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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 25th August 2022. 

STUDENTS MUST HAVE AT LEAST A GCSE GRADE 5 OR ABOVE IN
MATHS AND ENGLISH

SUBJECT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

English Literature

Grade 6 or above in English Literature and English Language 

Maths

Grade 7 or above in Maths GCSE

Art

Grade 6 or above in Art GCSE or a strong portfolio of art related work

Biology

Grade  7 or above  in GCSE Biology and grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths  (students on the combined
science course would need to achieve grade 8-7 minimum)

BTEC Business

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Business or BTEC Business Merit 

Business
A-level

Grade 6 or above in GCSE in Business or Distinction* in BTEC Business

Chemistry

Grade 7 or above in GCSE Chemistry and Maths  (students on the combined science course would need to achieve grade 8-7 minimum)

Computer Science

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Computer Science and a grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics.

Please note - GCSE Computer Science is NOT a
prerequisite for this course, as long as the student has gained a 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and has strong Science GCSEs, particularly Physics

Dance

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Dance 

Drama

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Drama 

Economics

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths

French

Grade 7 or above in French GCSE

Further Maths

Grade 8 or above in Maths GCSE

Geography

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Geography

History

Grade 6 or above in History and English

Music

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

Physics

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

Portuguese

Grade 7 or above in Portuguese GCSE

Product Design

Grade 6 or above in Product Design

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

Psychology

Grade 6 or above in English and Biology (students achieving the double award in Science should have 6-6)

Spanish

Grade 7 or above in Spanish GCSE

BTEC Sport

Grade 5 or above  in GCSE PE or Merit in BTEC Sport (but must include the minimum of a Merit in the Unit 1 exam) 

A Level Sport

Grade 7 or above in GCSE PE (and must either be a member of a sports team or willing to coach a team)