Entrance information

For A-Level study we require a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4+ in five different subjects including English language and Maths. We accept short course GCSE grades as part of the entry requirements.

We do accept equivalent level two qualifications, such as BTEC and OCR Nationals, but they will only count as one grade as we look for achievement in five separate disciplines.

We reserve the right to make exceptions to these conditions through the discretion of our governing body, who will consider any exceptional personal circumstances upon application by the student concerned.

Subject and entry requirements GCSE required in the subject GCSE grade required
Art and Design: Fine Art Yes 4+
Art and Design: Photography Yes 4+
Biology Yes 6+
Business Studies No  
Chemistry Yes 6+
Computer Science No 5+ in Maths
Criminology (Level 3) No  
Design Technology: Product Design No  
Economics No 5+ in Maths
English Language & Literature Yes 5+
French Yes 5+
Geography Yes 5+
Health and Social Care (Level 3) No  
History Yes 5+
Mathematics Yes 6+
Physics Yes 6+
Psychology No  
Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics No  
Spanish Yes 5+
Sociology No  
Sport and Physical Activity (Level 3) Yes 4+

For Sport and Physical Activity and Health Social Care these courses can be offered at 1, 2 or 3 A Level equivalent and/or alongside A Levels for those students with appropriate grades.