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Entry Requirements

2017-18 Entry Requirements – Academic Pathways

A-Levels – Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Basic entry requirements for all A-Level subjects is a minimum of 5 grade B (Grade 6) including GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Science. Additionally, some subjects also have subject specific entry rquirements, which are outlined in the table below:

 

Subject

Level

Specific   Entry Requirements

ART

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE Art

BIOLOGY

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE Science & 6 (B Grade) in GCSE English & Maths

BUSINESS   STUDIES

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

CHEMISTRY

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE Science & 6 (B Grade) in GCSE English & Maths

COMPUTING   SCIENCE

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in Mathemmatics and English. B or above in GCSE Information   Technology/BTEC equivalent at Dist

DESIGN   & TECHNOLOGY

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE Design & Technology

DRAMA

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE Drama

ECONOMICS

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE Maths & English

ENGLISH   LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

ENGLISH   LITERATURE

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

GEOGRAPHY

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE   Geography            

GOVERNMENT   & POLITICS

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

GRAPHIC   ILLUSTRATION

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE Graphics

HISTORY

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

LAW

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

MATHEMATICS

A-Level

7 (A   Grade) or above in GCSE Mathematics

MATHEMATICS,   FURTHER

A-Level

8/9 (A*   Grade) or above in GCSE Mathematics

MEDIA   STUDIES

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

MODERN   FOREIGN LANGUAGES

A-Level

B or   above in chosen language (GCSE or equivalent)

MUSIC   TECHNOLOGY

A-Level

Interview/Audition   with Head of Music. Please contact Mr Holder, Head of Music, via email:   craig.holder@sjcr.net

PHILOSOPHY

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

PHYSICS

A-Level

B or   above in GCSE Science & 6 (B Grade) in GCSE English & Maths

PSYCHOLOGY

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

RELIGIOUS   STUDIES

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

SOCIOLOGY

A-Level

6 (B   Grade) or above in GCSE English

Entry Requirements – Vocational Pathways

BTEC National and Vocational Courses (Level 3) – Subject Specific Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for all Level 3 vocational courses are 5 A*-C grades (grades 5-9) at GCSE Level (including English, Mathematics and Science).

 

Subject

Level

Notes

APPLIED   SCIENCE

BTEC   (single)

Can   only be taken in addition to either BUS, ICT or HSC

BUSINESS

BTEC (triple)

 

FINANCIAL   STUDIES

BTEC   (single)

Can   only be taken in addition to either BUS, ICT or HSC

HEALTH &   SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3

BTEC   (triple)

 

IT   PRACTITIONERS

BTEC   (triple)

 

SPORTS   SCIENCE

BTEC   (single)

Can   only be taken in addition to either BUS, ICT or HSC

Entry Requirements – Level 2 Pathways

BTEC Level 2 courses - Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for all Level 2 vocational courses are mainly 'D' grades (grade 3/4) for at least 5 GCSE subjects, including English, Mathematics and Science.

Level 2 students will study either Business Studies or Health & Social Care, along with GCSE English Language (mature) and/or GCSE Mathematics (mature).

 

* Please note that some A Level/BTEC courses will only run subject to availability.