Your choices & entry requirements

Typically you study here for two years:

  • In your first year you have the opportunity to take a combination of four A-Levels and/or Foundation Diplomas.
  • If you take A-Levels you will 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 subjects in your second year.

Your options and entry requirements

Entry requirements

New GCSE grades
The new GCSEs were awarded in August 2017 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 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

U

Qualification           New Entry Requirements
A-Levels only
  5 GCSEs 9-4 and including English
BTEC Level 3   A GCSE grade 9-4 or a Level 2 Merit grade in your chosen subject if you have studied it previously

  • If you have not already achieved a GCSE in Maths 9-4 you will need to study this as part of your subject options.
  • In addition, there are special entry requirements for certain subjects.
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