade 5 in Spanish
Sport – BTEC 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.

*delivery subject to demand

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