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Course requirements

Minimum criteria for entry 2018
 
We stipulate grades 7/6 or A/B in particular GCSE subjects, at least a grade 6 in English language and a 5 in maths, and an average GCSE score across the best eight of your subjects as follows:
 
• For three A levels: 6.0
 
• For four A levels: 7.0
 
(A* = 8, A = 7, B = 6, etc.) 
 
Note that only 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 prospectus and in the course pages of this website. All requirements are subject to amendment, and requirements issued at the time of offer are final.
 
ACCOUNTS
Grade 6 in GCSE mathematics.
Examining board - AQA
 
ART & DESIGN
Grade 6 in GCSE art. Portfolio required to judge suitability if art not taken or predicted below 6 at GCSE.
Examining Board - Edexcel
 
BIOLOGY
Grades 7+6 in GCSE combined sciences, or 7+6+6 in GCSE biology, chemistry and physics (separate sciences). Grade 6 in GCSE maths. Recommend study – another science and/or maths. BTEC Science is not a suitable entry qualification.
Examining board - AQA
 
BUSINESS
Grade B in GCSE business if taken. Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Business cannot be taken in conjunction with economics
Examining board - WJEC EDUQAS
 
CHEMISTRY
Grades 7+6 in GCSE combined sciences, or 7+6+6 in GCSE biology, chemistry and physics (separate sciences). Grade 6 in GCSE maths. Recommend study – another science and/or maths. BTEC Science is not a suitable entry qualification.
Examining board - AQA
 
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION
GCSE in Latin or classical civilisation are useful but not required.
Examining board - OCR
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Grade 6 in GCSE computer science or a science subject and grade 7 in GCSE maths. Grade 8 in GCSE maths if no GCSE computer science
Examining board - AQA
 
DRAMA & THEATRE
Grade 6 in GCSE drama if taken and grade 6 in GCSE English literature. Recent performance experience needed if no GCSE drama.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
ECONOMICS
Grade B in GCSE economics if taken and Grade 6 in GCSE maths. Economics cannot be taken in conjunction with business.
Examining board - WJEC EDUQAS
 
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Grade 6 in both GCSE English literature and English language
Examining board - OCR
 
ENGLISH LITERATURE
Grade 6 in both GCSE English language and English literature.
Examining board - OCR
 
FRENCH
Grade 6 in GCSE French.
Examining board - AQA
 
FURTHER MATHEMATICS
Grade 8 in GCSE mathematics. Can only be taken as a fourth subject with A level mathematicss. High AS grade required to continue to A level.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
GEOGRAPHY
Grade 6 in GCSE geography if taken and grade 6 in GCSE maths. If not taken at GCSE, then grade 6 in a GCSE science required.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
GERMAN
Grade 6 in GCSE German.
Examining board - AQA
 
HISTORY
Grade 6 in GCSE history if taken.
Examining board - AQA
 
LAW
Grade 6 in one other GCSE essay writing subject such as English, history or religious studies.
Examining board - AQA
 
MATHEMATICS
Grade 7 in GCSE mathematics.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
MUSIC
Grade 6 in GCSE Music if taken and Grade 5 on an instrument or singing or Grade 5 music theory.Applicants without will need to attend an audition.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Grade 6 in GCSE music if taken and ability to play basic melodies and chords on keyboard. Applicants without will need at least grade 2 music theory.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
PHILOSOPHY
Grade 6 in GCSE English literature. Religious studies useful but not essential. Cannot be taken in combination with religious studies.
Examining board - AQA
 
PHYSICS
Grades 7+6 in GCSE combined sciences or grade 7 physics, 6 biology and 6 chemistry (separate sciences). Grade 7 in GCSE mathematics. BTEC science is not a suitable entry qualification for this course.
Examining board - AQA
 
POLITICS
Grade 6 in GCSE geography or history. Expected to read a quality newspaper every day and keep up to date with current affairs.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
PSYCHOLOGY
Grade 6 in GCSE maths and grade 6 in (any) GCSE science subject.
Examining board - AQA
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Grade 6 in GCSE religious studies if taken or grade 6 in GCSE English literature. Cannot be taken in combination with philosophy.
Examining board - Edexcel
 
SOCIOLOGY
Grade B in GCSE sociology if taken.
Examining board - AQA
 
SPANISH
Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.
Examining board - AQA