General Entry Requirements

How to work out your Average Point Score (APS):

Add together all the points for your grades (remember Double Science counts as two GCSEs) on the basis of

GSCE: 9-1

Legacy GCSEs (e.g. Business and Economics and Product Design): A* =8.5, A =7, B = 5.5, C= 4, D= 3, E = 2, F = 1.5, G = 1, U = 0

BTEC:  Pass = 4, Merit = 5.5, Distinction ­= 7, Distinction* = 8.5

Then divide by the number of subjects taken. You can include up to two BTEC subjects. Each BTEC counts as one GCSE.

Please note that we expect a minimum of 8 GCSEs (or equivalent) to be used in this calculation. To find your APS where fewer qualifications have been sat the total point score should be divided by 8. 

Example 1:

Eng. Lang 8, Eng. Lit. 7, Maths 9, Chemistry 7, Physics 7, Biology 7, Art 7, French 7, P.E. 7, & History 9

The total points for the ten subjects are (8+7+9+7+7+7+7+7+7+9) 75/10  = 7.5 APS

Choices: A levels in Physics, Maths, Chemistry

Example 2:

Eng. Lang 5, Eng. Lit. 5, Maths 5, Combined Science 3  3, Product Design B, Geography 3, BTEC Sport Merit, Art 6, The total points for the nine subjects are( 5+5+5+3+3+5.5+3+5.5+6) /9= 4.5 APS

Choices: CTEC Sport (single), A level Product Design, A Level Art

Your choices

Please refer to the minimum subject specific entry criteria when making your choices. List the subjects you wish to study in order of preference. You may list a reserve option choice.

Average Point Score (APS) Pathway Example
APS 6+ 3 A Level Qualifications including separate sciences (some may consider studying 4 options) Biology, Chemistry and Psychology
APS 5 – 5.99 3 A Level Qualifications excluding separate sciences Maths, Geography and History
APS 4 – 4.99 Vocational blend of BTEC and A Level courses BTEC Business, ICT Cambridge Technical, Photography

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