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Sixth Form Entry Requirements

 

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Applications 2018/19

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

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

Course Level

Requirements

3 A Levels

 

 

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination

 

Vocational Level 3 subjects

Seven 9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects. No vocational subjects allowed,

 

Combination of five 9 - 4 grades at GCSE or merit or above in Vocational subjects.

 

Five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a Merit or grade 4 in a relevant Vocational qualification or GCSE.

 

A Levels require a grade 6 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 grade 6 for Core and Additional Science, as well as a grade 6 or above in relevant subject modules.

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a grade 6 overall in the relevant Science subject, as well as at least two grade 6s in relevant subject modules.

For Vocational Science a grade 5 will be needed in Double Award Science.

 

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.

 

Enrolment from the age of 17/18 is at the discretion of the Head of Sixth Form who will take into account the students most recent academic results. In most cases students will only be accepted onto Vocational level 3 courses unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Subject

English Lang

Maths grade

Relevant subject

Other requirements/information

Art

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Will need to attend a portfolio interview

Biology

5

5

(Minimum grade- see other reqs)

Must attain an overall grade 6 in Y11 GCSE, including grade 6 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 6 at least in both. #

Business

5

5

Not required but if taken, grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #

Chemistry

5

6

At least a 6 grade at GCSE

-

Core Maths

-

5

At least a – grade 5 at GCSE

-

Drama

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Will need to attend an audition

Economics

5

5

Not required but if taken, grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Further Maths

-

8

-

Must also be doing Maths A Level

Geography

5

5

At least a  grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject #

History

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Media

5

-

At least a  grade 6 at GCSE

Students who have not studied Media will require a  grade 6 or above in a related subject such as Art or History GCSE.

Modern Foreign Languages

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

-

PE

5

-

Students also require a grade 6 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  grade 6 at GCSE

Will also need to study A Level Maths

Psychology

5

5

Not required but if taken, grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject. 

Religious Studies

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Sociology

5

5

Not required but if taken,  grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #