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The Norwood School

Entry Requirements

Applications 2020/21              

The Norwood School  Sixth Form Entry Requirements 

Course Level

3 A Levels Requirements

Aim for 6 GCSEs at grade 6 OR Seven 9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects

 

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3  Mixed Pathway

Aim for 5 GCSEs at grade 5 OR Combination of five 9 - 4 grades at GCSE or a merit or above in vocational  subjects related to course choices. 

 

Vocational Level 3 subjects (Btec/RSL)

Aim for 5 GCSEs at grade 5 OR Five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a Merit or grade 4 in a  relevant vocational qualification or GCSE. 

 

A Levels require a grade 6 in a relevant GCSE subject. 

Extended writing A Level subject students will need at least a grade 5 in  English Language.

 

Science Subjects

Students MUST have at least grade 6/6 Double Award Science

Students MUST have grade 6 in Separate Science GCSE’s in the relevant A-Level Science subject e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Physics

 

Students will need to resit English Language GCSE if they have scored LOWER than grade 4 in EITHER English Literature & Language. Students who achieve LOWER than grade 4 in Mathematics will need to resit Resit English or Maths 

 

Subject

English Lang 

Maths grade

Relevant subject

Other requirements

Acting

4

-

At least grade 5 or equivalent at GCSE

Must complete audition

Art/Textiles

5

-

At least grade 6 at GCSE or equivalent Visual Art subject

Must bring a portfolio to interview

ASDAN

-

-

-

-

Biology

6

6

At least grade 6 in Biology or 6/6 in Double Award

Business St 

4

5

Not required - but if taken a grade 5 or equivalent

Aim for 5 x grade 5  in GCSE’s

Chemistry

6

6

At least grade 6 in Chemistry or 6/6 in Double Award

Dance

4

-

At least grade 5 or equivalent at GCSE

Must complete audition

English Literature

6

-

At least grade 6 at GCSE

-

Extended Project 

5

-

At least grade 5 in English Language

-

Film Studies

5

-

At least grade 6 in a Humanities or English Lang at GCSE

Financial Capability

-

4

-

Taken alongside Business Studies

French

5

-

At least grade 6 at GCSE

-

Geography

5

5

At least grade 6 at GCSE

-

Government & Politics

5

-

At least grade 6 in a Humanities or English Lang at GCSE

Graphics

5

-

At least Grade r in Visual Art subject at GCSE

Must bring a portfolio to interview

History

5

-

At least grade 6 at GCSE

-

Hospitality

-

-

-

-

ICT

-

5

At least grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent

Aim for 5 x grade 5  in GCSE’s

Mathematics

-

7

At least grade 7 at GCSE

-

Music 

-

4

 

Must complete an audition

Aim for 5 x grade 5  in GCSE’s

Philosophy & Ethics

6

-

At least grade 6 in Humanities/English Lang at GCSE

Photography

4

-

At least Grade 6 in Visual Art at GCSE 

Must bring portfolio to interview

Physics

6

6

At least grade 6 in Physics or 6/6 in Double Award

Psychology

6

6

At least a grade 6/6 in Sciences

-

Spanish

5

-

At least grade 6 at GCSE

-

Sport

4

-

At least grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent

Play sport(s) &/or participate in BasketBall Academy 

Aim for 5 x grade 5  in GCSE’s

Sociology

5

4

At least grade 6 in Humanities or English Lang at GCSE