Entry Requirements

Admission to all of our Level 3 courses requires a minimum of five grade 4 GCSE passes; these must include at least grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language.*  Additionally, most subjects have their own individual requirements (see table below). 

The majority of our students will choose to study three A Level courses or a combination of A Levels and BTECs.

Some students may wish to take four A Levels; others can choose to take a one year course, alongside their three other ‘two year’ subjects. Entry requirements for individual subjects are as follows:

A- Level Subjects  

Additional GCSE Requirements 

Art

Grade 5 in Art  

Biology

Grade 6-6 in Combined Science or a 6 in Biology 

Business (BTEC) Single or Double Award

All vocational subjects require a minimum of five grade 4 GCSE passes which must include at least grade 4 in Maths and English Language

Chemistry 

Grade 6-6 in Combined Science or a 6 in Chemistry 

Classical Civilisation 

Grade 5 in either English Language or History

Computer Science

Grade 6 or above in either Maths or Computer Science

Drama and Theatre Studies 

Grade 5 in English Language

English Language & Literature

Grade 6 in English Language  

English Literature

Grade 6 in English Language

Film Studies

Grade 5 in English Language

Further Mathematics 

Grade 8 in Mathematics 

Geography 

Grade 5 in English and Geography (if taken at GCSE)

Health & Social Care (BTEC Double Award)

At least grade 4 in a GCSE Science course.

History 

Grade 5 in either English Language or History 

Mathematics 

Grade 7 in Mathematics 

Media Studies 

Grade 5 in English Language or Media Studies  

Medical Science (Level 3 Diploma)

At least grade 4 in a GCSE Science course.

Modern Languages (French or Spanish) 

Grade 6 in the appropriate language  

Music 

Grade 5 in Music 

Physical Education 

Grade 4 in Science would be beneficial 

Physics

Grade 6 in Maths and 6-6 in combined Science or a 6 in Physics 

Politics 

Grade 5 in either English Language or History 

Psychology 

Grade 5 in English Language    

Sociology 

Grade 5 in English Language 

Travel & Tourism (BTEC

 All vocational subjects require a minimum of five grade 4 GCSE passes which must include at least grade 4 in Maths and English Language.

 

 

One Year Courses 

 

Financial Studies (IFS)

Five grade 4 GCSE passes which must include at least grade 4 in Maths and English Language.


*Where a student achieves a 3 in Mathematics but a 5 or better in English, it may be possible to negotiate a programme of study which is solely based on the particular strengths of that student. In this case, the student would also need to enrol on an accredited one year course to improve their Level 2 numeracy alongside their Level 3 choices.