All Level 3 qualifications are equivalent to A Level. Level 2 qualifications are equivalent to GCSE level.
We offer a variety of course level options including:
- A Level Qualifications (Level 3 Programmes of Study)
- BTEC Level 3 Qualifications (Level 3 Programmes of Study)
- BTEC Level 2 Qualifications (Level 2 Programmes of Study)
Your course choices will be determined by your GCSE results as you must meet the minimum entry requirements for each course. When you submit an application to the College, we will discuss course options and entry requirements in more detail to ensure you are on the best study programme to achieve your future ambitions. The final decision on your course choices will be made after you have achieved your GCSE results and attend your enrolment appointment.
To study a Level 3 Programme at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, students must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (4) or above, including English and/or Maths.
Students on a Level 3 programme must choose to study four courses in the first instance with a view to continuing with their strongest three after five weeks .
BTECs and A-levels can be combined adding up to four initially.
A BTEC certificate is equivalent to ONE subject option;
A BTEC Extended Certificate (Business, ICT, Science and Sport) is equivalent to TWO subject options
A BTEC Extended Diploma (Health & Social Care) is equivalent to THREE subject options.
To study a Level 2 Programme at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, students must have achieved mainly Cs and Ds at GCSE.