Entry requirements

Project-based element subjects

  • Applied Science (BTEC)
  • Art & Design
  • Art & Design: Fine Art
  • Art & Design: Textiles
  • Business BTEC
  • Digital Media (Cambridge Nationals)
  • EPQ
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Graphics
  • Music Performance (BTEC)
  • Medical Science (BTEC)
  • Performing Arts-Acting (BTEC)
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Sport (BTEC)
  • Sports Leadership (Level 3)

Exam-based subjects

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese (GCSE)
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)
  • Mathematics AS Level
  • Mathematics A Level
  • Mathematics (Further)
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish


Please note that all courses offered are subject to there being enough students opting for the course to make it viable.

Academic Requirements

For entry on to A Level and BTEC courses, we require a minimum of:

  • 24 points in the 6 best full GCSE/BTEC courses, including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or higher. GCSEs are awarded a numerical grade 1-9.
  • BTEC qualifications will only count as 1 GCSE. If more than 1 is studied, only the best will count towards the overall points score. GCSE short courses will not be included.
  • Only grades at 4 or above will be included.
  • GCSE points 4 – 9 will be used to calculate the overall point requirement.

In addition, our courses have subject-specific entry requirements outlined in the Sixth Form prospectus.

To maximise both performance and progression, the following total points will be used
to guide core selection:

36 points Students have full choice of any course, subject to course requirements
30-35 points Students select 1 project-based qualifications
24-29 points Students select 1-2 project-based qualifications
Special consideration 20-23 We will discuss individual students’ situations, based on exceptional evidenced circumstances outside the control of the student or institution