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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

September 2021 Entry Requirement

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

General Academic Qualifications

Our entry requirements are as follows – ALL of these requirements must be met:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE full course passes at a 4 grade or higher (one of the passes must be in either Maths or English)
  • For A Level Courses: there are additional requirements which are specified below including a pass in English Language and Mathematics

BTEC Grades Level 2

Distinction *

Distinction

Merit

Pass

8

7

5

4

Subject Specific Criteria

Subject

Criteria

Art & Design, Fine Art

Grade 5 in a Art and Design Subject

Beauty Therapy

Four GCSEs Grade 3 and above including Maths & English Language

Biology

Grade 6 GCSE in Science (either in Biology or 6-5 in combined science)  Grade 5 in Maths


BTEC Business Studies

5 GCSE’s minimum Grade 5 including Maths & English. Highly recommended to have studies Business at Level 2.

Chemistry

Minimum of Grade 7 in Chemistry or Grade 6 in Chemistry with at least one other Science at Grade 6. 

Criminology

Minimum Grade 5 In GCSE English Language or English Literature           

BTEC Performing Arts (Drama)

NOT BEING OFFERED SEPTEMBER 2021

English Literature

Grade 6 or above in English Language or Literature, preferably both

WJEC Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition

Grade 5 or above or a Merit in Food science and Nutrition

Geography

 Grade 6 in Geography and Grade 4 and above in Maths English and Science

BTEC Health and Social Care

Grade 5 in English

History

Grade 5 and above in English & History

BTEC IT

Grade 4 and above in English & Maths and a study of IT at GCSE Level is highly recommended

Maths

Grade 6 and above in Maths



BTEC Music

Grade 4 or above in English & Maths. Ability to sing or play an instrument competently and enrolment in peripatetic lessons to supplement learning is essential. Study of Music at GCSE recommended

Photography

Grade 5 in a Art and Design subject

Physics

Grade 6 in Science (either in Physics or 6-5 combined) Grade 6 Maths

Politics

NOT BEING OFFERED for September 2021

Product Design

Grade 6 in Design & Technology

Psychology

Grade 6 in English and Grade 5 in Maths or Science.

Philosophy & Ethics

NO Being offer for September 2021


BTEC Sport and Exercise Sciences

Level 2 Sport at Merit level or above is highly recommended, Grade 4’s in English, two Grade 4’s in combined Sciences and a keen interest in sport.

Textiles

Grade 5 in a GCSE Art and Design Subject

Uniformed Protective Services

Interest in Uniformed and Non-uniformed Public services. English Grade 4 and above

Please note that courses will be confirmed once all the enrolments are completed and we have established that the courses are sufficient in numbers.