NCS Entry Requirements

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre

NCS Entry Requirements 2016-2017

  • In order to study A Levels you need a GCSE point score of at least 52 from your eight best GCSEs (this must include Mathematics and English language).
  • You must have at least a GCSE grade 5 in both English Language and Mathematics to study A levels
  • If you choose a subject at AS level that you have not studied at GCSE, your other grades will be taken into consideration.
  • Students wishing to take two Sciences at AS level must have an A*-B grade in combined science and an A*-A in additional science (and where relevant an A*-A in further additional) or an A*- B grade in one of the single sciences and an A*-A in the other (for the avoidance of doubt these grades must be achieved in the sciences a student wishes to study at A level)
  • Students wishing to take 3 sciences at A Level must have A*-A grades in all their single sciences or their core and additional sciences (and where relevant further additional science).
  • Further Maths will be available to those students who have achieved a grade 8 at GCSE; if you take Further Mathematics you must also study an AS level in Mathematics, so this means two Mathematics AS levels
  • Students who get a U grade in their AS examination will not be permitted to continue the subject into Year 13.
  • There is an expectation that students will achieve a minimum of 3 C grades in their AS exams to continue into Year 13. Consideration will be given to students in exceptional circumstances.

 

Individual Entry Requirement Criteria

A Level Subject GCSE Grades
Maths Grade 7-9  in Maths
Further Maths Grade 8-9 in Maths
Biology Grade 6-9 in Maths + at least one Science GCSE A*-B Grade
Chemistry Grade 7-9 in Maths + at least one Science GCSE A*-B Grade
Physics Grade 7-9 in Maths + at least one Science GCSE A*-B Grade
Economics Grade 6-9 in Maths + Grade 6-9 in English Language
Psychology Biology A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language
English Literature Grade 6-9 in English Language and Literature
History History A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language and Literature
Geography Geography A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language and Literature
Religious Studies Religious Studies A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language and Literature

 

 

 

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