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Course by Course Entry Criteria for Grey Court Sixth Form

The basic entry criteria to study at Grey court Sixth Form is 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English and maths. For the new style GCSE grading English and maths must be  grade 5 and above except for some BTECS where grade 4 and above is satisfactory.

Most subjects have additional GCSE requirements:


A levels

  • Art                                                          B in art GCSE
  • Biology                                                  B in biology (higher), C in chemistry, grade 6 in maths
  • Business Studies (Hollyfield)       Grade 5 maths and English
  • Chemistry                                            B in chemistry (higher), C in biology or physics, grade 6 maths
  • Computing                                          B in computer science or grade A ICT, maths grade 5
  • Drama and Theatre Studies         B in drama or performing arts, grade 5 English
  • Economics                                           Grade 5 in maths and English
  • English Literature                             Grade in English GCSE
  • French                                                  B in French GCSE
  • Geography                                          B in geography GCSE
  • German                                                                B in German
  • Government and Politics              B preferred in history GCSE
  • History                                                  B in history GCSE
  • Maths                                                   Grade 7 in maths GCSE
  • Media Studies                                   B in media GCSE
  • Music                                                    B in music GCSE and Grade 6 on at least 1 instrument
  • Photography                                      B in GCSE art or a portfolio of artwork
  • Physics                                                  B in physics (higher) , Grade 7 maths, taken additional maths
  • Product Design: Textiles                                B in DT GCSE
  • Psychology                                          C in history or RS GCSE an advantage
  • Philosophy and Ethics (RS)           B in RS or history GCSE
  • Sociology                                             5 x A*-Cs (inc Maths and English grade 5)
  • Spanish                                                 B in Spanish  GCSE



  • Applied Science                                                C in core and additional science GCSEs
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship  C in business GCSE or merit at BTEC L2 if taken
  • Health & Social Care                        BTEC L2 health & social care an advantage
  • Information Technology                                Study of IT at GCSE an advantage
  • Sport                                                     C in PE GCSE or merit BTEC L2 if taken
  • Music Technology (Hollyfield)     C music GCSE or Merit L2 music technology

Where a student fails to meet the school’s Sixth Form course specific entry criteria we will welcome discussions about suitable alternative provision and provide supportive advice and guidance.


Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure this information is correct, there may be some changes before the start of the year. Due to the reforms in the GCSE system in English and maths we will periodically review our published entry criteria in the light of OFQUAL/DFE advice and guidance. Students may combine any A Level subjects and BTEC combinations, although on some occasions the timetable may make some combinations impossible, or it may be necessary to cancel an advertised course. If any subject is over-subscribed, priority will be given to those wishing to take it as a full A Level.