Entry requirements & your choices

Typically you study here for two years:

  • In your first year you have the opportunity to take a combination of four A-Levels or an Extended Diploma with up to two A-Levels.
  • If you take A-Levels you may sit an AS examination at the end of your first year. This will help you to decide which subjects to continue with in your second year.
  • Typically you will continue with three A-Level subjects in your second year, or the Extended Diploma plus one A-Level.

Your options and entry requirements

Entry requirements


All students must meet the minimum entry requirements which are:

  • Grade 4 or C in English Language, and at least a Grade 3 or D in Maths
  • At least 5 subjects at GCSE grade 4 or C (No more than 1 BTEC counted towards total, and this must be at Merit or above)
  • Average GCSE Points score of best 8 GCSEs of 4+ / 38+
  • If you wish to study a subject you have previously studied, you must have achieved at least a GCSE grade C, or BTEC Merit.

Subject specific entry requirements

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

New GCSE grades

The new GCSEs were awarded in August 2018 using a new grading system. The new GCSEs are graded 9–1, rather than A*–G, with grade 9 being the highest and set above the old A*. Grade 4 is broadly equivalent to the old grade C.

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

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