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6th Form Entry Requirements

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Applications 2017/18
Sixth Form Entry Requirements

Applicants applying to the Harris Sixth Form will attain the required entry-level standard.  These are:

Applications 2017/18

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

 

Applicants applying to the Harris Sixth Form will attain the required entry-level standard.  These are:

Course Level

Requirements

4 A Levels

 

3 A Levels

 

 

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination

 

Vocational Level 3 subjects

Must have average GCSE points score of 52+

 

7 A* - C/9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects. No vocational subjects allowed

 

Combination of 5 A* - C/ 9 - 4 grades at GCSE or merit or above in Vocational subjects.

 

5 A* -C/ 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a Merit or C/4 grade in a relevant Vocational qualification or GCSE.

 

A Levels require a B/6 grade in a relevant GCSE subject.

ECDL suitable for entry to vocational courses only

Extended writing A Level subject students will need a  combination of at least grades 4 and 5 in English Language and English Literature.

 

 

  General information

Maths

Any student wishing to study A Level maths from a GCSE grade 6 will have to pass an algebra test to assess their suitability for the course.

English Literature

Students will need a combination of at least grade 5 and 6 in English Language and English Literature.

Science Based Subjects

Students taking GCSE Double Award Science must have at least a BB grade for Core and Additional Science, as well as a B grade or above in relevant subject modules not including the ISA module.

 

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a B grade overall in the relevant Science subject, as well as at least two B grades in relevant subject modules not including the ISA module.

 

For Vocational Science a C grade will be needed in both Core and Additional Science GCSE and at least a Merit at Vocational Level 2.

 

Resit English GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in either English Language or Literature will be required to resit English Language GCSE.

Resit Maths GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above will need to resit their Maths GCSE.

 


 

Subject

English Lang

Maths grade

Relevant subject

Other requirements/information

Accounting

5

6

Not required

-

Art

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will need to attend a portfolio interview

Biology

5

5

(Minimum grade- see other reqs)

Must attain an overall grade B in Y11 GCSE, including grade B on the Biology exam paper (higher tier paper).

Extended writing subject. 

Students need to have studied a minimum of two GCSEs in science, reaching grade B at least in both. #

Business

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #

Chemistry

5

6

At least a B grade at GCSE

-

Computer Science

5

6

At least a B grade in Computer Science

Will need to have Science/ Physics B grade

Core Maths

-

5

At least a 5 grade at GCSE

-

Drama

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will need to attend an audition

Economics

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Further Maths

-

8

-

Must also be doing Maths A Level

Geography

5

5

At least a B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject #

History

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject

History of Art

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Students will need a B grade in a a Humanities subject

Law

5

-

Not required

-

Media

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Students who have not studied Media will require a B grade or above in a related subject such as Art or History GCSE.

Modern Foreign Languages

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

-

Music

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will need to have studied Grade V in their instrument of choice and will also need to attend an audition

Music Technology

-

-

Grade B or above at GCSE Music or Distinction at BTEC Level 2 Music

Required to have basic keyboard skills and some knowledge of reading notation.

PE

5

-

Students also require a grade B or above in Physical Education and Biology GCSE.

Must be actively involved in a sport outside of the Academy

Photography

5

-

-

Will need to attend a portfolio interview

Physics

5

                    6

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will also need to study A Level Maths

Politics

5

-

 B grade in another Humanities subject at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Product Design subjects

5

5

At least a B grade in the specific Product Design subject

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Psychology

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject. 

Religious Studies

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Sociology

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #