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Sixth Form Entry Requirements

St Edward’s Academy 2019

Students must achieve the following at GCSE for their intended pathway in the Sixth Form:

A-Level Pathway: Grade 6 in English, Grade 6 in Mathematics as well as 4 other GCSEs covering Grades 6-9.

 Must meet minimum requirements for each subject of their choice.

A-Level & Btec Pathway: All students must have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at Grades 5-9, including a minimum of grade 5 in English and Grade 4 in Mathematics.

 Must meet minimum subject requirement for the individual BTEC and accompanying A-Level course.

The subject specific entry requirements for our courses are listed below. This information is also available within the individual subject comments of the prospectus.

 

A-Level Subject

Minimum GCSE Entry Requirements

Accounting Grade 6 in Mathematics. A GCSE in Business would be helpful and if studied should be at least a Grade 6
Architecture and 3D design Grade 5 in a technology based subject
Art (Fine Art) Grade 6 in Art
Art Textiles Grade 6 in Art/Art Textiles
Biology Grade 6 in both Core and Additional Science or Grade 6 in Biology as well as Grade 5 in Mathematics
Business Studies If GCSE Business has been studied it should be a Grade 6, otherwise Grade 6 in Mathematics and English
Chemistry Grade 7 in both Core and Additional Science or Grade 7 in Chemistry, as well as Grade 6 in Mathematics
Drama and Theatre Studies Grade 6 in both English Language and Literature
Economics If GCSE Business Studies has been studied it should be a Grade 6, as well as Grade 6 in Mathematics
English Language Grade 6 in English Language
English Literature Grade 7 in English Literature and a Grade 6 in English Language
Further Mathematics Grade 8 in Mathematics
Geography Grade 6 in Geography
Government and Politics Grade 6 in English Language
History Grade 6 in History
Mathematics Grade 7 in Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages: French and Spanish Grade 6 in the relevant language
Music Grade 6 in Music
Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Thought If GCSE RS has been studied it should be a Grade 6, otherwise Grade 6 in English
Photography Grade 6 in Art/Art Textiles, as well as access to a good quality digital SLR camera, Photoshop or similar and a printer
Physics Grade 7 in both Core and Additional Science or Grade 7 in Physics, as well as Grade 7 in Mathematics
Psychology Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 5 in Mathematics
Sociology Grade 6 in English Language
 

BTEC Subject

 

Minimum GCSE Entry Requirements

BTEC Sports and Exercise Science Grade 5 in English, Grade 5 in Mathematics and/or Grade 4 in PE
BTEC in IT If GCSE IT has been studied it should be a GCSE Grade 5 or above otherwise Grade 5 in Mathematics