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Entry Requirements and Admissions Policy

 

There are several Pathways through the Sixth Form. Which Pathway you take will depend on your achievements in Year 11 and your intentions for education after Sixth Form. You must meet the entry requirements for the Pathway and specific subjects that you wish to follow. If your course is at Wimbledon College, you must meet the higher of the two entry criteria’s between the schools.

 

 

According to APS (Average Point Score at GCSE ), students are offered a specific Pathway:

 

Pathway 1: APS above 7.0 

Students can opt to do 4 A Levels or 3 A Levels and EPQ  

Pathway 2: APS above 5.7  

Students study 3 A Levels

Pathway 3: APS between 5 and 5.7 and with eight A*-C or equivalent GCSE qualifications

Students study two Level 3 BTEC qualifications and can study one A Level or a further Level 3 equivalent qualification.

Pathway 4: APS below 5 and with five A*-C or equivalent GCSE qualifications

Students study three Level 3 BTEC qualifications and may also retake GCSE Maths or English if they have not achieved a 4 in one or the other.

Pathway 5: Students without GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade 4 

Students follow the Level 2 Courses and retake both GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics.

   

 

 How is the Average Point Score (APS) calculated?

 

Each GCSE grade achieved is allocated a point score using the following criteria: A*=8, A=7, B=6 etc. The BTEC Level 2 qualifications are also allocated a point score using the following criteria: D* = 8, D = 7, M = 6, P = 5.  The new GCSE grades 1 – 9 are used as equivalent numerical values.  All grades are then added together and the total score is divided by the number of qualifications.

 

In addition to meeting the APS requirement to follow each Pathway, students must also meet the entry requirements for each subject they intend to study.

 

  • For A Levels, students must have a minimum of eight GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above including a 4 in English and Maths, and a grade B minimum in each of the subjects they choose to study at this level. For some subjects such as Maths and Sciences, there are additional conditions.
  • For BTEC Level 3 qualifications, students must have a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above including a 4 in English or Maths to study at this level.
  • For BTEC Level 2 and GCSE, students must have five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grade C, D or E (grade 4, 3 or 2 in English or Maths)

 

 

Once students have been allocated a Pathway according to their Average Point Score, they can then choose the subject they would like to study within the Pathway course. There are a number of courses on which students can enrol provided they have demonstrated their academic ability at Key Stage 4 – even if they have not taken the subject at Key Stage 4.  In practical terms, this means that a student can enrol on some courses without having a GCSE qualification in them.

 

 

 Table 1 – For any student eligible to study an A Level and have studied the subject at GCSE

 

Art (A Level)

B grade in Art

Art Photography (A Level)

B grade in Art, Design or Graphics (or based on a portfolio)

Biology (A Level)

B grade in Biology OR   AA in Core and Additional Science

AND Grade 6 in Maths

 

Business Studies (A Level)

B in Business Studies OR   Merit in BTEC Business Level 2

Chemistry (A Level)

B grade in Chemistry OR   AA in Core and Additional Science

AND Grade 6 in Maths

 

Computer Science (A Level)

Grade 7 in Mathematics

Drama (A Level)

B grade in Drama

English Language (A Level)

Grade 5 in English Language   AND English Literature

English Literature (A Level)

Grade 5 in English Language   AND English Literature

English Lit/Lang (A Level)

Grade 5 in English Language  AND Grade 6 in English Literature

French (A Level)

B grade in French

Geography (A Level)

B in Geography AND Grade 5 in Maths

German (A Level)

B in German

Graphics DT (A Level)

B in Art or Graphics

History (A Level)

B grade in History

Mathematics (A Level)

Grade 7 in Mathematics

Further Mathematics (A Level)

Grade 8 in Mathematics

Music (A Level)

B grade in Music

AND to be proficient in at least one instrument and/or voice to grade 5

 

Physical Education (A Level)

B grade in Physical Education

AND  C in Science

AND  regular participation in at least one sport

Physics (A Level)

B grade in Physics OR   AA in Core and Additional Science

AND  Grade 6 in Maths

 

Religious Studies (A Level)

B grade in Religious Education

AND  Grade 5in Maths AND Grade 5 in English Language

Spanish (A Level)

B grade in Spanish

 

 

 

Table 2 – For any student who is eligible to study Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as BTEC and have studied the course to Level 2.

 

Applied Science

(BTEC Level 3)

 

Grade 4 in English Language, Maths   AND C in Science

OR  Merit in BTEC Science Level 2

Business Studies

(BTEC Level 3)

 

Grade 4 in English Language OR   Maths

OR  Pass in Business BTEC Level 2

OR  C grade in  Business Studies GCSE

Health and Social Care

(BTEC Level 3)

 

BB in Health and Social Care GCSE

OR  Distinction in BTEC Health and Social BTEC Level 2

ICT Technical

(BTEC Level 3)

 

Merit in ICT National Level 2

 

 

 

Table 3 – For any student eligible to study an A Level but has not studied the subject at GCSE

 

Art (A Level)

Three B grades (can include grade 4 in English Lang and grade 4 in Maths)

Business Studies (A Level)

Grade 5 in English OR   Maths

Computer Science (A Level)

Grade 7 in Mathematics

Drama (A Level)

Grade 5 in English Language   OR English Literature

 

Economics (A Level)

Grade 5 in English AND Maths

AND  B in Business Studies GCSE (if taken)

 

Film Studies (A Level)

Grade 6 in English Literature AND Grade 5 in English Language

Geography (A Level)

Grade 5 in English Language   OR English Literature

AND Grade 5 in Maths

Government and Politics

(A Level)

Grade 5 in English Language   OR English Literature

Graphics DT (A Level)

B in Art or Graphics

History (A Level)

Grade 5 in English Literature

Psychology (A Level)

Grade 5 in Maths

AND  Grade 5 in English Language   OR English Literature

Sociology (A Level)

Grade 5 in English Literature or Language OR   Grade C in Religious Education

 

 

 

 

Table 4 – For any student who is eligible to study Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as BTEC but has not studied the course to Level 2.

 

Business Studies

(BTEC Level 3)

 

Grade 4 in English Language OR Maths

 

Health and Social Care

(BTEC Level 3)

 

Grade 4 in English Language OR Maths

ICT Technical

(BTEC Level 3)

 

Grade 4 in English Language OR Maths