Entry Criteria

Academic A Level Pathway: at least 5+ A*-B at GCSE and at least Grade 4 in English Language or Literature and Maths. Note that a Grade 6+ in English or Maths can count towards the 5 A*-B. Level 3 Vocational/Applied Pathway: the equivalent of at least 5 C+ grades, including English Language or Literature Grade 4+.

Subject Students must also meet the individual additional requirements listed below for their chosen subjects
Applied BTEC Science, Single/Double Grade C or above in GCSE Science
Art & Design CTEC Level 3 Merit at BTEC Level 2 or Grade C GCSE Art
Art & Design (Photography) CTEC The minimum entry requirements for level 3a applied programmes
Art (Fine Art) A level To include Grade B in GCSE Art plus a portfolio review
Art A Level (Photography) B or above in an Art/Creative specialism is required, in addition to meeting the minimum entry requirements for level 3 academic study
Biology All students must have Grade 6+ in Maths owing to the considerable mathematical content of the new A Levels. It is strongly recommended also that students have attained Grade A or better in GCSE science subjects. The minimum entry requirements for Double Award Students is AB in Science. The minimum entry requirements for Triple Award Students are B in Biology plus one other science and performance in the exam components may be taken into account, given the 100% examined nature of the A Level.
Business A level Grade 5 in English and Maths
Business CTEC English and Maths Grade 4
Chemistry All students must have Grade 6+ in Maths owing to the considerable mathematical content of the new A Levels. It is strongly recommended also that students have attained Grade A or better in GCSE science subjects. The minimum entry requirements for Double Award Students is AB in Science. The minimum entry requirements for Triple Award Students are B in Chemistry plus one other science and performance in the exam components may be taken into account, given the 100% examined nature of the A Level.
Childcare & Education The minimum entry requirements for level 3 programmes
Computer Science Grade 6 maths
Construction and the Built Environment Grade 4 in English and Maths
Drama Grade B or above in a performance related GCSE and Grade 4 English
Electronics Grade 5 in Maths and Grade C in Physics, ideally 6 in maths and B in Physics
Engineering CTEC Single The minimum entry requirements for level 3 applied study apply. In addition, students must have at least Grade 6 in Maths. They should also be able to demonstrate a keen aptitude for Maths and Physics. It would be advantageous for students to have studied Design and Technology; however, students who have not may consult subject teachers to determine their suitability.
English Language Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 5 in English Literature
English Language and Literature Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 5 in English Literature
English Literature Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 6 in English Literature
Film Studies The minimum entry requirements for level 3 programmes
French To include Grade B in French
Further Mathematics Grade 7 in Maths, 8+ recommended
Geography To include Grade B in Geography
German To include Grade B in German
Government and Politics Grade 5 in English
Health and Social Care CTEC Level 3 (single and double) The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes
History English Grade 5. Grade B in History if studied previously (can be studied without GCSE History)
Hospitality (with Catering) BTEC The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes
IT Digital Media (Single and Double) To include a B or Merit in the subject if studied at GCSE
Law Grade 5 in English. It is recommended that you have at least one essay based option at GCSE e.g. History
Mathematics Grade 6 in Maths, 7+ recommended
Media Studies The minimum entry requirements for level 3 applied study apply. In addition, a Grade 5 in English is required. Students with a Grade 4 who demonstrate good literacy skills through the transition pack and initial assessment will also be considered.
Music BTEC (Single and Double) Level 3 To include Grade B in GCSE Music or a BTEC Level 2 Merit. You should also be able to play an instrument or sing at Grade 5 Level. If you have grade 4 theory you may be considered for this course even without GCSE or BTEC Music
Music A level To include Grade B GCSE Music or a BTEC Level 2 Merit, you should also be able to play or sing to Grade 5 Level, if you have Grade 5 (Practical or Theory) you may be considered for this course even without GCSE or BTEC Music
Performing Arts (Single and Double) Grade C Drama or Expressive Arts or a Merit in BTEC Performing Arts
Performing Arts and Music BTEC Level 3 Grade C Drama or Expressive Arts or a Merit in BTEC Performing Arts
Philosophy and Ethics Grade 5 English
Physical Education To include Grade B in the PE Exam (not including the practical) or a Distinction in BTEC Sport
Physics All students must have Grade 6+ in Maths owing to the considerable mathematical content of the new A Levels. It is strongly recommended also that students have attained Grade A or better in GCSE science subjects. The minimum entry requirements for Double Award Students is AB in Science. The minimum entry requirements for Triple Award Students are B in Physics plus one other science and performance in the exam components may be taken into account, given the 100% examined nature of the A Level.
Home Economics Grade B in food technlogy, C is considered with support of teacher
Design & Technology: Product Design To include Grade B in Graphics, Product Design or Resistant Materials
Product Design: Fashion and Textiles Grade B in Product Design Textiles
Product Design: Engineering Design A grade 5 in Mathematics would be an advantage. It would also be advantageous for students to have studied Design and Technology;
Textiles CTEC Grade B in Textiles at GCSE is required.
Psychology Grade 5 in English and Maths
Public Services BTEC The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes
Sociology Grade 5 English
Spanish To include Grade B in Spanish
Sport CTEC or BTEC (Single and Double and Triple) The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes
Travel & Tourism BTEC To include Grade B in Business or similar related subject, such as Geography
Vehicle Technology Level 3 Completion of IMIAL Vehicle Technology Level 2
Level 2 Programmes
Animal Care
Bricklaying
Childcare & Education
Health & Social Care
Joinery
Public Services
Vehicle Technology
Employability & Personal Skills Program