Course Entry Requirements August 2021

Level 3: Advanced and Vocational

In this table ‘subject ‘means a GCSE grade in that subject, for example in Spanish you must have at least a grade 6 in Spanish at GCSE.  If no letter is indicated, then there is no requirement for a grade in this subject.  When two grades are given for English this means in both Language and Literature.  When only one grade is given, this means language.  The General entry requirements for A Level courses are six GCSEs grades 9-4 and above and five GCSE for an Advanced Vocational programme, including English Language. Please refer to the subject entry Guide to course for further information.

The College reserves the right to review course entry criteria at enrolment.

Course Course Specific English Maths Subject Science

A Level Art and Design

Portfolio of work

    4  

BTEC Art and Design National  Diploma (2 A Level)

Portfolio of work    

4 or

MM Extended Cert L2

 

A Level Biology

  4 6 6 66
A Level Business   4 4    

BTEC Business National Certificate  (1 A Level)

BTEC Business National Diploma 2 A Levels)

BTEC Business Extended National  Diploma  (3 A levels) 
  4 4 MM Extended Cert L2  

A Level Chemistry

  4 6 6 66

Criminology Applied Diploma (1 A level)

  4 4    

Digital Media Cambridge Technical Certificate (1 A level)

  4 4    

Digital Media Cambridge Diploma (2 A level) (new course) 

  4 4    

A Level Economics

  4 5    

A Level English Language and Literature

  55   55  

A Level English Literature

  55   55  

A Level French

  4   6  

A Level Geography

  4 4    

BTEC Health and Social Care National

Extended Diploma (3 A level)

  4   MM Extended Cert L2  

A level History

  5      

BTEC IT National Extended Certificate (1 A Level)

  4 4    

BTEC IT National Diploma (2  A Levels)

  4 4 MM Extended Cert L2  

A Level Maths

Maths Diagnostic Test 4 7 7  

A Level Media Studies

  4      

Performing Arts Cambridge Technical Diploma (2 A levels)

Interest in Dance/Drama/Music 4   MM Extended Cert L2  

A Level Photography

Portfolio of work 4      

A Level Physical Education

  4   4 in Science or PE  

A Level Physics

  4 6 6 66

A Level Politics

  4      

A level Portuguese

  4   6  

A Level Psychology

  5 5   5

A Level Religious Studies

  4      

BTEC Science National Extended Diploma (3 A Levels)

  4 5   55

A level Sociology

  4      

A Level Spanish

  4   6  

BTEC Sport National Extended Diploma (3 A levels)

  4   MM Extended Cert L2  

BTEC Travel and Tourism National Extended Certificate (1 A level)

  4      

BTEC Travel and Tourism  National Diploma (2 A levels)

  4   MM extended Cert L2  

 

 

BTEC Extended Certificates Level 2 GCSE's mainly 2's and 3's with a minimum of 2 grade 4's
BTEC Extended Certificate in Art and Design   BTEC L1 Merit/Merit plus 2 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above
BTEC Extended  Certificate in Business   BTEC L1 Merit/Merit plus 2 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above
BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care BTEC L1 Merit/Merit plus 2 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above
BTEC Extended Certificate in IT BTEC Merit L1/Merit plus 2 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above
BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport BTEC  L1/ Merit/Merit plus 2 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above
BTEC Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism BTEC  L1 Merit/Merit plus 2 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above
GCSE Maths Grade 2 or 3 in GCSE Maths
GCSE English Grade 2 or 3 in GCSE English
Level 1 Courses Entry Requirements
Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies Business No specific qualifications – the course is a good base for those wanting to progress to a Level 2 Vocational qualification
Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies IT No specific qualifications – the course is a good base for those wanting to progress to a Level 2 Vocational qualification
Functional Skills English Entry Level No GCSE English Qualifications
Functional Skills Maths Entry Level No GCSE Maths Qualifications
Functional Skills English Level 1 Grade 1 in GCSE English
Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Grade 1 in GCSE Maths