Possible Pathways & Entry Requirements

Students at Tytherington Sixth Form follow a Linear two-year programme of study. Students should apply for 4 subjects, 4 subjects plus AS Core Maths or 4 subjects plus an Enrichment AS subject. Please refer to our course information booklet for further details.

This is to support students to make an informed choice about their study programme. Then, during our ‘right-choices’ process in the first half-term, students will be supported to confirm their study programme.

A small number may choose to continue to study four and would be expected to achieve predominantly grades 8/9 at GCSE to do so. This fourth subject may be one of our ‘enrichment’ AS Subjects, which are studied over a 2-year period.

Through a supported application process, applicants can be assured that they will be supported in choosing a suitable study programme.

In order to ensure that students enrol on courses that they will be able to complete, and in which they will gain success, we set the following minimum entry requirements. Applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of five grades at GCSE 9-4. Students are expected to meet the subject specific entry requirements listed below and in the course information booklet accessed via our website.

Students who achieve below grade 4 in English and Mathematics will have to re-sit the examination in Year 12. Students who achieve grade 4 will be given the opportunity to re-sit the examination in Year 12 in order to achieve a grade 5.

 

Entry Criteria

Below is the list of subject specific entry criteria for each course. More detail on each course can be found in the course’s information booklet via the school website.

AQA Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science Grade 5 in Separate Sciences, or 5-5 in Trilogy Science at GCSE (5-4 will be considered).
A Level Art and Design Grade 5 at GCSE, if taken.
A Level Textile Design Grade 5 in GCSE Art or Textile Design, if taken.
A Level Biology Grade 6 in Biology Separate Science GCSE, or grades 6-6 in Trilogy Science GCSE.
Grade 6 in Mathematics GCSE.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business 5 grade 4s at GCSE including English.
Grade 5 in GCSE Business, if taken.
A Level Chemistry Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry Separate Science or grades 6-6 in Trilogy Science GCSE.
Grade 6 in Mathematics GCSE.
A Level Computer Science Grade 6 in GCSE Computer Science, if taken and Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.
If these criteria are not met, consideration will be given to any student able to provide a portfolio of their own work to include one of the following:
• A program, coded in any object-oriented language, Java, Python, etc.
• A functioning website that uses HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
• A database coded in SQL and accessed by an accompanying website.
Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics if Computer Science not taken at GCSE.
A Level Drama and Theatre Grade 5 at GCSE, if taken.
Grade 5 in GCSE English.
A Level Economics Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
A Level English Language High Grade 5 at GCSE – Your mark will be reviewed and compared with grade boundaries.
A Level English Literature Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature.
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
A Level French High Grade 5 at GCSE, achieved on higher papers – Your mark will be reviewed and compared with grade boundaries.
A Level Geography Grade 5 in GCSE Geography.
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
A Level German High Grade 5 at GCSE, achieved on higher papers – Your mark will be reviewed and compared with grade boundaries.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care 5 grade 4s at GCSE including Grade 5 GCSE English.
A Level History High Grade 5 at GCSE, if taken – Your mark will be reviewed and compared with grade boundaries.
Grade 5 in GCSE English.
A Level Mathematics Grade 6 at GCSE.
A/AS Level Further Mathematics Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.
A Level Music High Grade 5 at GCSE, if taken – Your mark will be reviewed and compared with grade boundaries.
Grade 5 Instrumental/Voice (ABRSM or similar).
A Level Music Technology Grade 5 in GCSE Music or demonstrable interest in the subject with evidence of prior work completed.
A Level Physical Education Grade 5 achieved within the GCSE theory (examination) element, if taken.
Regular participation in one team/individual sport is essential. The ability to play this sport to a high standard is desirable.
A Level Physics Grade 6 in Physics Separate Science GCSE, or grades 6-6 in Trilogy Science GCSE.
Grade 6 in Mathematics GCSE.
A Level Politics 5 GCSE Grade 5’s including English Language and Mathematics.
A Level Design & Technology Product Design Grade 5 in a GCSE Design subject, if taken.
Grade 5 in Mathematics.
A Level Psychology Grade 5 at GCSE, if taken.
Grade 5 in one GCSE Science and Grade 5 in GCSE English.
A Level Sociology Grade 5 in GCSE English.
A Level Spanish High Grade 5 at GCSE, achieved on higher papers – Your mark will be reviewed and compared with grade boundaries.
Level 3 Certificate Core Mathematics Grade 5 at GCSE Mathematics, achieved on higher papers.

Academic Enrichment:

AS Level Classics
Grade 6 in GCSE English Language.
AS Level Music High Grade 5 at GCSE, if taken – Your mark will be reviewed and compared with grade boundaries.
Grade 5 Instrumental/Voice (ABRSM or similar).
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) 5 GCSE grades at 9-5 including English. This is an additional option alongside the 3 A level or equivalent programme of study which will be open to students from term 2 in Year 12.