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You can pick and choose from our wide range of A-Levels, certificates and diplomas to ensure you achieve the best qualifications to progress on to university or work. We recommend you choose up to four subjects.

A-Levels
A-Levels are academic, examination-based qualifications recognised as a traditional qualification to gain entry to universities and higher education. A-Levels focus mainly on academic subjects and qualify for UCAS points.

Certificates and Diplomas
Certificates and diplomas are equivalent to A-Levels but are assessed through coursework and some examinations. Certificates and diplomas enable you to qualify for UCAS points or go on to a higher apprenticeship or employment.


Applying online

You only need to apply once - just tell us within the application your preferred combination of subjects. If you need help you can call us on 01234 291291 or email us.

Entry requirements


All students must meet the minimum entry requirements which are:

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (one Vocational or Technical qualification at Merit or above may be counted), one of which must be GCSE English Language or English Literature AND
  • A minimum of a grade 3 in GCSE Maths (if you have a grade 4 or above in Maths this can count as one of your five GCSEs above) AND
  • At least grade 4 (or Merit for Vocational or Technical qualifications) in any subject(s) that you have taken at GCSE and wish to continue studying at A-Level.
  • In addition, some subjects have special entry requirements which you need to meet in addition to the above. For the most up-to-date information on subject specific requirements please visit:  www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/downloads

If you wish to start with four A-Levels, rather than three, then the following entry requirements apply:

• At least 8 GCSEs at grades 9-6, including English Language and Maths, and at least four GCSEs at grades 9-7. Students who meet these higher requirements may be eligible for our Academic Excellence Bursary​

Subject specific entry requirements

In addition, there are special entry requirements for certain subjects. Download here.