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.  Please note that some subjects have their own entry requirements:

Subject Guidance Entry Grades
Applied Law Year 13 option only
Applied Science Achieved a grade 4 in all sciences
Art and Design Achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE Art
Art and Design (3D Design) No additional entry requirements
Art and Design (Photography) No additional entry requirements
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
Business – A-level No additional entry requirements
Business – BTEC No additional entry requirements
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
German Achieved a grade 5 in German
Government and Politics Achieved a grade 5 in either English
Graphic Communication (AQA)* Relevant GCSE is desirable but not essential (Art & Design, Photography, 3D, Product Design, Graphics or Textiles)
Health and Social Care (Extended Certificate) No additional entry requirements
Heath and Social Care (Diploma) No additional entry requirements
History Achieved a grade 5 in either English
ICT No additional entry requirements
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
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
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 It is desirable that students have played sport for a community club
Textile Design (AQA)* Relevant GCSE is desirable but not essential (Art & Design, Photography, 3D, Product Design, Graphics or Textiles)

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

*delivery subject to demand