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A-levels and GCSEs

                                       
NOTE: If you’re an adult looking to study GCSEs, find out more about pre-Access courses HERE

GCSE/BTEC PROGRAMMES

If you’re aged 16-18 and looking to join a GCSE programme or a BTEC course, please check the following entry criteria before you apply:

GCSE Resit Programme:

–  Must achieve 2 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above and have achieved Grade 3 in the subjects you choose to resit (if studied).

BTEC Science and Business:

–  Must achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Maths and English.

GCSE PATHWAYS

If you want to study GCSEs, there are three PATHWAYS to choose from.  Subjects included in each pathway are predefined as follows:

Science Pathway:          

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science trilogy

Humanities Pathway:

  • Maths
  • English
  • History
  • Geography

Social Science Pathway:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

A-LEVELS

If you have already achieved GCSE maths you can choose to sit higher maths; OR if you have maths or other GCSEs, you can also study our popular Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which allows you to broaden your abilities beyond the A-level syllabus and prepare for either university or your future career.  An EPQ is worth half an A-level (28 UCAS points) so can be used to earn extra UCAS points.

Entry Criteria  

If you’re aged 16-18 and looking to join an A-level programme, please check the entry requirements for each subject (below) before you apply. NOTE: You must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above – with at least two at grade 5 – including maths and English.

A-LEVEL SUBJECTSSUBJECT-SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Art & DesignGrade 6 GCSE Art or if not studied, offer subject to interview and portfolio
BiologyGrade 6 GCSE Sciences and Maths
Business StudiesGrade 5 GCSE Maths and English
ChemistryGrade 6 GCSE Sciences and Maths
Applied Diploma in CriminologyGrade 4 GCSE English Language
English LanguageGrade 5 GCSE English Language and Literature (if studied)
English LiteratureGrade 5 GCSE English Language and Literature (if studied)
Film StudiesGrade 5 GCSE English Language
Applied Diploma in Financial StudiesGrade 4 GCSE Maths
Further MathsGrade 7 GCSE Maths (must be studied alongside A-level Maths)
GeographyGrade 5 in GCSE English Language, Maths, and Geography (if studied)
HistoryGrade 5 GCSE English Language and History (if studied)
MathsGrade 6 GCSE Maths
Media StudiesGrade 5 GCSE English Language and Media Studies (if studied)
PhysicsGrade 6 GCSE Sciences and Maths
PsychologyGrade 5 GCSE Maths and English Language
SociologyGrade 5 GCSE English Language
SpanishGrade 6 GCSE Spanish, or subject to interview

 

 

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