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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 6 or above in GCSE Science & 6 in GCSE English Language & Maths
BUSINESS STUDIES A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
CHEMISTRY A-Level 6 or above in GCSE Science & 6 in GCSE English Language & Maths
COMPUTING SCIENCE A-Level 5 or above in Mathemmatics and English Language. B or above in GCSE Information Technology/BTEC equivalent at Distinction
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 6or above in GCSE Geography
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
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 6 or above in chosen language(GCSE or equivalent)
PHILOSOPHY A-Level 5 or above in GCSE English Language
PHYSICS A-Level 6 or above in GCSE Science & 6 in GCSE English Language & 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 Grades 9-4 (or legacy A*-C grades) at GCSE Level (including English Language or Literature, Mathematics and Science).

Subject Level Notes
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

Entry Requirements – Level 2 Pathways

BTEC Level 2 courses – Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for all Level 2 vocational courses are a minimum grade 3 in English Language or Literature & Maths and at least three other subjects, including 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. In addition the course list on offer should be used as a guide only and is by no means exhaustive. Sir John Cass Sixth Form has the right to change course listings at any time without advance notice. In addition, a course will not run if  the number of students in a teaching group is too low for the course to be viable. An alternative course will be offered, where possible.