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Bexleyheath Academy Sixth Form 2017-18
Level 3 Subjects and Entry Requirements 

Minimum entry requirements are 5 A*- C GCSE grades (or equivalent) including a 4 and above in English and Mathematics.

  • Selective Level 3 programmes will be available for students who need to retake either English Language or Mathematics and/or have 4 A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). 
  • These programmes will be agreed after results day through consultation with the student and the Sixth Form Team.
If you wish to find out more about what each subject offers, please click on the subject title for an overview
Subject Subject Specific Entry Requirements
Art A-Level

A*-C in Art
or Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art
and 4 or above in English
We do on occasion take students who didn’t follow a KS4 Art course but this will be dependent on proving you have an aptitude for the subject through a portfolio.
Biology A-Level

A*-B at GCSE in Biology and A*-C in one other Science
or grade A*-B in both Core and Additional/Double Science
and 5 or above in English and Mathematics
Business BTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma*
Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Business
and 4 or above in English and Mathematics
Chemistry A-Level A*-B at GCSE in Chemistry and A*-C in one other Science
or grade A*-B in both Core and Additional/Double Science
and 5 or above in English and Mathematics

Computing BTEC Extended Certificate

A*- C in GCSE IT or Computer Science
or Distinction*-Merit in Level 2 BTEC IT
or a related vocational area

Drama and Theatre A-Level

A*-C in GCSE Drama or Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Performing Arts and 4 or above in English
or 5 or above in English without a Drama background

English Language & Literature A-Level

5 or above in English Literature
and 5 or above in English Language
English Literature A-Level

5 or above in English Literature
and 5 or above in English Language

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship BTEC Extended Certificate
Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Business
and 4 or above in English and Mathematics
Film Studies A-Level


Financial Studies Diploma

A*B in Film or Media Studies and 4 or above in English Language
or 5 or above in English Language with no Media background

4 or above in English or C or above in an essay based subject
And 4 or above in Mathematics
Geography A-Level

A*-C in Geography
and A*-C in a Science subject
Graphic Communication A-Level

A*-C in Art 
or Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art 
and 4 or above in English 
We do on occasion take students who didn’t follow a KS4 Art course but this will be dependent on proving you have an aptitude for the subject through a portfolio.
Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Certificate

Distinction*-Merit in BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care
or a related vocational area and 4 or above in English
History A-Level A*- C in History
and 4 or above in English
IT BTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma*

A*- C in GCSE IT or Computer Science or Distinction*-Merit in Level 2 BTEC IT
or a related vocational area
Mathematics A-Level
7 or above in Mathematics
You will also be required to complete a bridging course
Media Studies A-Level A*B in Film or Media Studies and 4 or above in English Language
or 5 or above in English Language with no Media background

Music BTEC Extended Certificate

A*-B in Music GCSE.
All new to Academy applicants will be required to audition to gain a place on this course as well as achieving the expected GCSE grades. However, we do occasionally take on students without GCSE music if their proficiency as a musician is adequate.
Physics A-Level
A*-B at GCSE in Physics and A*-C in one other Science
or grade A*-B in both Core and Additional/Double Science and 5 or above in English and Mathematics
Photography A-Level
A*- C in Art
or Distinction*–Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art or Photography
and 4 or above in English We do on occasion take students who didn’t follow a KS4 Art course but this will be dependent on proving you have an aptitude for the subject through a portfolio.
Politics A-Level

5 or above in English
Product Design A-Level

A*-C in Product Design or Art 

Psychology A-Level

4 or above in English
and 5 or above in Mathematics
Sociology A-Level

5 or above in English Language
or A*-C in Sociology GCSE
Sport BTEC Extended Certificate Distinction* - Merit in BTEC First Sport or A*-C in a GCSE PE Course
and A*-C in Biology or A*-C in Core and Additional/Double Science