Your options & entry requirements

Typically you study here for two years. In your first year, we will encourage you to take four subjects, giving you more choice and flexibility. You will sit exams at the end of your first year and typically you will continue with three subjects in your second year.

Your options and entry requirements

New GCSE grades
The new GCSEs will be awarded in August 2017 using a new grading system. The new GCSEs will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G, with grade 9 being the highest and set above the old A*.

Old GCSE
Grading structure
             New GCSE
Grading structure
 
A*
A*
                        9
8
7
B
C
           
 GOOD PASS RATE
Department for Education (DfE)
C and above = 4 and above
            6
5
4
D
E
F
G
U
      3
2
1
U

Subject specific entry requirements


Qualification         New entry requirements
A-Levels only
BTEC Level 3
  5 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 and must include
grade C in GCSE English Language

  • If you have not already achieved a GCSE in Maths A*-C or 9-4 you will need to study this as part of your subject options.
  • In addition, there may be special entry requirements for certain subjects, please view this document or visit individual course/subject pages for the most up-to-date information.
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