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Applying for 6th Form

From September 2020, students will be studying 3 A levels which will only consist of external assessment at the end of Year 13. The only subjects where we plan to offer AS qualifications are Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. An AS is now a stand-alone qualification that equates to 40% of an A level in terms of UCAS points. We have chosen to continue with this approach in these subjects to support students with the step up from GCSE to A level.

Some students will take a combination of A levels and BTECs. Again, students will study courses that are the equivalent of 3 courses. For example, some students might take the BTEC Health and Social Care (double, which is equivalent to 2 A levels) and A level Psychology; this would make a total of 3 academic courses as their core learning package.

All students will also make a choice from our Personal Enhanced Offer. This choice will be made when completing the application form. Our offer will include the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Further Maths, Sports Leaders and work experience.

For students who achieve 8 or more grade 7s or above at GCSE, studying a fourth A level will be considered.

When students complete their application forms, they should select 3 subjects plus a reserve. This will help us to cater for as many needs as possible. Please do make sure the subjects are in preferential order, as requested in the application form. Please submit completed applications by December 13th 2019. Late applications will be considered but curriculum choices may be affected.

Our column structure changes each year to reflect student applications.

Any student entering the Sixth Form without a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths will have to re-sit this course.

If you have any queries, please do get in touch with the Sixth Form office on 01225 762637 ext 205 or email sixthform@jogschool.org

The John of Gaunt School Individual Subject Entry Requirements 2020

A levels

Art

GCSE Art at grade 5 or above

Biology

GCSE Biology at grade 6 or above OR grades 66 or above in GCSE Combined Science

Business Studies

GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above and GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

Chemistry

GCSE Chemistry at grade 6 or above OR grades 66 or above in GCSE Combined Science

Computer Science

GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above

English Language and Literature

GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

English Literature

GCSE English Literature at grade 5 or above

French

GCSE French at grade 5 or above on the Higher Tier papers

Geography

GCSE Geography at grade 5 or above

History

GCSE History at grade 5 or above

Law

GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 5 or above

Maths

GCSE Maths at grade 7 or above

Further Maths

GCSE Maths at grade 8 or 9

Media Studies

GCSE Media at grade 5 or above OR GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

Music

GCSE Music at grade 5 or above

Physics

GCSE Physics at grade 6 or above OR grades 66 or above in GCSE Combined Science. Students must also be studying A level Maths

Psychology

GCSE Maths at grade 5 and above OR a Science GCSE at grade 5 and above

 Religious Studies

GCSE RE at grade 4 or above. If RE hasn’t been taken, a grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language or English Literature

Sociology

GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

Spanish

GCSE Spanish at grade 5 or above on the Higher Tier papers

BTEC

Business Studies
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

 

Health and Social Care
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (two awards, equivalent to 2 subjects)

Level 2 BTEC HSC at Pass or above OR GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 4 and above and a Science GCSE at grade 4 or above

Performing Arts
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)

GCSE Expressive Arts, Music, English Language or English Literature or Drama at grade 4 or above

Sport
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (two awards, equivalent to 2 subjects)

Cambridge National Sport Science Level 2 Pass or above OR Level 2 BTEC Sport at Pass or above OR GCSE PE at grade 5 or above and a GCSE Science at level 4 or above

Cambridge Technical IT Level 3

GCSE Maths and English Language or English Literature at grade 4 or above

  • Individual circumstances will be considered where the subject has not been taken at Level 2.
  • This must be read in conjunction with our Pathways document to ensure students have the correct number of GCSEs overall for their chosen Pathway.