5 GCSEs (including Maths and English Language) at grade 4/C or above are required for a Level 3 programme of study, plus any minimum entry requirements for individual subjects.


Students at the College are required to study three course options. This can be a choice of three A Levels or a combination of A Levels and BTECs.


BTECs and A Levels can be combined adding up to three subject options.
  • A Levels make up ONE of your subject options each
  • A BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to ONE subject option
  • BTEC Diploma (Business, IT, Applied Science and Sport) is equivalent to TWO subject options
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (Health & Social Care) is equivalent to THREE subject options. 


Don't worry if you don't meet the Level 3 entry requirements - there are a number of Level 2 options that facilitate progression to Level 3.


New Grading System Information:
New GCSEs will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G. The grades were given for the first time in 2017 exam results in Maths and English Language / Literature.. By 2019, all GCSE results will be using the new system.The new system is intended to help provide more differentiation, especially among higher achieving students.