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Entry Criteria

Courses in the Sixth Form require a high level of intellectual ability and commitment to work; it is paramount that students select courses that are appropriate to their ability.

A good guide to identify the most suitable pathway is to use the GCSE total point score (TPS) system; this gives a true reflection of a student’s current ability and has proved a reliable tool in deciding on the correct courses.

Students must:

  • Have a minimum TPS of 32
  • Meet the subject specific entry criteria
  • Have a full programme of study, this entails 3 or 4 Level 3 qualifications (A level courses or equivalent)
GCSES WITH OLD LETTER GRADING BTEC GCSES WITH NEW NUMBER GRADING
Grade Score Grade Score Grade Score
A* 8.5 D* 8.5 9 9
A 7 D 7 8 8
B 5.5 M 5.5 7 7
C 4 P 4 6 6
D 3 Level 1 1.75 5 5
E 2     4 4
F 1.5     3 3
G 1     2 2
U 0     1 1

To work out your TPS, add up your best 8 grades (including Maths and English Language)

The subject specific entry criteria can be found by clicking the link in the documents below.

Documents

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