Sixth Form Entry Requirements

Study 3

 

Students applying to our Sixth Form will be expected to meet two conditions.  The first is academic and concerns performance at GCSE

    • • 3 A Levels or equivalent require 5+ A*- C or 9-4 grades (or equivalent) including Maths and English. Some students may wish to take 4 A Levels but this will be decided on an individual basis.
    • • Level 2 Foundation Courses requires 5 A* - D or 9-3 grades.

You should only apply to the course if you match all the ‘essential’ elements as laid out in this course person specification so please read this information carefully.

The final condition relates to behaviour and attitude to work.  Much is expected in the way of self-discipline, motivation and ambition.  Applicants must have demonstrated these qualities during their GCSE years to qualify for admission to our Sixth Form.  Once successful each member of the Sixth Form must sign and adhere to a contract covering all aspects of Sixth Form life, including: Attitude to learning, punctuality and attendance, dress code and meeting deadlines to name but a few. Any students found to be in breach of this contact will be sanctioned may lose the privilege of the four day week, or may ultimately be asked to leave.

Drama  Each student taking 3 A Levels will also be required to take up a weekly enrichment activity to support their studies. It will be either an EPQ, additional study skills or community service. Some students may be directed to take study skills if it is deemed necessary.

  

 


Course Entry Criteria

Course

Subject at GCSE

Recommended minimum prior attainment at KS4

Essential

Desirable

Subjects

Essential

Desirable

Art & Design

ü

 

Art & Design

C/4

 

Art & Design

(Textiles and Fashion)

 

ü

Art & Design

C/4

 

Biology

ü

 

Biology/B1 & B2

Maths

English

6

5

6

 

Business Studies

 

ü

English

Maths

5

5

 

Chemistry

ü

 

Chemistry/C1 & C2

Maths

English

6

5

6

 

Children’s Care, Learning & Development (CCLD)

 

ü

English

Child Development

4

5

C

Computing

 

ü

English

Computing

Maths

5

5

6

 

English Literature

ü

 

English Language

English Literature

6

6

 

Film

 

ü

English

5

 

French

ü

 

French

7

 

Forensic Science

 

 

Separate Sciences

Combined Science

4

4/5

 

Further Maths

ü

 

Maths

7

 

Geography

ü

 

English

Maths

Geography

5

5

B/6

 

Government & Politics

 

 

English

Citizenship/RS

6

 

Health and Social Care

 

 

English

Maths

5

5

 

History

 

ü

English language (if no His)

History

6

B/6

 

ICT

ü

 

English

Maths

ICT

5

4

C/5

 

Maths

ü

 

Maths

7

 

Music

ü

 

Music BTEC

Music GCSE

Merit

C/6

 

Performing Arts (Dance/Drama)

 

 

ü

English

Dance/Drama

5

C/Merit

Photography

ü

 

Art & Design

C/4

 

Physics

ü

 

Physics/P1 & P2

English

Maths

6

5

6

 

Product Design

ü

 

Any Design & Technology

C/5

 

Psychology

 

ü

Psychology

English

Maths

Biology

6

6

6

6

 

Religious Studies

 

ü

English

RE

5

 

Sociology

 

ü

English

Sociology

6

6

Sport

ü

 

English & Maths

PE/Sport

4

C/merit/6

 

Tourism

 

ü

English

Maths

4

5

5