Standard Entry Requirements for 2020

Students are required to select 3 A level linear or equivalent courses. In addition they may also choose to study either Core Mathematics or the Extended Project Qualification. We are open to students who wish to study 4 courses subject to a discussion with the Head of 6th Form.

All students will be continually assessed throughout the year and end of year examinations will be held in both years 12 and 13. These may be either external or internal depending upon the course.

To join Bramcote College Sixth Form we require a minimum of 5 pass grades at GCSE (minimum of grade 5). Many subjects also require students to achieve a grade 6 in either the subject area or a related subject to continue studying at a higher level. Please see the individual entry requirements for each subject below for further information.

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements above then please do speak to us.

Please note that meeting the requirements of any course does not automatically guarantee that applicants will be offered a place on their preferred path.
Places are dependent upon the viability of each course.

Standard Entry Requirement 2020:
A minimum of 5 pass grades at GCSE (minimum of grade 5).

Additional Entry Requirements for specific courses:

A Level Courses Entry Requirements
Art Grade 5 or above in GCSE Art and Design.
Biology Grade 6 or above in Biology or grade 6 or above in Combined Science.  
Business Grade 6 or above in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics. Grade 6 or above in GCSE Business Studies if it was studed at GCSE, although prior study is not essential.
Chemistry Grade 6 or above in Chemistry or grade 6 or above in Combined Science.  
Computer Science Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and grade 6 or above in GCSE Computer Science.
Economics Grade 6 or above in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics.
English Language Grade 5 or above in GCSE English or GCSE English Language.
English Literature Grade 5 or above in GCSE English or GCSE English Literature.
French Grade 7 or above in GCSE French.
Further Mathematics Grade 8 or above in GCSE Mathematics.  You must also be studying A Level Mathematics.
Geography Grade 5 or above  in GCSE Geography.
German Grade 7 or above in GCSE German.
Government & Politics Standard entry requirement including grade 5 or above in English or History.
History Grade 5 or above in GCSE History.
Mathematics Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics.
Media Grade 5 or above in GCSE English or English Language. GCSE Media is an advantage but not essential.
Philosophy & Ethics Grade 5  or above in GCSE English.
Photography Grade 5  or above in GCSE English or GCSE English Language. 
Physics Grade 6 or above in Physics or grade 6 or above in Combined Science.
You must also have a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and be studying A Level Mathematics.
Product Design Grade 5  or above in a Technology subject. 
Psychology Standard entry requirement including grade 5 or above in Mathematics.
Sociology Standard entry requirement including grade 5 in English.
Spanish Grade 7 or above in GCSE Spanish.
Textiles Grade 5  or above in a Technology subject. 
   
Vocational Courses Entry Requirements
Business
Level 3 Cambridge Technical
Standard entry requirement but advantageous if learners have studied similar unit content at Level 2.
Core Maths Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics.
Extended Project Qualification
(EPQ)
Grade 5  or above in GCSE English Literature or GCSE English Language.
Health & Social Care
BTEC Level 3
Standard entry requirement.
ICT
Level 3 Cambridge Technical
Standard entry requirement but advantageous if learners have studied similar unit content at Level 2.
Performing Arts
RSL Level 3 Diploma
Standard entry requirement but advantageous if learners have studied similar unit content at Level 2.
Sport
BTEC National Extended Certificate & Diploma
Standard entry requirement but advantageous if learners have studied similar unit content at Level 2.