Summary of Entry Requirements

Summary of Entry Requirements for September 2019

 As at 29th January 2019

All entrants must have a minimum of 5 full GCSEs at grades 9-5 and with 3 of their passes at grade 6 or aboveEntrants must also have GCSE grade 9-5 in English (Language or Literature) and Mathematics.  Grade 6 passes in two short course GCSEs will be treated as equivalent to one grade 6 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 2019-2021, but are summarised below:

Course (A Level)
Minumum Specific GCSE Full Course or Other Entry Requirements
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:

Combined Science: Triology grade 6/6 (a double award)
and Mathematics grade 6

OR
Biology grade 6 (if studying separate sciences)
and Mathematics grade 6

AND
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), elements of physiology (PE) to be accepted on the course.

Business

 

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Mathematics grade 6
and (if studied)  Business Studies or Economics grade 6

Chemistry St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Combined Science: Triology grade 6/6 (a double award) 
and Mathematics grade 6

OR 
Chemistry grade 6 (if studying separate sciences)
and Mathematics grade 6

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

Mathematics (High Level) grade 6
and English Language grade 5

Design and Technology – Product Design

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Design and Technology grade 6

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

English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Drama grade 6

Economics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Mathematics grade 6
and (if studied) Business Studies or Economics grade 6

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

English Language grade 6
and English Literature grade 6 

French St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

French grade 6

Geography St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Geography grade 6

OR (if students have not studied Geography)
English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Mathematics grade 6
and Science grade 6

German

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

German grade 6

History St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

History grade 6 

OR (if students have not studied GCSE History)
English (Language or Literature) grade 7

Mathematics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Mathematics (Higher Level) grade 7
and English Language grade 5

Mathematics and Further Mathematics
(2 separate A Levels)

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Mathematics (Higher Level) grade 7
and English Language grade 5

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/vocal lessons.

Physical Education

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Combined Science: Triology 6/6 (a double award)
and (if studied) Physical Education grade 6

OR
English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Biology grade 6 (if studying separate sciences)
and (if studied) Physical Education grade 6

AND all students must be participating in their sport at a good to high level.  If GCSE Physical Education was undertaken then this would be equivalent to a practical mark in band 4 or above.

Physics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Mathematics grade 6
and Combined Science: Trilogy grade 6/6 (a double award)

OR 
Mathematics grade 6
and Physics grade 6 (if studying separate sciences) 

It is not essential that students take A Level Mathematics, but it is stongly recommended due to the highly mathematical nature of the subject, especially in the latter parts of the 2 year course.

 Politics St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

History or English Literature grade 6

Psychology St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Mathematics grade 6
and Combined Science: Triology grade 6/6 (a double award)

OR 
English (Language or Literature) grade 6
and Mathematics grade 6
and Biology grade 6 (if studying separate sciences)

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

English Language grade 6
and (if studied) Religious Studies grade 6

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

Media or Film Studies grade 6

OR (if Media or Film Studies have not previously been studied)
English grade 6

Spanish
(taught at RPS)

St George’s Sixth Form Entry Requirements including:

Spanish grade 6

E & OE

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Summary of Sixth Form Entry Requirements for September 2019 29th January 2019 Download >
Summary of Sixth Form Entry Requirements for September 2018 27th April 2018 Download >
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