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Changes from the prospectus

Archaeology: This course is no longer available, as it has been withdrawn by the examination board.

Mathematics A level: There has been a change in the entry requirements for this course. There is now a requirement for Grade B or 6 in GCSE maths; previously this was grade B or 5 (in the higher tier). We have made this change to bring us in line with other colleges and in response to the publication of more detailed information on the demands of the new A level course.

General entry requirements: The reference to English was missed on our entry requirements for 3 A levels or Level 3 vocational qualifications. It should have read: A mixture of at least 5 A*- C grades at GCSE (9 - 4 for numerical grades) including English

General entry requirements
 

Course General GCSE Grade minimum entry requirements
Individual subjects have additional specific entry requirements

IB Diploma or 4 A levels

A mixture of at least 6  A*- B grades at GCSE (at least 5 for numerical grades) including English, Maths and Science

3 A Levels or Level 3 vocational courses

 A mixture of at least 5 A*- C grades at GCSE (9 - 4 for numerical grades) including English

GCSEs and vocational Level 2 courses

At least 5 grade Ds at GCSE (or 3 for numerical grades) including English.

Any student who has not achieved a grade C or 4 in GCSE English and/or Maths must include further study of these subjects in their programme.

 

Subject specific requirements
 

Advanced  courses

Subject

Level

Subject specific requirements (in addition to standard advanced level requirements)

Art  (Fine Art, Textiles)

A

  • Grade B or 5 or above in GCSE Art or Textiles
  • OR Merit or Distinction in BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Art & Design
  • OR Grade B or 5 or above in English, Maths & Science together with a suitable portfolio

Biology

A

  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE Biology and another Science GCSE OR Grade B in Core Science and Grade B or 5 in Additional Science (Applied Science is not accepted)        

PLUS

  • Grade B or 5 in Maths
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Applied Biology

BTEC L3
Single

  • Grade C (higher tier) in GCSE Biology and another science GCSE OR Grade C (higher tier) in Core Science and Grade C in Additional Science

PLUS

  • Grade C or 4 in Maths (or working towards Grade C or 4)

Business Studies

A

  • Grade C or 4 in GCSE Maths
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Business

BTEC L3
Single & Double

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Chemistry

A

  • Grade B or 5 in Chemistry GCSE and another science GCSE OR Grade B in Core Science AND Grade B in Additional Science. (Applied Science is NOT accepted)

PLUS

  • Grade B or 5 in Maths (Students with a B in Maths will attend additional Maths support)
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C or 4 on entry

Classical Civilisation

A

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Computer Science

A

  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE Maths
  • Grade C in ICT or Computing preferred
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Creative  Media  Production

BTEC L3
Single

  • B or above in Art or Media OR BTEC Diploma Art/Design Merit or Distinction
  • Minimum of D grade in Media Studies it taken
  • Evidence of commitment to media production demonstrated through prior experience/portfolio of work
  • Must be able to work in groups and complete the filming work offsite

Creative Media Production (Gaming)

BTEC L3
Single

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

 

Dance

BTEC L3
Single

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements
  • Successful experience of dance

Design ( 3D Design, Graphic Design)

A

  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE Art or Technology
  • OR BTEC First Diploma at distinction or merit
  • OR Grade B or 5 or above in English, Maths & Science together with a suitable portfolio

Digital Illustration

Level 3
ABC

  • Enrolment on a level 3 Art and Design course

 

Drama and Theatre Studies

A

  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE Drama (if taken)

 

Early Years Education and Care

L3 CACHE
Complete course

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

 

Economics

A

  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE English
  • Grade 5in GCSE Maths
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

English Language

A

  • Grade C or 4 in GCSE English

English Literature

A

  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE English

Environmental  Sustainability

BTEC L3
Single

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

 

Film Studies

A

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Geography

A

  • Grade C or 4 in Maths and Grade C in Science
  • Grade C or 4 in Geography (if taken)
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Health & Social Care

BTEC L3
Single & Double

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

History

A

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

IB Biology, Physics, Chemistry

IB Standard level

  • At least a Grade B or 5 in both Core and Additional Science (or the relevant single science) at GCSE

IB Biology, Physics, Chemistry

IB Higher level

  • At least a Grade A in both Core and Additional Science (or in the relevant single science) and at least one other GCSE

IB English World Literature

IB

  • At least B or 5 in GCSE English or English Literature

 

IB French, German or Spanish B or above in GCSE French, German or Spanish respectively

IB Higher or Standard level

  • At least B in GCSE French, German or Spanish respectively

IB Spanish Ab Initio

IB

  • Evidence of successful prior study of a modern foreign language

 

IB Maths Studies

IB

  • At least a grade 5 in GCSE Maths

IB Maths Standard level

IB

  • At least a grade 7 in GCSE Maths

IB Maths Higher level

IB

  • A grade 9 in GCSE Maths

IB – other courses

 

  • Standard IB entry requirements

ICT

BTEC L3
Single

  • Grade C in GCSE ICT or equivalent desirable
  • Grade C or 4 in Maths

Law

A

  • Grade B or 5 in English
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Law

BTEC L3
Single

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Life Drawing

Level 3
ABC

  • Enrolment on a level 3 Art and Design course

 

Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German)

A

  • Grade B or 5 in the relevant GCSE language
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

 

Maths

A

  • Grade B or 6 in GCSE Maths
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Further Maths

A

  • Grade 6 or7 in GCSE Maths
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Media Studies

A

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Music

A

  • Grade B in GCSE Music
  • ABRSM grade 5 (or equivalent) on instrument and a knowledge of stave notation
  • ABRSM grade 5 theory or working towards it

Music Technology

A

  • Grade C in GCSE Music
  • ABRSM grade 3/4 (or equivalent) on instrument and a knowledge of stave notation

Performing Arts

BTEC L3
Single & Double

  • A background of successful experience in Productions
  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE Drama (if taken)
  • Participation in an auditioning workshop

Philosophy

A

  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

 

Photography

A

  • Grade B in GCSE Photography (if taken)
  • Merit or Distinction in BTEC Level 2 Award in Photography (if taken)

OR

  • Evidence of commitment to or aptitude for photography demonstrated through portfolio of work
  • Grade C or 4 in GCSE Maths preferred

Psychology

A

  • Grade C or 4 in GCSE Maths
  • Grade C in GCSE Science
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Physics

A

  • Grade B in GCSE Physics and another science GCSE OR Grade B in Core Science AND Grade B in Additional Science (Applied Science is not accepted)

PLUS

  • Grade B or 5 in GCSE Maths
  • Students not taking A level Maths will need to attend a Maths for Physicists class
  • At least an average GCSE grade of C on entry

Politics

A

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Public Services

BTEC L3
Single & Double

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Sociology

A

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

Sport

BTEC L3
Single &
Double

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements
  • Enthusiasm for studying Sport not just playing

Travel and Tourism

BTEC L3
Single & Double

  • Standard Advanced Level requirements

 

 

Pre-advanced courses

Subject

Level

Subject specific requirements (in addition to standard pre-advanced level requirements)

Art & Design

BTEC L2

  • Grade C in GCSE Art or Textiles 
  • OR provide a suitable portfolio of work

Business

BTEC L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Creative Media Production

Cambridge Technical Level 2

  • Prior successful experience of Media or Photography education OR a portfolio of still or moving images

 

Early Years Education and Care

CACHE L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

English

GCSE

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Health and Social Care

BTEC L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Latin

GCSE

  • Grade C or 4 in English
  • Grade C or 4 in MFL or Maths

Maths

GCSE

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Maths (Higher)

GCSE

  • Grade 4 in GCSE Maths (Higher)
  • Must be taken for a specific and appropriate progression aim

Nutrition and Health

BTEC L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Performing Arts

BTEC L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Photography

GCSE

  • Grade C in GCSE Art, Graphics or Textiles if you studied any of these

OR

  • Provide a portfolio of your art/design/photography work at interview

Public Services

BTEC L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Science (Core)

GCSE

  • Grade D in GCSE Science
  • Grade D or 4 in GCSE Maths

Science (Additional)

GCSE

  • Grade D in GCSE Maths
  • Grade C or 4 in Core Science (or D if enrolling on both)

Travel and Tourism

BTEC L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements

Sport

BTEC L2

  • Standard pre-advanced level requirements
  • Enthusiasm for studying Sport not just playing

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