Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

The aim of this policy is to ensure that students take courses they are well suited to and are able to make progress. We seek to provide courses that are well matched to the needs of our students, helping them to progress to higher education or good quality jobs, and are attractive to young people from other high schools.


Our entry requirement policy aims to ensure that all students study on a pathway which enables them to reach their personal best and progress on their chosen career pathway.

Our main entry requirements are as follows;

A minimum of 5 9-4 including English and Maths from five different subject areas.

We also have specific entry criteria for individual subjects:

A-Level Subject

GCSE requirement

Modern Foreign Languages

5 or above in specific Language


5 or above (7 or above for Further Maths)

English Lang or Lit

5 or above in English Lang or Lit

Individual Sciences

5 or above in specific science (plus 5 or above in Maths for Physics)

Computer Science

5 or above in Maths


5 or above in English Lang or Lit

Philosophy and Ethics

4 or above in English Lang or Lit


5 or above in Mathematics