A level subject requirements

 

Minimum criteria for entry 2021
 
We stipulate grades 8/7/6 in particular GCSE subjects, at least the average score for your best (full) eight GCSE/IGCSE subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) as follows:
 
  • For three A levels: 6.0
  • For four A levels: 7.5
(A* = 8, A = 7, B = 6, etc.)
 
Note that only full GCSE/IGCSE courses count towards the average score, not other types of qualification.
 
These are minimum requirements.
 
We do not guarantee to offer a place to students who meet these criteria.
 
Additional grades required for each subject are described below.
 
Further detail can be found in the course pages of this website. All requirements are subject to amendment, and requirements issued at the time of offer are final.
 
ART
 
5 in Maths  required
5 in English Language required?
6 in Art required (if taken at GCSE)
OR 6 in Applied Art
NB. Portfolio required to judge suitability if Art not taken at GCSE OR if predicted below 6 in GCSE Art
 
BIOLOGY
 
6 in Maths required
6 English Language required
7 + 6 in Science Combined Trilogy required
OR 7 + 6 + 6 separate sciences required
NB. BTEC Science is not a suitable entry qualification
 
BUSINESS
 
6 in Maths required
5 English Language required
6 in Business required (if taken at GCSE)
 
CHEMISTRY
 
6 in Maths required
5 English Language required
7 + 6 in Science Combined Trilogy required
OR 7 + 6 + 6 separate sciences required
NB. BTEC Science is not a suitable entry qualification
 
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in English Literature required
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
 
7 in Maths required
5 in English Language required
7 in Computer Science required (if taken at GCSE)
6 in any science subject required if Computer Science not taken at GCSE
 
DRAMA & THEATRE
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in English Literature required
6 in Drama required (if taken at GCSE)
NB. Recent experience of performance needed if Drama not studied at GCSE
 
ECONOMICS
 
6 in Maths required
6 English Language required
6 in Economics required (if taken at GCSE)
 
ENGLISH LITERATURE
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in English Literature required
 
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in English Literature required
 
FRENCH
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in French required
 
FURTHER MATHS
 
8 in Maths required
5 in English Language required
NB. Further Maths can only be taken as part of a 4 A level programme
NB. August Enrolment: Students who achieve GCSE Maths, grade 9 in August, will be permitted to study Further Maths as part of a 3 A level programme.  Further Maths can only be studied in conjunction with A level Maths.
 
GEOGRAPHY
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in Geography required (if taken at GCSE)
6 in any science subject required if Geography not taken at GCSE
 
GERMAN
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in German required
 
HISTORY
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in History required (if taken at GCSE)
6 in an essay writing subject required if History not taken at GCSE  (e.g. Eng. Literature, Geography)
 
LAW
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in an essay writing subject required if Law not taken at GCSE  (e.g. Eng. Literature, History, Geography, Law)
 
MATHEMATICS
 
7 in Maths required
5 in English Language required
 
MUSIC
 
5 in Maths required
5 in English Language required
6 in Music required
Grade 5 instrument or singing required
Grade 5 music theory required
NB. If you do not have any music qualifications, an interview-audition is required
 
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
 
5 in Maths required
5 in English Language required
4 in Science required
6 Music required
OR grade 2 theory & keyboard skills (ability to play basic melodies and chords)
OR Key stage 4 equivalent (BTEC, NVQ etc.)
NB. If you do not have any music qualifications, an audition is required
 
PHILOSOPHY
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in English Literature required
NB. Cannot be taken in combination with Religious Studies
 
PHYSICS
 
7 in Maths required
5 English Language required
7 + 6 in Science Combined Trilogy required
OR  7 physics + 6 biology + 6 chemistry
NB. BTEC Science is not a suitable entry qualification
 
POLITICS
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in History or Geography required
6 in English Literature required if History or Geography not taken at GCSE
 
PSYCHOLOGY
 
6 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in any science subject required
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in Religious Studies if taken at GCSE
6 in an essay writing subject required if Religious Studies not taken at GCSE (e.g. Eng. Literature, History, Geography)
NB. Cannot be taken in combination with Philosophy
 
SOCIOLOGY
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in Sociology if taken at GCSE
6 in an essay writing subject required if Sociology not taken at GCSE  (e.g. Eng. Literature, History or Geography)
 
SPANISH
 
5 in Maths required
6 in English Language required
6 in Spanish required




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