Course Offer and Admissions Policy

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, plus the subject specific entry requirements below.  

GCSE English Language and Mathematics resit courses

All students who have not yet passed GCSE English/Mathematics at Grade 4 join a resit course in Year 12 until they have passed.  They can still apply to Sixth Form but must also hold a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above and meet the subject entry requirements below for their chosen three subjects.  
 

 

Minimum GCSE grade requirements

Where English is listed, this can be either English Language or English Literature.
BTEC
and other equivalent grades can be used: eg a Level 2 BTEC Pass = Grade 4. Our vocational courses (BTEC, CTEC, WJEC) are A Level equivalent Level 3 courses.

Art and Technology Courses

Art and Design

Art 4

 

 

Art and Design: Photography

Art or Photography 4

 

 

Business Courses

Business

English 5

Mathematics 4

Business (if taken) 4

Business CTEC

English 4

Mathematics 4

 

Economics

English 5

Mathematics 5

 

Tourism WJEC

English 4

Mathematics 4

Travel and Tourism (if taken) 4

English Courses

English Language

English Language 6

 

 

English Literature

English Literature 6

English Language 5

 

Media Studies

English Language 5

 

 

MFL Courses

French

French 6

 

 

Humanities Courses

Geography

Geography 5

 

 

History

History 5

English 5

 

Philosophy

English 5

Philosophy (if taken) 5

 

Politics

English 5

 

 

Psychology

English 5

Mathematics 5

Science 55 or Biology 5

Sociology

English 5

 

 

ICT Courses

Computer Science

Computer Science 5

 

 

Mathematics Courses

Mathematics

Mathematics 6

 

 

Further Mathematics

Offered only as an optional fourth subject for those Mathematics students for whom assessments show it is appropriate for study.

Performing Arts Courses

Music RSL

Music 4

 

 

PE Courses

Sport CTEC

PE 4

 

 

Science Courses

Biology

Science 65

Mathematics 5

Biology exam paper 6

Chemistry

Science 65

Mathematics 5

Chemistry exam paper 6

Physics

Science 65

Mathematics 6

Physics exam paper 6