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Entry Requirements

 

In order to begin any of the A Level or vocational courses offered by Northwood Sixth Form, you must achieve the following grades at GCSE. 

Conditional offers for the Sixth Form will be confirmed upon receipt of GCSE results on Thursday 12th August 2021.

 

Subject

Entry Requirement

English Literature

6+ in English Literature and English Language 

Maths

7+ in Maths GCSE

Art

6+ Art GCSE or a strong portfolio of art related work

Biology

7+ in GCSE Biology and 6+ in GCSE Maths and English (students on the combined science course would need to achieve grade 8-7 minimum and would be considered on an individual basis)

BTEC Business

5+ in GCSE Business or BTEC Business Merit, 5+ in GCSE Maths 

Business
A-level

7+ GCSE in Business or Distinction* in Business BTEC, 7+ in GCSE Maths

Chemistry

7+ in GCSE Chemistry and Maths and 6+ in English (students on the combined science course would need to achieve grade 8-7 minimum and would be considered on an individual basis)

Computer Science

7+ in GCSE Computer Science and GCSE Mathematics.

Please note - GCSE Computer Science is NOT a prerequisite for this course, as long as the student has gained a 7+ above in GCSE Mathematics and has strong Science GCSEs, particularly Physics

Drama

6+ in GCSE Drama and English

Economics

7+ in GCSE Maths & 7 in GCSE English

French

7+ French GCSE

Further Maths

8+ in Maths GCSE

Geography

6+ in GCSE Geography and 6+ in English & Maths

History

5+ GCSE grades 9-5 including English, Maths and History.  Grade 6 or above in English and 7 or above in History

Music

7+ in music GCSE and Grade 6+ in chosen instrument. English GCSE grade 6+

Physics

7+ in GCSE Physics and Maths and 6+ in English (students on the combined science course would need to achieve grade 8-7 minimum and would be considered on an individual basis)

Portuguese

7+ Portuguese GCSE

Product Design

6+  in Product Design, English, Maths, Science

You need good technical drawing skills (isometric, 1.P.P, 2.P.P, etc)

Psychology

6+ in English and 7+ in Maths & Biology and at least 1 more science (students achieving the double award in Science should have 7+ in both)

Spanish

7+ Spanish  GCSE

BTEC Sport

6+ in GCSE PE or Merit+ in BTEC Sport (but must include the minimum of a Merit in the Unit 1 exam) and 5+ in Science