Post 16 Course Requirements

 

A level (Level 3)
Course‘5’ in GCSE English?‘5’ in GCSE Maths? Other Requirements / Notes
Art Yes No (4) GCSE Art – Grade 5
Biology/Chemistry Yes Yes GCSE Sciences – Grade 7, 7 and GCSE Maths – Grade 6
Physics Yes Yes GCSE Sciences – Grade 7, 7 and GCSE Maths – Grade 7 (must also take A level Maths or Core Maths)
Business Studies Yes Yes GCSE Business (if taken) – Grade 5
Five 4+s GCSEs
Computer Science Yes Yes GCSE Maths – Grade 6 (GCSE Computer Science – Grade 6)
Core Maths No (4+) Yes GCSE Maths – Grade 5+
Philosophy & Ethics Yes No (4) GCSE English & Ethics – Grade 6
Five 4+s GCSEs
English Literature Yes No (4) GCSE English Literature – Grade 6
GCSE English Language – Grade 5
Five 4+s GCSEs
English Language YesNo (4) GCSE English Literature & Language – Grade 5
Five 4+s GCSEs
Further Maths No (4+) Yes GCSE Maths – Grade 8+

*Must also take A-Level Maths
French Yes No (4) GCSE French – Grade 6
Geography Yes Yes GCSE Geography – Grade 6
History Yes No (4) GCSE History – Grade 6
Maths No (4+) Yes GCSE Maths – Grade 7+
Media studies Yes No (4) Preferably taken Media at GCSE – grade 6 required if taken
PE Yes No (4) GCSE PE – Grade 5+ (teacher reference needed if 5)
Photography Yes No (4) Five 4+s GCSEs
Politics Yes No (4) Five 4+s GCSEs
GCSE History or Ethics – grade 6
Product Design Yes Yes GCSE Product Design – Grade 5
Psychology Yes Yes GCSE Sciences – Grade 5
Sociology Yes No (4) GCSE Sociology – min Grade 4
Five 4+s GCSEs

 

 

   
Vocational (Level 3)   

Course

‘5’ in GCSE English?

‘5’ in GCSE Maths?

Other Requirements / Notes
   
Business (Single)   
   
No (4)   
   
No (4)   
   
Five   4+s GCSEs   

Business (Double)

No (4)

No (4)

Five 4+s GCSEs

Must have chosen single and be interested in a career in Business.
   
Travel and Tourism   
   
No (4)   
   
No (4)   
   
Five   4+s GCSEs   

Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

Yes (4)

Yes

GCSE Food – Grade 5

GCSE Sciences – Grade 4
   
Health   & Social Care (Double)   
   
Yes (4)   
   
No   
   
Five   4+s GCSEs
   
GCSE   Sciences – Grade 4   

Sport (Single, Double or Triple)

Yes (4+)

No

GCSE PE – Grade 4
   
Applied Science   
   
Yes (4)   
   
Yes   
   
GCSE   Sciences – Grade 5 (or 5-5 in combined Sciences)   

Music

Yes (4)

No (4)

GCSE Music – Grade 4, Instrument or singing – at least Grade 3
   
Performing Arts   
   
Yes (4+)   
   
No (4)   
   
GCSE   Drama or Dance – Grade 4, RAD or ISTD Ballet/Tap/Modern – Grade 5   

Art and Design

Yes (4)

No (4)

GCSE Art – Grade 4 or BTEC Art and Design L2 Pass

 

 

Other (Level 2)

Course

‘4’ in GCSE English?

‘4’ in GCSE Maths?

Other Requirements
   
English retake   
   
No   
   
No   
   
None   

Maths retake

No

No

None

Level 2 ICT (CIDA) (Single)

No

No

Must not have taken at GCSE

Level 2 Employability (Single)

No

No

None