Entry Requirements

Ruislip High School Sixth Form Entry Requirements 2019-2020

All students must achieve at least five grade 4s at GCSE to be able to study at Ruislip High School Sixth Form. In most subjects, there are further requirements as detailed below.

Grade 3 will not be considered for any subject under any circumstances.

A Level Subject:

Minimum GCSE grades required:

Art/Art Textiles

Grade 6 in Art; 5 may be considered if places are available on course.  

Biology/Chemistry/Physics 

Grade 7/7 in Combined Science

Grade 7 or above in Biology/Chemistry/Physics

Grade 6 in Mathematics

BTEC

National Certificate in Sport

Five GCSEs at grades 4-9, including a grade 4 in English Language

BTEC Travel and Tourism

Five GCSEs at grades 4-9, including a grade 4 in English Language.

Computer Science

Grade 6 in Computer Science and knowledge of Python

Drama

Grade 5 in Drama and a Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

English Language 

Grade 6 in English Language and English Literature; a 5 may be considered if there are places on the course

English Literature 

Grade 6 in English Language and English Literature; a 5 may be considered if there are places on the course

French

Grade 6 in French

Geography 

Grade 5 in Geography and a grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

History

Grade 5 in History and a grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

Law

Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

Maths

Grade 7 in Maths (all applicants must pass an algebra test to be accepted on the course)

Media Studies 

Grade 5 in English Literature or English Language

Politics

Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

Psychology 

Grade 5 in English, grade 5 in Maths and a grade 4/4 in either Double or Triple Science

Sociology  

Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

Spanish

Grade 6 in Spanish.

Art and Textiles

If students have not taken a subject at GCSE but wish to be considered for an A-level in that course, the following applies:

  • If there are places available on the course, students must hand in a portfolio of work to show their ability and commitment.

Drama

Students who have not taken Drama for GCSE may also be considered if they have practical performance experience.

Vocational qualifications

For BTECs and OCR National Courses the following applies:

  • A Pass will be counted as the equivalent of a Grade 4 at GCSE

  • A Merit will be counted as the equivalent of a Grade 5 at GCSE

  • A Distinction will be counted as the equivalent of a Grade 7 at GCSE

Vocational qualifications can count as one of students’ five 4-9 grades, which is the minimum required to progress to Level 3 provision.