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Admissions and Entry Requirements

Note to Applicants

All courses are subject to viable numbers.

  • Submitting applications by the December before the year of entry will help ensure all choices are feasible.  However applications can be submitted and are still welcomed after this date.
  • Entry into the Sixth Form is specific for the individual courses, please see the requirements table below.

Jackie Palmer Academy Links

We also work in conjuction with Jackie Palmer Academy. Details below.


Minimum Entry Requirements

A Levels traditional pathway (5 GCSE 9 – 5 grades including English and Maths)

 Art, Craft & Design              

 (Art, Photography or Textiles)

 GCSE Art, Photography, Textiles 6


 GCSE Combined or 2 x separate Sciences 6, Maths 6


 GCSE Combined or 2 x separate Sciences 6, Maths 6

 English Literature

 GCSE English Language & Literature 6


 GCSE Geography 6


 GCSE History 6


 GCSE Maths 7


 GCSE Spanish 7

 AQA Applied Business

 GCSE Business grade 5 if taken, if not taken English and Maths grade 5

IB Diploma subjects – Standard ( grade 4 minimum grade) or Higher(grade 6 minimum grade)

 Film Studies

 GCSE Media 4 if taken

 IB ICT in a Global Society

 GCSE computing or iMedia 4 if taken


 GCSE English, Maths & Science 6 (grade 4 if standard taken)


GCSE English, 6 (grade 4 if standard taken)

Level 3 and IBCP pathway (5 GCSE 9 –4grades including English and Maths grade 4)

BTEC Performing Arts Foundation Diploma

GCSE Drama 4 + audition

 BTEC Science Foundation Diploma

 GCSE Science 4

 BTEC Sport Foundation Diploma

 GCSE Sport 4 or BTEC Sport Pass