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Entry Requirements

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For entry on to AS and BTEC courses, we require a minimum of:

5 A* – C full GCSE/ BTEC courses, including English Language and Mathematics at grade C or higher.

BTEC qualifications will only count as 1 GCSE. If more than 1 BTEC (Level 2) is studied, only the best will count towards the overall points score. GCSE short courses will not be included.

Only grades at C or above will be included.

All our courses have subject-specific entry requirements, details of which may be found in our course information or online prospectus on our website.

To help maximise both performance and progression students are encouraged to follow pathways which are most suited to their ability level, based on GCSE point score) and style of learning. 

Students with a GCSE point score in the region of 200-225 (Average Grade C) will be encouraged to follow a more coursework based subjects/vocational programme of study.  Students with an average GCSE point score of 225+ will be encouraged to purse a programme of study based on more exam based subjects.

Post 16 Pathways.
GCSE (best 5)/BTEC Point Score Recommended Programme of Study
250 Students will typically study 4 AS levels in Year 12 before progressing to 3 A2 subjects in the final year.  Students have full choice of any course, subject to course requirements
200 -225 Students will be encouraged to select a more coursework-based/vocational programme of study.

Points will be allocated as follows:

GCSE Grade/BTEC Level 2 Equivalent Point Score
A*/Distinction * 58
A/D 52
B/M 46
C/P 40