Below presents the A-Level and BTEC courses and their entry requirements available for 2020-21 applicants, in which they must choose a minimum of 3 courses that they then study for 2 years.
It is important to choose the subjects that students have a passion for, that they can excel in and has a link to their chosen career path, if they know what they want to be already.
All Universities and Apprenticeships require 3 A-Level courses or equivalent to BTEC L3.
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In order to study A-Levels you must at least have 5 GCSEs at Levels 5-9 with a minimum of Level 4 in English, Maths & Science (unless specified otherwise below)
Students must choose 3 courses from the following:
|Subject||Exam Board||GCSE Maths||GCSE English (either)||Additional requrements|
|Art & Design (Fine Art)||OCR||Must have studied Art (5)|
|Biology||OCR||6||Biology (6) or Science (66)|
|Chemistry *||OCR||6||Chemistry (6) or Science (66)|
|Computer Science||OCR||6||5||Computer Science optional (5)|
|Drama & Theatre Studies||AQA||5||Must have studied Drama (5)|
|French||EDEXCEL||Must have studied French (6)|
|Physics||OCR||6||Physics (6) or Science (66)|
|Ethics and Philosophy||OCR||5|
|4th subject: Core Maths (studied in Yr 12, equivalent to half an A Level)||EDEXCEL|
Must be studied with Sciences, IF Mathematics not already taken as an A-Level.
STRONG ADVISORY that this is also studied with Psychology, Geography, Economics & Accounting
|4th subject: EPQ (studied in Yr 12, equivalent to half an A Level)||AQA||Willingness to commit time to independent extended project.|
* If achieved a 6 at GCSE, applicants must then do an entry test on enrolment day to confirm a place on this course.
To study BTEC L3 Courses you must have at least 4 GCSEs at Levels 4-9 with a minimum of Level 3 in English, Maths & Science (unless specified below).
Students must choose a combination of 2 courses from the two lists below:
|Subject||Exam Board||Additional requirements|
|Equivalent to 2 courses/ 2 A-Levels|
|L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health & Social Care||OCR|
|L3 National Diploma in Applied Science||EDEXCEL||English (4), Maths (4) & Science (44)|
|Equivalent to 1 course/ 1 A-Level|
|BTEC National Extended Certificate in ICT||EDEXCEL|
|LIBF Certificate in Financial Studies||LIBF|
|L3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Psychology||EDEXCEL||English (4) & Science (4)|
|BTEC L3 National Extended Certificate in Sport||PEARSONS|
|BTEC L3 National Certificate in Performing Arts||EDEXCEL|