Post 16 Entry Requirements

 

A Level Pathway

All students require a minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English to graduate onto a pure AS/A2 qualification pathway.

BTEC Only Pathway

Students who have studied a subject at Level 2 BTEC can continue this course forward onto a Level 3 BTEC, if they meet the entry requirement for this course. It is not possible to study BTEC Level 2 in a subject and then graduate onto a similar subject at AS/A2 Level.

‘Blended’ Pathway

All students can opt for a blend of Level 3 courses comprising of AS/A2 and BTEC courses. The entry requirements for this pathway requires 5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English for the AS/A2 element and a Level 2 BTEC qualification for entry onto a Level 3 BTEC.

These requirements ensure that students have made enough progress at Level 2 to access Level 3 courses. Students who underperform in June terminal examinations will not automatically be offered a place.  A place maybe offered subject to an interview with the Head of the Sixth Form.

  

Total GCSEs A*-C

GCSE English Language & GCSE Maths

Programme of Study in Year12

Note

5

Including both at A*-C

4 AS levels

All  courses have specific entry requirements

Please see list of available AS & BTEC Level 3 subjects overleaf

5

Including both at A*-C

4 AS levels or a combination of AS and Level 3 BTEC courses

5

Including one at A*-C

3 AS levels and a Level 3  BTEC plus English or Maths Resit

4

Including one at A*-C

Up to 2 AS levels and  2 Level 3  BTEC plus English or Maths Resit