Subject Specific Requirements

A-Level Course Specific Entry Requirement

A-LevelCourse Specific Entry RequirementsMinimum average GCSE point score
AccountingGrade 4 English Language and grade 6 Maths4.5
Fine ArtGrade 5 English Language and Grade 6 in a creative subject or merit in BTECn/a
BiologyGrade 5 English Language and Grade 6 Maths, Grade 6 in Biology or 6-6 in Combined Science5.6 (or a 7 in Maths)
BusinessGrade 4 English Language and Grade 5 Maths4.5
ChemistryGrade 5 English Language and Grade 6 Maths, Grade 6 in Chemistry or 6-6 in Combined Science5.6 (or a 7 in Maths)
Computer ScienceGrade 4 English Language, Grade 6 Maths and Grade 6 in Computer Science5.6
Drama and Theatre StudiesGrade 5 in English Language. Grade 5
in a Performing Arts subject, or a Merit
in BTEC and an audition.
n/a
EconomicsGrade 5 English Language and Grade 6 Maths5
English Language/LiteratureGrade 5 English Language or Grade 5
English Literature
4.5
English LiteratureGrade 5 English Language and Grade 5
English Literature
4.5
FrenchGrade 6 English Language and Grade
6 French
5.6 (or 7 in French)
GeographyGrade 5 English Language, Grade 6
Geography and a Grade 4 in Maths
5
GeologyGrade 4 English Language, Grade 5
Maths and Grade 5 Science
5
Graphic DesignGrade 4 English Language and Grade 5
in a creative subject or a merit in BTEC
n/a
HistoryGrade 5 English Language and Grade 6
History (if studied)
5
LawGrade 5 English Language4.5
MathsGrade 4 English Language and Grade 6
Maths
5.4 (or 7 in Maths)
Further MathsGrade 4 English Language and Grade 8
Maths
5.6
MediaGrade 5 English Language or Grade 5
English Literature
4.5
MusicGrade 5 English Language, Grade 6 Music or
a distinction in BTEC (if studied) and Grade 5
standard in practical and theory
n/a
PhotographyGrade 4 English Language and Grade 5 in a visual arts subject or a merit at BTECn/a
Physical EducationGrade 4 English Language, Grade 5 PE and
Grade 5 Science, and must be currently
playing a competitive sport
4.5
PhysicsGrade 5 English Language, Grade 6 Maths
and Grade 6 in Physics or Grade 6-6 in
Combined Science
5.6 (or 7 in Maths)
PoliticsGrade 5 English Language5
PsychologyGrade 5 English Language, Grade 5 Maths and Grade 5-5 in Combined Science4.5
Religion, Ethics and PhilosophyGrade 5 English Language4.5
SociologyGrade 5 English Language4.5
SpanishGrade 6 English Language and Grade 6
Spanish
5.6 (or 7 in Spanish)
Textiles and Fashion DesignGrade 4 English Language and a Grade 5 in a visual arts subject or a merit at BTECn/a

BTEC Course Specific Entry Requirements

All Applied General qualifications will require a GCSE point score of at least 3.5. Some courses may require higher and this will be discussed at interview.

Please refer to our admissions policy on our trust website for more details. Many of these courses are new in 2020. Please check the website for any late changes.

SubjectA-level EquivalentEntry Requirement
BTEC Extended Certificate in Art & Design1Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 4 in a creative subject or a merit at BTEC (if studied)
BTEC Extended Certificate in Business1Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 4 Maths
WJEC Diploma in Criminology1Grade 4 in English Language and a minimum GCSE points score of 4.0
BTEC Extended Certificate in Games Design1Grade 4 in English Language
BTEC Extended Certificate in Graphics1Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 4 or Merit in a visual arts subject (if studied)
BTEC Extended Certificate in H&SC1Grade 4 in English Language
BTEC Diploma in H&SC2Grade 4 in English Language
BTEC Extended Diploma in H&SC3Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 4 Science
BTEC Extended Certificate in IT1Grade 4 in English Language
BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Law1Grade 4 in English Language
WJEC Diploma in Medical Science1Grade 4 in English Language, Grade 4 Maths and Grade 5 Science
BTEC Extended Certificate in Music1Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 4 (or merit) in Music (if studied)
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)1Grade 4 in English Language (plus audition)
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)1Grade 4 in English Language (plus audition)
BTEC Extended Certificate in Photography1Grade 4 in English Language and a grade 4 in a visual arts subject or a merit at BTEC (if studied)
BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Psychology1Grade 4 English Language, Grade 4 Maths and Grade 5 Science
BTEC Diploma in Public Services2Grade 4 in English Language
BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services3Grade 4 in English Language
BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science1Grade 4 in English, Grade 4 in Maths and 5 in Science
BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport1Grade 4 in English Language and 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied)
BTEC Diploma in Sport2Grade 4 in English Language and 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied)
BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport3Grade 4 in English Language and 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied)
BTEC Extended Certificate in Textiles1Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 4 or Merit in a visual arts subject (if studied)