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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 20th August 2020.

 

Subject

Entry Requirement

English Literature

6+ in English Literature and English Language 

Maths/Further 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 7-7 minimum and would be considered on an individual basis)

BTEC Business

5+ in GCSE Business or BTEC Business, 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 7-7 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

French

7+ French GCSE

Geography

5+ in GCSE Geography and English

History

5+ GCSE grades 9-5 including English, Maths and History.  Grade 6 or above in English & 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 7-7 minimum and would be considered on an individual basis)

Portuguese

7+ Portuguese GCSE

Product Design

6+  in Product Design

5+ in English, Maths, Science

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

Literacy is important because the portfolio is 35 pages minimum

Psychology

6+ in English, Maths and at least 2 sciences. You need a combination of English, science and maths skills to do well in this subject

Spanish

7+ Spanish  GCSE

A Level Sport

7+ GCSE PE and must either be a member of a sports team or willing to coach a team.

BTEC Sport

5+ GCSE PE/Merit + BTEC Sport Level 2 and 5+ in GCSE Science