In order to be considered for an offer of a place, you will need to be estimated (at the time of applying) to achieve a minimum GCSE profile broadly equivalent to four subjects at grade 6 and four subjects at grade 5. These eight subjects must be full GCSE/IGCSE level (or equivalent, e.g. Merit in a Level 2 vocational qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade 6) and need to include English Language and Maths, alongside your best six other grades. These will then be used to calculate your 'admissions score'
The College values IGCSE qualifications and the grades awarded in exactly the same way as GCSE qualifications. We also recognise that you may be taking at least one vocational/applied course at Key Stage 4. The inclusion of such a course in your programme does not advantage or disadvantage your application in any way and up to two of these types of qualification can be included in your ‘admissions score’. What matters is that your Key Stage 4 programme provides a suitably balanced range of courses to ensure successful progression onto the chosen A level course.
You will also need to satisfy the entry requirements
for each subject.
In addition, information provided by your school will need to indicate no significant concern regarding your attendance, punctuality, general behaviour, attitude to study and aptitude for your proposed course of study.
Unless you want to take Double Mathematics, for which a new numeric grade of 8 or 9 in GCSE Mathematics is required (formerly A*), you do not need to be estimated any grades 8 or 9, although any such grades will be taken into account when assessing your overall ‘admissions score’.