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2017-18 Entry Requirements – Academic Pathways

A-Levels – Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Basic entry requirements for all A-Level subjects is a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grade B (with Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Mathematics). 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 5 or above in GCSE English
CHEMISTRY A-Level B or above in GCSE Science & 6 in GCSE English & Maths
COMPUTING   SCIENCE A-Level 5 or above in Mathemmatics and English Language. B or above in GCSE Information Technology/BTEC equivalent at Distinction
DESIGN   & TECHNOLOGY A-Level B or above in GCSE Design & Technology
DRAMA A-Level B or above in GCSE Drama
ECONOMICS A-Level 5 or above in GCSE Maths & English Language
ENGLISH   LANGUAGE & LITERATURE A-Level 6 or above in GCSE English Language or Literature
ENGLISH   LITERATURE A-Level 6 or above in GCSE English Language and Literature
GEOGRAPHY A-Level B or above in GCSE Geography
GOVERNMENT   & POLITICS A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English
GRAPHIC   ILLUSTRATION A-Level B or above in GCSE Graphics
HISTORY A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
LAW A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
MATHEMATICS A-Level 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics
MATHEMATICS,   FURTHER A-Level 8 or 9 in GCSE Mathematics
MEDIA   STUDIES A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
MODERN   FOREIGN LANGUAGES A-Level B or above in chosen language (GCSE or equivalent)
MUSIC   TECHNOLOGY A-Level Interview/Audition with Head of Music
PHILOSOPHY A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
PHYSICS A-Level B or above in GCSE Science & 6 in GCSE English & Maths
PSYCHOLOGY A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
RELIGIOUS   STUDIES A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
SOCIOLOGY A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language

Entry Requirements – Vocational Pathways

BTEC Level 3 – Subject Specific Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for all Level 3 vocational courses are 5 A*-C grades (grades 4-9) at GCSE Level (including English Language or Literature, 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)
HEALTH &   SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3 BTEC (triple)
 IT PRACTITIONERS  BTEC (triple)
 MARKETING BTEC (single) Can only be taken in addition to either BUS, ICT or HSC
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 in English Language or Literature and Maths) 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 be aware that these entry requirements are to be used as a guide only. Sir John Cass Sixth Form has the right to change the entry requirements at any time without advance notice.