Entry Requirements (for academic year starting Sept 2020) – Academic Pathways
A-Levels – Subject Specific Entry Requirements
Basic entry requirements for all A-Level subjects are a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grade 6 (legacy grade B), with Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Mathematics. Additionally, some subjects also have subject specific entry requirements, which are outlined in the table below:
|Subject||Level||Specific Entry Requirements|
|ART||A-Level||6 or above B in GCSE Art|
|BIOLOGY||A-Level||6 or above in GCSE Science & 6 in GCSE English Language & Maths|
|BUSINESS STUDIES||A-Level||6 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 Mathematics and English Language. 6 or above in GCSE Information Technology/BTEC equivalent at Distinction|
|ECONOMICS||A-Level||6 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||6 or above in GCSE Geography|
|GOVERNMENT & POLITICS||A-Level||6 or above in GCSE English Language|
|HISTORY||A-Level||6 or above in GCSE English Language|
|LAW||A-Level||6 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||6 or above in GCSE English Language|
|MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES||A-Level||6 or above in chosen language(GCSE or equivalent)|
|PHYSICS||A-Level||6 or above in GCSE Science & 6 in GCSE English Language & Maths|
|PSYCHOLOGY||A-Level||6 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics|
|RELIGIOUS STUDIES||A-Level||6 or above in GCSE English Language|
|SOCIOLOGY||A-Level||6 or above in GCSE English Language|
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).
|HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3||BTEC (triple)|
|IT PRACTITIONERS||BTEC (triple)|
Level 2 Pathways (BTEC Level 2) – 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.
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