A Level Entry Requirements

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To study 4 A-levels:

Minimum of 8 GCSE grade 5s including mathematics, English and additional or triple science.


To study 3 A-levels:

Minimum of 6 GCSE grade 5s including mathematics and additional or triple science.


  • Biology requires a minimum grade 6 at GCSE biology (for combined science students a minimum grade 6 in biology components) AND a minimum grade 5 in GCSE mathematics.
  • Chemistry requires a minimum grade 6 at GCSE chemistry (for combined science students a minimum grade 6 in chemistry components) AND a minimum grade 5 in GCSE mathematics.
  • Physics requires a minimum grade 6 at GCSE physics (for combined science students a minimum grade 6 in physics components) AND a minimum grade 5 in GCSE mathematics.
  • Engineering (BTEC Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A levels) requires a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5, including a grade 5 in mathematics. No prior knowledge of the subject is required but applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in engineering.
  • Business (BTEC Level 3 - equivalent to 1 A level) requires a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 and above. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.
  • Computer Science requires a minimum grade 5 in computer science.
  • English Literature requires a minimum grade 5 in both English literature and English language.
  • Mathematics requires a minimum grade 6 in mathematics.
  • Product Design no prior knowledge of the subject is required.