Below presents the A-Level and BTEC courses and their entry requirements available for 2021-22 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:

SubjectExam BoardGCSE MathsGCSE English (either)Additional requrements
Art & Design (Fine Art)OCR  

Grade 5 in Art

BiologyOCR6 Grade 6 in Biology or 66 in Science
Business StudiesAQA 5 
Chemistry *OCR6 Grade 6 in Chemistry or 66 in Science
Computer ScienceOCR65Grade 5 in Computer Science
Drama & Theatre StudiesAQA 5Grade 5 in Drama
English LanguageEDEXCEL 6 
English LiteratureEDUQAS 6 
FrenchEDEXCEL  Grade 6 in  French
HistoryEDEXCEL 5 
LawAQA 5 
Further MathsEDEXCEL7  

Media Studies


Physical Education

AQA  Grade 5 in Science
PhysicsOCR6 Grade 6 in Physics or Grade 66 in Science
PsychologyAQA 5Grade 5 in Science
Ethics and PhilosophyOCR 5 
SociologyAQA 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)AQAWillingness 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:

SubjectExam BoardAdditional requirements
Equivalent to 2 courses/ 2 A-Levels

L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Applied Business

L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health & Social CareOCR 
L3 National Diploma in Applied ScienceEDEXCELEnglish (4), Maths (4) & Science (44)
Equivalent to 1 course/ 1 A-Level
BTEC National Extended Certificate in ICTEDEXCEL 
LIBF Certificate in Financial StudiesLIBF 
Level 3 Applied CriminologyEDEXCELEnglish (4)
BTEC L3 National Extended Certificate in SportPEARSONS 
BTEC L3 National Certificate in Performing ArtsEDEXCEL