We ask for an average GCSE point score of 5 or above (based on 8 or more GCSEs) to study an A Level programme*. This will include a 5 or above in English Language and Maths. If you have a GCSE point score between 4.75 and 5 you can access certain A Level subjects.

We are confident that we have a range of A Level courses that will get you to university. We will discuss entry requirements with you at interview so please come and talk to us!

Your average GCSE score will include the Grades for all your GCSE subjects, added together, then divided by the number of subjects you’ve taken.

See the example below to work out your average GCSE point score.

Subject Grade
English Language 6
English Literature 6
Maths 6
Science (two grades awarded) 7, 8
History 5
Spanish 5
P.E 4
Art 5
Total 52
Average point score 5.78

To work out the average GCSE point score from the example above, divide the total Grade score of 52 by the number of subjects studied which is 9, to give an average GCSE point score of 5.78.

*Diploma/BTEC qualifications will not be counted towards your GCSE point score.