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Sixth Form Subjects Entry Requirements 2024

  • You must achieve at least a grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics
  • You must achieve 5 or more 9-5 grades at GCSE level
  • You must also have met the criteria below for each subject.** Subjects which must have been studied at GCSE level

Sixth Form Subject

Minimum GCSE Entry requirement


6 in Biology (Triple) or 6-6 combined Science & 6 Maths


6 in Chemistry (Triple) or 6-6 combined Science & 6 Maths


6 in Physics (Triple) or 6-6 combined Science & 6 Maths

** Art Craft & Design – Fine Art

6 in Art GCSE

**Art - 3D Design

6 in Art GCSE


6 in History or English Literature if History not studied

Classical Civilisation

6 in Classical Civilisation, or 6 in English literature if Classics not studied


6 in Maths, English Language/Literature Combined Science

Government & Politics

6 in English Language or History


6 in Spanish


6 in French

WJEC Applied Diploma Criminology

5 in GCSE English Language  


6 in English Language or Religious Education

BTEC Health & Social Care

5 in English Language/Literature, Maths and Combined Science


6 in Geography or 6-6 Combined Science

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

6 in Religious Education or English language if RE not studied

Core Mathematics (AS)

5 in Mathematics (Higher tier)


7 in Mathematics or 6 in Maths and Science (6-6 or 6 in 2 of the 3 single sciences)

English Literature

6 in English Literature

English Language

6 in English Language

Level 3 Cambridge Technical

5 in PE or Merit at Level 2 Cambridge National/BTEC sport

5 in English Lang and Maths if PE/Sport not studied

Physical Education

6 in GCSE PE including 6 in the examined component.  If PE not studied - 6 in English and Combined Science(6-6) or Biology

Computer Science

6 in Computer Science or Mathematics if not studied


5 in either Art and Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Photography, Creative IMedia or a portfolio of photographs to be submitted to assess suitability.

BTEC Film & TV - Creative Media

5 in English Language & Mathematics

Business Studies

6 in Business Studies or Mathematics if not studied

To apply, complete the application link below;

Sixth Form Application Form

The closing date for the application form is Friday 24th November.


What happens once I have applied?

Confirmation of your application will be sent to your registered email upon submission of your application form. 

Once the application deadline passes, the subject blocks are created and applications are then considered.

From late January 2024, invites will be sent to all applicants for a meeting with a member of the Sixth Form team to discuss your application. These meetings are expected to take place around March time, either in-person or virtually.

Students application status will be updated with conditional offers once all meetings are complete in the Spring Term.