We will be revising our entry requirements during 2016/17 to take account of the new changes to GCSEs grading as well as significant reforms to be both A Level and BTEC qualifications.

We will ensure we explain any changes we make when we talk through your course choices with you and visit your schools. If your goal is to study A levels you should be aiming to achieve a grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths. We have included last year’s entry requirements below as broad guidance.

 

How to work out your GCSE score

Each GCSE grade is given a number of points as outlined here:

A* = 8 points
A = 7 points
B = 6 points
C = 5 points
D = 4 points
E = 3 points
F = 2 points
G = 1 point
U = 0 point

 

Write down the GCSE subjects you have taken and the results that you have achieved or hope to get. Then add the points together and divide by the number of subjects you have taken. For instance:

English – B = 6

Maths – C = 5

History – B = 6

Art & Design – A = 7

Geography – D = 4

Drama – C = 5

Total 33 points. Divided by number of subjects (6) = 5.5 average GCSE score

In order to study a GCE FOUR AS/A Level programme, students need to have achieved:

  • At least 5 A*-C grades at GCSE in one sitting, including 2 B grades
  • An average GCSE score of at least 5 (work out your score using the info to the left)
  • GCSE English, (Language preferred)
  • Meet the specific subject criteria as outlined in the course info.

 

In order to study a GCE THREE AS/A Level programme, students need to have achieved:

  • At least 5 A*-C grades at GCSE in one sitting
  • GCSE English (Language preferred)
  • Meet the specific subject criteria as outlined in the course info.

 

To follow a Science Programme (one that includes any two of these courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths) you will need an average GCSE score of 5.5 plus a minimum B in Maths and a B in Science (core) and a B in Additional Science (or B in GCSE Biology/Chemistry/Physics).

To study a BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma you will need to have achieved:

  • 4 A*-Cs at GCSE or a Merit in a full Level 2 BTEC Diploma
  • If you want to add an A Level with your BTEC, you will need to meet the entry criteria for 4 A Levels

 

To study BTEC Fast Track you need to have achieved:

  • 5 GCSEs grade E or above or a Merit in a full Level 1 BTEC Certificate.

To start the GCSE programme you need to have achieved:

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade D, including a D in GCSE English
  • Overseas applicants will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test and must score the equivalent of a D or IELTS 5.5 (Reading and Writing).