Post 16 Entry Requirements September 2023

  • Students with a predicted Average Point Score (APS) of lower than 6 – Please choose three subjects from the four option pools. One pool should state ‘No Subject’.
  • Students with a predicted Average Point Score (APS) between 6 and 8 – Please choose three full A Level/equivalent and Core Maths/EPQ/AS French/AS Spanish
  • Students with a predicted Average Point Score (APS) of 8 or more – Please choose four subjects or three full A Level/equivalent and Core Maths/EPQ/AS French/AS Spanish

 

3 A level ( or equivalents) pathway4 A level ( or equivalents) pathway
All students need a minimum of five GCSE passes (any subject) at grade 4 or better to study in Sixth Form. If students achieve an average point score of 8 or higher across all of their GCSEs they can study 4 A Levels or equivalent subjects.

Subject - taken at GCSEConfirmed entry requirementDoes the subject need to have been studied at GCSE
Art GraphicsGrade 5 in Art or Art GraphicsNo
BiologyGrade 5 in Biology or grade 55 in Combined Science both on higher paper only
and
Grade 6 in Maths or study Core Maths if grade 5 in Maths
Yes
BusinessGrade 4 in Business
or
Grade 5 in English
No
ChemistryGrade 5 in Chemistry or grade 55 in Combined Science both on higher paper only
and
Grade 6 in Maths or study Core Maths if grade 5 in Maths
Yes
ComputingGrade 6 in Computing
or
Grade 6 in Maths
No
Core MathsGrade 4 in MathsNo
CPLDLevel 2 pass in CPLD
or
5 GCSE grades at 4+
No
Design TechnologyGrade 5 in DTYes
EconomicsGrade 5 English and grade 5 in Maths
or
Study Core Maths if grade 4 in Maths
No
English LanguageGrade 5 in English LanguageYes
English LiteratureGrade 6 in English Yes
FoodGrade 4 in Food
or
Grade 44 in Combined Science
No
French (A Level and AS level)Grade 6 in French or Spanish to study A level

Grade 5 in French or Spanish to study AS level
Yes
Further MathsGrade 8 in MathsNo
GeographyGrade 5 in Geography Yes
H&SCL2 pass in H&SC
or
5 GCSE grades at 4+
No
HistoryGrade 5 in History Yes
ITLevel 2 pass in IT
or
5 GCSE grades at 4+
No
MathsGrade 7 in MathsYes
Media StudiesGrade 5 in EnglishNo
MusicGrade 5 in Music
or
Grade 5 Performance standard in Singing or on an Instrument
No
Music TechnologyGrade 4 in EnglishNo
Level 3 Sport Grade 5 in GCSE PE
or
Grade 5 in English &
55 in Combined Science

Must be actively performing at club level in an individual and/or a team sport.
No
PhotographyGrade 5 in either Art or Art GraphicsNo
PhysicsGrade 6 in Physics or grade 66 in Combined Science and grade 7 in Maths Yes
PsychologyGrade 4 in English & grade 5 in Maths
or
Study Core Maths if grade 4 in Maths
No
Religious StudiesGrade 5 in RE
or
Grade 5 in English
No
SociologyGrade 4 in English No
Theatre and DramaGrade 5 in Drama
or
Grade 5 in English
No

If English is stipulated as an entry requirement this refers to either English Language or English Literature.

Year 12 Option Pools for September 2023

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Art Biology Art Art Graphics
Biology Childcare Art Graphics Chemistry
Business Studies Economics Biology Core Maths
Chemistry English Literature Business Studies Design Technology
Computer Science Further Maths Core Maths Economics
English Language IT English Literature English Language
French Maths Further Maths Food Science & Nutrition
Geography Psychology Health & Social Care Geography
Maths Religious Studies History History
Music Technology Spanish Media Studies Maths
Photography Sport & Physical Activity Physics Music
Psychology Theatre & Drama Psychology Physics
Sociology     Sociology

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