Sixth Form Entry Criteria – September 2022

A Level Subjects Entry Criteria – Sept 2022

Please see below the for each A-level subject. Option blocks will be generated depending on the choices made by the cohort, so it may not be possible for every student to get a place on their first 3 choices, which is why we ask you to also choose a reserve. Courses are offered subject to staff recruitment and sufficient student numbers. 

All students need a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades 4 – 9 including Maths and English (English Lang or Lit, whichever is highest) and must meet the subject criteria for at least 3 A Levels that they want to study.

A-level Subject Entry Criteria
Art 6 in Art
Biology 6 in Biology for separate Science or 6-6 in Trilogy (combined) Science
Business Studies 6 in Maths and 6 in English
Chemistry 6 in Chemistry for separate Science or 6-6 in Trilogy (combined) Science and 6 in Maths
Combined English Literature and Language 6 in English Language and 6 in English Literature
Computer Science 6 Computer Science and 6 in Maths
Drama 6 in Drama or 5 in English (with significant acting/theatre experience)
DT 5 in DT or 5 in Engineering
Economics 6 in Maths and 6 in English
English Literature 6 in English Lit and 6 in English Language
French 6 in French
Further Maths 8 in Maths
Geography 6 in Geography and 6 in Maths
History 6 in History
Maths 7 in Maths
Media Studies 5 in Media or 5 in English Language
Music 6 in Music and Grade 5 instrument
PE 6 in PE and participation in sport at club level (6 in Biology desirable)
Philosophy 6 in RE or 6 in English
Photography 6 in Art or Portfolio Submission July
Physics 6 in Physics for separate Science or 6-6 in Trilogy (combined) Science and 6 in Maths
Politics 6 in English or 6 in a Humanities Subject
Psychology 6 in English and 5 in Biology for separate Science or 5-5 in Trilogy (combined) Science
Sociology 5 in Maths and 5 in English
Spanish 6 in Spanish
EPQ Available for all students and will be launched in Summer of Year 12
Business Studies (BTEC) 5 in Maths and 5 in English