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The tables below outline any ADDITIONAL entry requirements for each of OUR COURSES.

Entry Requirements: A Levels

Subject English Language GCSE Mathematics GCSE Other GCSE requirements Notes
Architecture /
3D Design
Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSE Higher grades in GCSE Art preferred. If Art not taken at GCSE, portfolio evidence is required
Biology Grade 4 Grade 5  Minimum grade 5 in Biology and one other GCSE Science subject, or 5's in Double Science Higher grades in Sciences preferred 
Business Grade 4 Grade 4   No previous experience of this subject is required 
Chemistry Grade 4 Grade 6 Minimum grade 6 in Chemistry and one other GCSE Science subject, or 6's in Double Science Higher grades in Sciences preferred 
Classic Civilisation Grade 4     No previous experience of this subject is required 
Computer Science Grade 4 Grade 5   Grade 5 in Computer Science GCSE if taken 
Digital Filmmaking Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject is preferred if taken at GCSE No previous experience of this subject is required
Drama & Theatre Studies Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in Drama if taken at GCSE or Merit in a Performing Arts Level 2 vocational course  
Economics Grade 4 Grade 5   No previous experience of this subject is required
English Language Grade 5      
English Language & Literature Grade 4     GCSEs in English Language & Literature is preferred
English Literature Grade 4     GCSEs in English Language & Literature is preferred
Film Studies Grade 4     No previous experience of this subject is required
Fine Art Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in Art (if taken at GCSE) Higher grades in GCSE Art preferred. Portfolio evidence required at interview for all candidates
French Grade 5   Grade 5 or above in French GCSE Higher grades in French preferred
Further Mathematics Grade 4 Grade 6   Higher grades preferred in GCSE Maths. You must also enrol on A level Mathematics
Geography Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in Geography if taken at GCSE It is not necessary to have taken Geography at GCSE
Government & Politics Grade 4     No previous experience of this subject is required
Graphics Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSE  
History Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in History if taken at GCSE It is not necessary to have taken History at GCSE
Law Grade 5     No previous experience of this subject is required
Media Studies Grade 4     No previous experience of this subject is required
Photography Grade 4   Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject is preferred No previous experience of this subject is required
Physics Grade 4 Grade 6 Minimum grade 6 in Physics and one other GCSE Science subject, or a 6 in Double Science Students taking Physics are also required to take A Level Mathematics
Psychology Grade 4 Grade 5   No previous experience of this subject is required
Pure Mathematics Grade 4 Grade 6    
Religious Studies Grade 4     No previous experience of this subject is required
Sociology Grade 4     No previous experience of this subject is required
Textiles Grade 4   GCSE Grade 4 in Art & Design subject preferred No previous experience of this subject is required

 

 

Entry Requirements: Level 3 BTEC (and equivalent) Courses

Subject English Language GCSE Mathematics GCSE Other GCSE requirements Notes
Applied Law Grade 4      
Applied Science Grade 4   Minimum grade 4 in GCSE Science  
Business Grade 4      
Creative Media (Games Dev.) Grade 4      
Criminology Grade 4      
Dance Grade 4   Minimum grade 4 in Dance (if taken at GCSE) or level 2 Vocational Performance qualification Merit or above  
Health & Social Care Grade 4      
ICT Grade 4      
Music Performance Grade 4   Minimum grade 4 or above in Music or level 2 Vocational Music qualification Merit or above  
Music Technology Grade 4   Minimum grade 4 or above in Music or level 2 Vocational Music qualification Merit or above  
Performing Arts Grade 4   Minimum grade 4 or above in Performance subject at GCSE level 2 Vocational Performance qualification Merit or above  
Public Services Grade 4     Aspects of the course are physically demanding
Sport & Physical Activity Development Grade 4     Please see the detailed course entries before choosing your preferred sport course
Sport: Elite Football Grade 4     Please see the detailed course entries before choosing your preferred sport course

 

 

Entry Requirements: All Level 2 Courses (GCSEs, Level 2 BTECs, Others)

Subject English Language GCSE Mathematics GCSE Other GCSE requirements
English GCSE Grade 3 required    
Mathematics GCSE   Grade 3 required  
Mathematics: Functional Skills L1/L2   Not required  

 

 

The following Level 2 subjects require only general entry requirements of five gcses at grade 3 or above; including a grade 3 in english language gcse:

Subject Notes
CTEC Business  
CTEC Creative Media (Games Development  
CTEC Health & Social Care  
CTEC ICT  
Public Services Level 2 Aspects of this course are physically demanding
Sport Level 2 An interest in sport is essential

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