Summary of Entry Requirements

Summary of Entry Requirements for September 2017

 As at 9th May 2017

All entrants must have a minimum of 5 full GCSEs at grades 9-5/A*–C, and with 3 of their passes at grade 6/B or aboveEntrants must also have GCSE grade 9-5/A*‑C in English (Language or Literature) and Mathematics.  Grade 6/B passes in two half course GCSEs will be treated as equivalent to one grade 6/B pass in a full course GCSE.

In addition, there are specific entry requirements for each course. These requirements are detailed in the Sixth Form Prospectus 2017-2019, but are summarised below:

Course         Minumum Specific GCSE Full Course or Other Entry Requirements
Accounting St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Mathematics grade 6/B

Art and Design – Fine Art St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements
Art and Design – Graphics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements
Art and Design – Photography St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements
Biology St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Science grade 6/B
and Additional Science grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B

OR (If students have studied GCSE Biology instead of GCSE Science and Additional Science)
Biology grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B
and a further GCSE full course subject at grade 6/B

Students will also need to take Biology with another subject that covers scientific ideas (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics) or with a subject that covers environmental factors (Geography) to be accepted on the course.

Students will only be allowed to take A Level Biology without a "partner" subject from the above list under the following circumstances:

  1. If they have taken Triple Science GCSE and achieved 666/BBB or better.
  2. If they have a proven track record of outstanding performance in the subject (9-8/A* in the December Year 11 Biology “mock” exam AND an overall 9-8/A* in GCSE Additional Science).
Business St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6/B 
and Mathematics grade 6/B 
and (If Business Studies and/or Economics have been studied) 
Business Studies or Economics grade 6/B
and (If neither Business Studies  nor Economics have been previously studied)  
a further GCSE full course subject at grade 6/B

Business (Cambridge Technical) St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements
Chemistry St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Science grade 6/B 
and Additional Science grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B

OR (If students have studied full course GCSE Chemistry instead of GCSE Science and Additional Science)
Chemistry grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B
and a further GCSE full course subject at grade 6/B

AND
An 7/A grade in the Additional Science Chemistry paper C2 whether studying double or triple science.

Computer Science St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Mathematics (High Level) grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B
and English Language grade 5/C

Design and Technology – Product Design St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Design Technology grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B

Drama and Theatre Studies St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6/B
and Drama grade 6/B
and a further GCSE full course subject pass at grade 6/B

Economics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B
and (If either Business Studies or Economics have been previously studied)
Business Studies or Economics grade 6/B
and (If neither Business Studies nor Economics have been previously studied)
a further GCSE full course subject pass at grade 6/B

English Literature St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English Language grade 6/B
and English Literature grade 6/B
and a further GCSE full course subject at grade 6/B

French St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

French grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B

Geography St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Geography grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course passes at grade 6/B

OR (If students have not studied full course GCSE Geography)
English (Language or Literature) grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B
and Science grade 6/B

German

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

German grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B

Government and Politics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English Literature grade 6/B or History grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B 

History St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

History grade 6/B (if studied)
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B

OR (If students have not studied full course GCSE History)
English (Language or Literature) grade 7/A
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B

Mathematics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Mathematics (Higher Level) grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B
with a minimum of English Language grade 5/C  required
However, it is strongly advised that students have attained a 7/A or above at the Higher Level GCSE Mathematics.

Mathematics and Further Mathematics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Mathematics (Higher Level) grade 7/A
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B
with a minimum of English Language grade 5/C required
and can only be studied if taking 2 other A Level subjects.

Music St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Advisable to have taken GCSE Music and it would be an advantage (but not essential) to have Grade 5 Theory.  
An ability to play an instrument, or to sing, is essential.
It is expected that students will have instrumental lessons.

Physical Education

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6/B
and Science grade 6/B
and Additional Science grade 6/B
and (If studied) Physical Education grade 6/B
and all students must be participating in their sport at a good to high level (if studied, this would equate to a mark of 9 or 10 in your chosen sport at GCSE Physical Education).

Physics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Additional Science grade 6/B together with a grade 6/B in the Addiitonal Science Physics module
and Mathematics grade 6/B
and a further GCSE full course subject at grade 6/B

OR (for those studying Triple Science)
Physics grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B
and a further GCSE full course subject at grade 6/B 

It is strongly recommended, but not essential, that students also take A Level Mathematics.

Psychology St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6/B
and Mathematics grade 6/B
and Science grade 6/B
and Additional Science grade 6/B

Religious Studies
(Philosophy and Ethics)
St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English Language grade 6/B
and 2 further GCSE full course subjects at grade 6/B

OR (If Religious Studies has been studied)
Religious Studies grade 6/B
and English Language grade 6/B
and a further GCSE full course subject at grade 6/B

   
Consortium Course Minimum Specific GCSE Full Course or Other Entry Requirements
Media Studies
(SJL)
St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Media Studies grade B

OR (If Media Studies has not previously been studied)
English grade 6/B

AND
All students must have an APS of 4.5 or above.

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