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Subject Specific Requirements

At Â鶹AV we offer a wide range of Â鶹AV courses. The advantage of following an Â鶹AV programme is that you are able to keep your options open and not specialise or go down a particular route before you are ready.

Alternatively, if you know which subject you would like to specialise in you should consider one of our applied general qualifications such as a BTEC Extended Diplomas (3 A Level equivalent) or combine the two.

The combination of subjects you choose is very important as your future aspirations and interests could depend on them.

Please note that students must have passed a minimum of 5 GCSE courses.

Please note that the entry requirements listed on this website are the latest and most current. These criteria shall be used by the College in adjudicating successful applications, superseding any entry requirements stated in the printed prospectus or other printed materials.

Subject Specific Entry Requirements – Â鶹AVs

Â鶹AVExam BoardEntry RequirementMinimum GCSE Points Score
AccountingAQA– Grade 4 English Language
– Grade 6 Mathematics
4.5
Fine ArtEDUQAS– Grade 6 GCSE Visual Arts subject. If a GCSE Visual Art subject has not been studied, a portfolio will be required
– Grade 4 English Language
4.0
BiologyAQA– Grade 6 in Biology and grade 6 in one other science or 6-6 combined science
– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 6 Mathematics
5.6
BusinessAQA– Grade 4 English Language
– Grade 5 Mathematics
4.5
ChemistryAQA– Grade 6 in Chemistry and grade 6 in one other science or 6-6 combined science
– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 6 Mathematics
5.6 (or a 7 in Maths)
Computer ScienceOCR– Grade 4 English Language
– Grade 6 Mathematics (Grade 7 Mathematics if Computer Science not studied)
– Grade 6 Computer Science (if studied)
5.6
EconomicsAQA– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 6 Mathematics
5.0
English LanguageAQA– Grade 5 English Language4.5
English Literature and Language CombinedEDEXCEL– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 5 English Literature
4.5
English LiteratureEDEXCEL– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 5 English Literature
4.5
GeographyAQA– Grade 6 in Geography
– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 4 Mathematics
5.0
PoliticsEDEXCEL– Grade 5 English Language5.0
Graphic DesignEDUQUAS– Grade 5 GCSE Visual Arts subject. If a GCSE Visual Art subject has not been studied, a portfolio will be required
– Grade 4 English Language
4.0
HistoryAQA– Grade 6 History (if studied)
– Grade 5 English Language
5.0
LawOCR– Grade 5 English Language4.5
MathsAQA– Grade 4 English Language
– Grade 7 Maths
5.6
Further MathsAQA– Grade 4 English Language
– Grade 8 Mathematics
Must be taken as a programme of 4x A-level equivalent
6.8
Media StudiesEDUQAS– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 5 English Literature
4.5
PhotographyEDEXCEL– Grade 5 GCSE Visual Arts subject. If a GCSE Visual Art subject has not been studied, a portfolio will be required
– Grade 4 English Language
4.0
Physical EducationOCR– 5 PE (if studied) and Grade 5-5 Combined Science, and must be currently playing a competitive sport
– Grade 4 English Language
4.5
PhysicsAQA– Grade 6 in Physics and grade 6 in one other science or 6-6 combined science
– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 6 Mathematics
5.6 (or 7 in Maths)
PoliticsEDEXCEL– Grade 5 English Language5.0
PsychologyAQA– Grade 5 in any two science subjects
– Grade 5 English Language
– Grade 5 Mathematics
5.0
Religion, Ethics and Philosophy EDUQAS– Grade 5 English Language4.5
SociologyAQA– Grade 5 English Language4.5
SpanishAQA– Grade 6 Spanish
– Grade 6 English Language
5.6 (or 7 in Spanish)
Textiles and Fashion DesignEDUQAS– Grade 5 GCSE Visual Arts subject. If a GCSE Visual Art subject has not been studied, a portfolio will be required
– Grade 4 English Language
4.0

Subject Specific Entry Requirements – Applied General

CourseExam BoardEntry RequirementMinimum GCSE Points Score
Business (BTEC Extended Certificate) BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language
– Grade 4 Mathematics
3.5
Criminology (WJEC Diploma)WJEC– Grade 5 in English Language4.5
Digital Design and
Commercial Photography
Diploma (UAL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Visual Arts)
UAL Awarding Body– Grade 4 GCSE Visual Arts subject or merit in a Visual Arts subject (if studied). If a Visual Art subject has not been studied a portfolio will be required
– Grade 4 in English Language
3.5
Creative Digital Media
Practice (Games Design)
Extended Certificate
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
Creative Digital Media
Production (BTEC
Extended Certificate)
MEDIA
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
Health and Social Care
Extended Certificate
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
Health and Social Care
Diploma
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
Health and Social Care
Extended Diploma
BTEC– Grade 4 in any two Sciences or 4-4 combined Science
– Grade 4 in English Language
3.5
Human Biology (Applied)
Extended Certificate
BTEC– Grade 5 in Biology
– Grade 5 in Another Science subject or 5-5 in Combined Science
– Grade 4 in English Language
– Grade 5 Mathematics
4.5
IT Introductory DiplomaOCR– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
Law (Applied)
Extended Certificate
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
Music Extended CertificateBTEC– Grade 4 in English Language
– Grade 4 (or merit) in Music (if studied) (plus audition)
3.5
Performing and
Production Arts Diploma (UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts)
UAL Awarding Body– Grade 4 in English Language (plus audition)3.5
Performance (Dance)
Extended Certificate
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language (plus audition)3.5
Psychology (Applied)
Extended Certificate
BTEC– Grade 4 in any two Sciences or 4-4 Combined Science
– Grade 4 in English Language
– Grade 4 Mathematics
3.5
Science (Applied)
Extended Certificate
BTEC– Grade 5 in any two Sciences or 5-5 Combined Science
– Grade 4 in English Language
– Grade 5 Mathematics
4.5
Sport Extended
Certificate
BTEC– Grade 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied)
– Grade 4 in English Language
3.5
Sport DiplomaBTEC– Grade 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied)
– Grade 4 in English Language
3.5
Sport Extended DiplomaBTEC– Grade 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied)
– Grade 4 in English Language
3.5
Uniformed Protective
Services Extended
Certificate
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
Uniformed Protective
Services Extended
Diploma
BTEC– Grade 4 in English Language3.5
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