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Entry Requirements

2018-19 Course Entry Requirements

Level 3 entry requirements

To study a Level 3 subject students must have at least 5 GCSE grades 9-4including a grade 4 inEnglish Language and Mathematics. Subject specific entry requirements are as follows:

SUBJECT

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Applied Law

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and
Grade 4 in GCSE Maths

Applied Science

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade4  in GCSE Science and
Grade 5 in GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy or Synergy)or

Grade 5 iin Biology, GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Physics or 
Merit in a BTEC First Award in Applied Science (or equivalent)

Art and Design with

Digital Media

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and

Grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design

Biology

Grade 4  in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and

Grade 6 in Combined Science (Trilogy of Synergy or
Grade 6 in GCSE Biology 

Business

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and

Merit in a BTEC First Award in Business or equivalent  (if studied) or
Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies (if studied)

Chemistry

C grade in GCSE English Languageor Language and

Grade 5 in Mathematics and

Grade 6 in GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy or Synergy)or
Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry

Dance

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Language and
Grade 5 n GCSE Dance or
Merit in a BTEC First Award in Music or Performing Arts or equivalent qualifications gained through extra-curricular study

D&T: Product Design

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and 

C grade in GCSE Product Design or 

Grade 5 in Art

English Literature

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and
Grade in GCSE 6 English Literature

French

Grade 6 in GCSE French

Further 

Mathematics

Grade 4 n GCSE English Language or Literature and  

Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics

Geography

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade 4 in GCSE Geography and
Grade 4 in GCSE Science or  

Grade 4 in GCSE Triple Science or 

Merit in BTEC First Award in Applied Science

History

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade 4+ in GCSE History

Hospitality

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and

Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics

ICT

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and

Grade  in GCSE Computing or

Merit in a BTEC First Award or Cambridge National Cerificate in ICT (or equivalent)

Mathematics

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics

Mathematics Studies (one year course)

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and  

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics

Media Studies

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and

Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature

Music

Grade 4  in GCSE English Language or Literature and

Merit in BTEC First Award in Music or

Equivalent qualifications gained through extra-curricular study

Performing Arts

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and
Grade 5 in GCSE Dance or
Merit in BTEC First Award in in GCSE Drama or

Grade 5 in GCSE Drama or

Merit in BTEC First Award in Music or Performing Arts or

Equivalent qualifications gained through extra-currcular study 

Philosophy

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and
Grade5  in GCSE  English Literature and 

Grade 5 in Religious Studies (if studied)

Photography

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and

Grade 5 in GCSE Art and Design (if studied)

Physics

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and 

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and 

Grade 6 in GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy or Synergy or

Grade 6 in GCSE Physics

Psychology

Grade 5  in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and 

Grade 5 in Science or

Grade 5 in GCSE Triple Science subject or

Merit in BTEC First Award in Applied Science (or equivalent)

Sociology

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and 

Grade 4 in GCSE English Literature

Spanish

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish

Sport

Grade 4 in GCSR English Language or Literature and 

Merit in BTEC First Award or Cambridge National Certificate in Sport  (or equivalent) or

Grade 5 in GCSE PE

Theatre Studies

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and
Grade 5 in GCSE Dance or

Grade 5 in GCSE Drama or
Merit in BTEC First Award in Music or Performing Arts or 

Equivalent qualifcations gained through extra-curricular study

Travel & Tourism

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature and

Merit in BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism or equivalent (if studied)

   
Level 2 Subjects Open to all applicants

RMA Football

Academy

Entry requirements for subjects chosen and

Successfully passing football trial

Any variation from these entry requirements will be at the discretion of the relevant department and will depend upon the particular circumstances of the student.