5 GCSEs (including Maths and English Language) at grade 4/C or above are required for a Level 3 programme of study, plus any minimum entry requirements for individual subjects.


Students at the College are required to study three course options. This can be a choice of three A Levels or a combination of A Levels and BTECs.


BTECs and A Levels can be combined adding up to three subject options.
  • A Levels make up ONE of your subject options each
  • A BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to ONE subject option
  • BTEC Diploma (Business, IT, Applied Science and Sport) is equivalent to TWO subject options
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (Health & Social Care) is equivalent to THREE subject options. 


New Grading System Information:
New GCSEs will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G. The grades were given for the first time in 2017 exam results in Maths and English Language / Literature. By 2019, all GCSE results will be using the new system.The new system is intended to help provide more differentiation, especially among higher achieving students.


At the heart of our excellence as a College, and the success of our students, is student attendance on a full time academic programme of study that comprises crucial elements proven to help young people achieve. Expert teaching, a bespoke pastoral programme with a dedicated tutor, a wide range of innovative schemes to assist learning, a rich and varied list of extra-curricular opportunities and specialist career support are all backed up by a proven ethos and set of core values that are embedded on a daily basis.  Our students immerse themselves in the full sixth form experience and as a result continue onto their next steps as well-rounded, successful individuals.