Entry requirements

Predicted GCSE grades are used to assess your suitability for entry onto all of our courses, and most importantly your likely ability to achieve your potential through your chosen route.

We review your GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades, and the and the best grades from your remaining subjects best grades from your remaining subjects. We review your GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades separately and you will see on each subject the details and grades required - the majority of our courses require at least a grade 4 for English and Mathematics (any many require grade 5) but please refer to the either the A Level or vocational entry requirement table. 

We appreciate that not all students will have decided to pursue a full GCSE programme and that you may also be taking other courses such as a BTEC Diploma. Only GCSE qualifications are taken into account if you are applying for A Level entry; but other qualifications, including BTECs, are assessed if you are applying for a Level 2 or Level 3 vocational BTEC diploma, or any other programme.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS

COURSE

REQUIREments

A Level

To study an A Level programme you should also achieve at least 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs from your best 6 subjects.

Level 3 Extended Diploma

To study for a Level 3 Extended Diploma you should also achieve at least 3 grade Cs from your best 6 subjects (a Pass at a Level 2 vocational subject equates to grade C). 

Level 2 Diploma / Extended Certificate

To study a Level 2 Diploma or an Extended Certificate you must achieve at least 3 grade Ds in appropriate subjects from 6 GCSEs. 

Pathways Programme

You will be invited to attend a consultation.

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Foundation Programme

You will be invited to attend an interview to discuss your options.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics will be required to re-sit these qualifications at College alongside their other studies. 

International students

Applications from students outside the UK will be individually assessed and you will need to have completed an advanced level qualification in English, such as IELTS, to demonstrate your ability to study in English. Students who do not hold GCSE or IGCSE qualifications must also obtain a NARIC Certificate (please visit: http://ecctis.co.uk/naric/ for further information). The College is not registered with the UK Border Agency - please visit www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk for further information.