Pre-Sixth (Level 2) Entry Requirements
The general entry requirement for study at Level 2 is five GCSEs at grades 9-3 and suitability for the individual components of the pathway that you have chosen. Suitability to cope with the organisation, independence and expected behavior and attendance is essential. An identified and appropriate progression pathway is essential before starting the Level 2 Pathway. This pathway is only suitable for those aged 16 on 31 August in the year of entry.
Level 3 Entry Requirements (A Levels & A Level-equivalent courses)
The general entry requirement for study at Level 3 is five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths. Many subjects require grades 9-6 at GCSE in the relevant subject. Please see the individual course descriptions for details of the entry requirements for each course. Students who narrowly miss English or Maths but gain five other 9-4 grades may be offered a place with provision to retake if these subjects do not form part of the subject specific entry requirements.
Students from overseas
If you are applying from overseas and not taking GCSEs or IGCSEs we will ask you to sit tests to identify which is the right pathway for you.
English and Maths GCSE
Any student who has not achieved at least a grade 4 in English or Maths GCSE (or equivalent) will attend lessons and be supported to take these exams.