Course Requirements

Minimum Subject Entry Requirements, September 2020

Fine Art Grade 5 in GCSE Art
Biology Grade 4 in GCSE English
AND
Grade 7 in GCSE Maths
AND
EITHER Grade 6 in GCSE Biology
OR Grade 7-6 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 5 in GCSE English
AND
EITHER Grade 5 in GCSE Biology and Grade 5 in GCSE Chemistry and Grade 5 in GCSE Physics
OR Grade 5-5 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
BTEC Level 3 Business Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 4 in GCSE English
BTEC Level 3 IT EITHER
Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 5 in GCSE English
OR
Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 4 in GCSE English
AND
a pass grade(ie, for GCSE qualifications, a grade 4) in a level 2 IT or Computer Science qualification
BTEC Level 3 Engineering EITHER
Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
AND
EITHER Grade 5 in GCSE Design & Technology
OR Grade 5 in GCSE Electronics
or a MERIT in a relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. BTEC Engineering)
OR
EITHER
Grade 5 in GCSE Physics
OR
Grade 5-6 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Exercise Science At least five Level 2 qualification passes in any subjects at
EITHER GCSE Grade 4
OR GCSE Grade C
OR BTEC Merit
BTEC Level 3 in Hospitality Grade 4 in GCSE English
AND
EITHER
Grade 4 in GCSE Biology or GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Physics
Grade 4-4 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
Business Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 5 in GCSE English
Chemistry Grade 4 in GCSE English
AND
Grade 7 in GCSE Maths
AND
EITHER Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry
OR Grade 7-6 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
Computer Science EITHER
Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 4 in GCSE Computer Science
OR
Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
AND
two Grade 5s in any GCSE Sciences (eg Grade 5-5 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy/Edexcel Combined/OCR Gateway))
Design and Technology: Product Design Grade 5 in GCSE Design and Technology
OR
Grade 5 in GCSE Design and Technology
OR
A ‘Merit’ grade in a relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering)
OR
BOTH Grade 6 in GCSE Art
AND Grade 5 in Maths, or Grade 5 in Physics, or Grade 5-5 in GCSE
English Language BOTH a Grade 5 AND a Grade 6 in the two English GCSEs
English Literature BOTH a Grade 5 AND a Grade 6 in the two English GCSEs
Film Studies BOTH a Grade 4 AND a Grade 5 in the two English GCSEs
French Grade 6 in GCSE French
Further Maths Grade 7 in GCSE Maths
Geography Grade 5 in GCSE Geography
History Grade 6 in GCSE History
OR
Grade 6 in GCSE English
Mathematics Grade 7 in GCSE Maths
Music Grade 5 in English
AND
EITHER Grade 5 in Music
OR a pass in a Grade 5 practical music examination
Photography Grade 4 in at least one of the following GCSEs:
  • Art;
  • Dance;
  • Drama;
  • Music;
  • Performing Arts; or
  • Photography
Physical Education Evidence of regular performance in a competitive sport over the last 12 months (e.g. through playing for a school team, or for a local club)
AND
EITHER Grade 5 in GCSE Biology
OR Grade 5-5 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
OR Grade 5 in GCSE PE
AND
Grade 5 in GCSE English
Physics Grade 4 in GCSE English
AND
Grade 7 in GCSE Maths
AND
EITHER Grade 6 in GCSE Physics
OR Grade 7-6 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
Politics Grade 5 in GCSE English
Psychology Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 5 in GCSE English
AND
EITHER Grade 5 in GCSE Biology
OR Grade 5-6 in GCSE Science (AQA Trilogy / Edexcel Combined / OCR Gateway)
Religious Studies Grade 6 in GCSE Religious Studies
AND
Grade 5 in GCSE English

Our guidance document sets out the arrangements for how the St Margaret’s Sixth Form will prioritise and administer the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

The School is committed to ensuring the Fund is used to support financially disadvantaged young people taking up or continuing in their education or training post-16 and achieving their learning aim(s).

The named contact at the School for all 16-19 Bursary support/enquiries is Mrs Gray / Mr Lawton, 0151 427 1825 / sixthform@stmargaretsacademy.com

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