Devizes School Sixth Form

Subject Entry Requirements

Before applying to Devizes Sixth Form and selecting your chosen A-Level subjects, please ensure you meet the following requirements:

Art and Design

Grade 5 in GCSE Art

Biology

A minimum of 6,6 in Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics and English at GCSE. Students with a high grade 5 Maths GCSE will be considered on an individual basis.

Business Studies

Grade 4 in English and Maths

Chemistry

Grade 6,6 in Science. Grade 6 in Mathematics. Students with a high grade 5 Maths GCSE will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language

Grade 5 in GCSE English or English Literature.

English Literature

Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language.

Food Science and Nutrition

Grade 5 or Merit in GCSE Hospitality or L2 Food and Nutrition. Grade 5 in Science and Maths, but high Grade 4 will be considered. Grade 4 in English.

Further Mathematics

Grade 7 or above at GCSE.

Further Mathematics

Grade 7 or above at GCSE.

Geography

Grade 5 in GCSE Geography. In addition a Grade 4 in Maths is required.

Graphic Communication

"Level 5+ in any GCSE Art based subject or GCSE Product Design, Level 5+ in GCSE English desirable

Health & Social Care (single and double)

Grade 4 in GCSE English, with a 5 in Science.

History

Grade 5 in GCSE History

IT

Grade 4 in English & Maths. A prior knowledge or study of IT at Level 2 is not essential, but if you have studied IT you should have achieved a Level 2.

Mathematics

Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics, although Grade 7 is much more realistic for students seeking the highest grades.

Media Studies

Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature. Students with high grade 4's would be considered, on the recommendation of their GCSE English teacher.

Performing Arts (Drama)

BTEC Level 2 Merit or GCSE 4 in Drama/Dance/Music

Performing Arts (Dance)

BTEC Level 2 Merit or GCSE 4 in Drama/Dance/Music

Performing Arts (Music)

BTEC Level 2 Merit or GCSE 4 in Drama/Dance/Music

Physical Education (AS & A2)

Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths. Grade 5 in GCSE PE. Students must be regularly participating in at least one sporting activity. Students without GCSE PE will be considered on an individual basis

Physics

6,6 in GCSE Science and a Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Students with a high grade 5 Maths GCSE will be considered on an individual basis.

Psychology

Grade 5 in English Language and Maths, with a 5 grade in Science. (A high grade 4 would be considered on an individual basis in one of English or Maths).

Religious Studies

Grade 5 in GCSE Religious Studies, full or short course.

Sociology

Grade 5 in both Maths and English Language.

Spanish

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish

Sport, Cambridge Technical (single and double)

Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths. Grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education or Merit in L2 Cambridge National Sport.

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