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Bexleyheath Academy Sixth Form 2018-19

Level 3 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
5 – 9 in Art or Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art and 4 or above in English. Students who have never undertaken Art will need to show a portfolio of their work
Biology A-Level
6 or above in GCSE Biology and 5 in one other Science if studied as a separate science or grade 6;6 in GCSE Combined Science and 5 or above in English and Mathematics
Business BTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma*
Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Business or equivalent GCSE and 4 or above in English and Mathematics 
Chemistry A-Level
6 and above in GCSE Chemistry and 5 in one other Science or grade 6;6  in GCSE Combined Science and 5 or above in English and Mathematics
Computing BTEC Extended Certificate

5 - 9 in GCSE IT or Computer Science

or Distinction*-Merit in Level 2 BTEC IT  or a related vocational area

Drama and Theatre A-Level
4 - 9  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 BTEC Extended Certificate

Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Business or equivalent GCSE

and 4 or above in English and Mathematics

Film 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

Financial Studies Diploma
4 or above in English or C or above in an essay based subject and 4 or above in Mathematics
Geography A-Level
4 - 9 in Geography and 4 - 9 in a Science subject
Graphic Communication A-Level
4 - 9 in Art or Distinction* - Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art and 4 or above in English. Students who have never undertaken Art will need to show a portfolio of their work
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 5 or above in History GCSE and 5 or above in English GCSE
IT BTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma*
4 - 9  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

Modern Foreign Languages
French A Level
German A Level
Spanish A Level


4 - 9 in GCSE French

4 - 9 in GCSE German

4 - 9 in GCSE Spanish

Music BTEC Extended Certificate
A*-C in Music GCSE. We do occasionally take on students without GCSE music if their proficiency as a musician is adequate
Physics A-Level

6 or above in GCSE in Physics and 5 in one other Science

or 6;6 Combined 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. Students who have never undertaken photography will need to show a portfolio of their work.
Politics A-Level

5 or above in English
Product Design A-Level

A*- C grade in GCSE Product Design or 5 – 9 in Art

Psychology A-Level

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

4 or above in English or 4 - 9 in Sociology GCSE
Sport BTEC Extended Certificate

Distinction* - Merit in BTEC First Sport or equivalent GCSE PE Course

and 4 and above in Biology or 4 and above in Combined Science

Textiles Design A Level

5 or above at GCSE Textiles Design.  Distinction* - Merit at BTEC Level 2 Textiles and 4 or above in English.

Students who have never undertaken Textiles will need to show a portfolio of their work

Please note that all courses and entry requirements are subject to change
*BTEC National Extended Certificate counts as ONE subject choice Equivalent of ONE A-level at the end of year 13

**BTEC National Diploma counts as TWO subject choices in that subject Equivalent of TWO A-levels at the end of year 13 and students must also take the Extended Certificate