Entry Requirements

This table outlines any additional entry requirements for each of our courses. Our basic entry requirement for all level 3 courses is a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language).

A Level Courses

SubjectEnglish Language GCSEMathematics GCSEOther GCSE RequirementsNotes
Architecture / 3D DesignGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSEHigher grades in GCSE Art preferred. If Art not taken at GCSE, portfolio evidence is required
BiologyGrade 4Grade 5 Minimum grade 5 in Biology and one other GCSE Science subject, or 5's in Double ScienceHigher grades in Sciences preferred
BusinessGrade 5Grade 5No previous experience of this subject is required
ChemistryGrade 4Grade 6Minimum grade 6 in Chemistry and one other GCSE science subject or 6's in Double ScienceHigher grades in Science preferred
Classical CivilisationGrade 4No previous experience of this subject is required
Computer ScienceGrade 4Grade 5Grade 5 in Computer Science if taken
Digital FilmGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSENo previous experience of this subject is required
Drama & Theatre StudiesGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Drama if taken at GCSE or Merit in a Performing Arts vocational course
EconomicsGrade 5Grade 5No previous experience of this subject required
English LanguageGrade 5
English Language & LiteratureGrade 5Grade 5 or above in English LiteratureGCSEs in English Language and Literature preferred
English LiteratureGrade 5Grade 5 or above in English LiteratureGCSEs in English Language and Literature preferred
Film StudiesGrade 4No previous experience of this subject is required
Fine ArtGrade 4Grade 5 or above in Art (if taken at GCSE)Higher grades in GCSE Art preferred. Evidence of confident drawing ability shown through a portfolio will be required at interview for all candidates
FrenchGrade 5Grade 6 or above in GCSE FrenchHigher grades in French preferred
Further MathematicsGrade 4Grade 7Higher grades preferred in GCSE Mathematics. You must also enrol on A Level Mathematics
GeographyGrade 5Grade 4Grade 4 or above in Geography if taken at GCSE It is not necessary to have studied GCSE Geography
GermanGrade 5Grade 6 or above in GCSE German
Government & PoliticsGrade 4No previous experience of this subject is required
GraphicsGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSE
HistoryGrade 5Grade 4 or above in History if taken at GCSEIt is not necessary to have studied GCSE History
LawGrade 5No previous experience of this subject is required
Media StudiesGrade 4No previous experience of this subject is required
PhotographyGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Art & Design subject preferred if taken at GCSE No previous experience of this subject is required
PhysicsGrade 4Grade 6Minimum grade 6 in Physics and one other GCSE Science subject or a 6 in Double ScienceStudents taking Physics are also required to take A Level Mathematics
PsychologyGrade 4Grade 5Grade 4 GCSE in ScienceNo previous experience of this subject is required
Pure MathematicsGrade 4Grade 6
Religious StudiesGrade 4No previous experience of this subject is required
SociologyGrade 4No previous experience of this subject is required
SpanishGrade 5Grade 6 in Spanish

Level 3 Vocational Courses

SubjectEnglish GCSEMathematics GCSEOther GCSE RequirementsNotes
Applied LawGrade 4
Applied PsychologyGrade 4
Art & DesignGrade 4Grade 4 in Art based subject (if taken) or portfolio evidence required
BusinessGrade 4
Creative Media (Games Development)Grade 4
CriminologyGrade 4
DanceGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Dance (if taken) or level 2 Vocational Performance qualification Merit or above
Health & Social CareGrade 4
ICTGrade 4
Medical ScienceGrade 4Grade 4Grade 4 or above in GCSE Science
Music PerformanceGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Music or level 2 Vocational Music qualification Merit or above
Music TechnologyGrade 4Grade 4 or above in Music preferred or level 2 Vocational Music qualification Merit or above
Performing ArtsGrade 4Grade 4 or above in performance subject at GCSE Level 2 Vocational Performance qualification Merit or above
Public ServicesGrade 4Aspects of the course are physically demanding
Sport & Physical Activity DevelopmentGrade 4Please see the detailed course description before choosing your preferred Sport course
Sport (Elite Football)Grade 4Please see the detailed course description before choosing your preferred Sport course

Level 2 Courses

SubjectEnglish GCSEMathematics GCSEOther GCSE RequirementsNotes
English GCSEGrade 3 required
Mathematics GCSEGrade 2 or 3 required
Maths: Functional Skills L1/L2Not required

The following Level 2 vocational courses require only the general entry requirement of 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including English Language at Grade 3

SubjectEnglish GCSEMathematics GCSEOther GCSE RequirementsNotes
Business
Creative Media (Games Development)
Health & Social Care
ICT
Teamwork and Personal Development in the CommunityAspects of this course are physically demanding

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