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Subjects and Admissions Criteria

  • To gain entry to the Sixth Form students must have a minimum point score of 5.7 or above for your best 8 GCSE subjects.
  • Nationally the points system for GCSE grades is changing for 2017 however we are still using the following values for calculating Average Point Score this year.  (A*=8, A=7, B=6, C=5, D=4).
  • Students must have at least a GCSE grade 5 or above in Maths and English 
  • In addition many subjects will have a further admission requirement of grade B/6 or higher in the subject.
  • Some subjects have additional entry criteria; these are listed in the table.

Subject

Additional GCSE Criteria

Accounting and Finance*

6 in Maths or B in Business Studies

Art

B (Can show evidence through art portfolio if not previously studied)

Biology

B in Biology and one other science subject or AA in core and additional

Business Studies*

B or 6 in English Language

Chemistry B in Maths and B in Chemistry and one other science subject or AA in core and additional

Computer Science

B in Maths and BB in Science

Drama and Theatre Studies

B (Students can audition if they have not already studied Drama)

Economics*

6 in English Language and 6 in Maths

English Language/Literature*

6

English Literature*

6

French

B (A grade desirable)

Further Maths

8 in Maths (must be studied with A level Maths)

Geography

B

History B

Maths

7

Music

B (or at least grade 5 in RABSM)

Physical Education

B in PE and BB in Science (students will be required to show evidence of participation in sport outside of school)

Physics

B in Maths and Physics and one other science subject or AA in core and additional

Politics* 6 in English or B in RE, History or Geography

Product Design- Graphics

B in Graphics or Product Design (Can show evidence through art portfolio if not previously studied)

Product Design- Textiles

B (Can show evidence through art portfolio if not previously studied)

Psychology*

BB in Science and 6 in English Language

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics*

6 in English or B in RE, History or Geography

Sociology*

6 in English or B in RE, History or Geography

Spanish

B (A grade desirable)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Grade 5 in Maths and English, Grades CC in Science Average point score of 5 from best 8 GCSEs

*Due to the changes in the grading structure at GCSE we will consider each student's application on an individual basis. Students who achieve a high 5 in English or Maths would be considered for entry into the Sixth Form