Whitley Bay High School

Our entry requirements are based upon research we conduct using national data

Entry Requirements

You can choose from a wide range of A Level and equivalent courses.

It is important to point out that the courses we offer are in some cases very different from the same subject at GCSE. You will need to look at the subject content information provided by the departments at the Sixth Form Courses Evening on 10th December 2019, or on the website, very carefully to check that the course is what you expect.


SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2020-21

Applied Business Level 3 (single)

Students must achieve at least a grade 4 in English language or literature. It would be desirable if students had studied GCSE Business Studies, but this is not essential.

Applied ICT Level 3 (single or double award)

Students must achieve at least a grade 4 in English language or literature. If students have studied GCSE ICT they must achieve a minimum of a Pass.

Art & Design: Fine Art

Students must achieve at least a grade 5 in art and design. Students must also have at least a grade 5 in English language or literature.

Biology

Students must achieve at least grades 6 6 in double award science and a grade 5 in maths and English language or literature. Students studying chemistry, biology and physics as separate sciences must achieve a minimum of a grade 6 in biology and one other science and grade 5 in maths and English language or literature.

Business

Students must achieve at least a grade 5 in English language or literature and a minimum of grade 4 in maths. It would be desirable if students had studied GCSE business, but this is not essential.

Chemistry

Students must achieve at least grades 6 6 in double award science and a grade 6 in maths. Students studying chemistry, biology and physics as separate sciences must achieve a minimum of a grade 6 in chemistry and one other science and grade 6 in maths.

Computer Science (NB the entry requirement in the prospectus is a printing error)

Students must achieve a grade 6 in computer science if studied at GCSE. For other students, they must achieve a minimum of two grade 6 qualifications in science and a grade 7 in maths.

Design Engineering

Students must achieve at least a grade 5 from higher tier maths and ideally grades 5 5 in double award science. A grade 5 in design technology or engineering would also be desirable.

Drama & Theatre Studies

Students must achieve at least a grade 5 in English language or literature.

Economics 

Students must achieve at least a grade 6 in maths and English language or literature.

English Language

Students must achieve at least a grade 6 and 5 in English language and English literature.

English Literature

Students must achieve at least a grade 6 in English literature and a grade 5 in English language.

English Language & Literature

Students must achieve at least a grade 5 in both English language and English literature.

Environmental Science

Students must achieve at least a grade 5 6 in science and a grade 5 in higher tier maths.

Food Science & Nutrition Level 3 (single)

Students must achieve a grade 4 in English language or literature and a grade 4 4 in science. GCSE food is preferable but not essential.

French

Students must achieve at least a grade 6 in French.

Further Mathematics

Students must achieve a grade 8 or 9 in maths.

Geography 

Students must achieve at least a grade 5 in geography and a grade 5 in English language or literature.

German

Students must achieve at least a grade 6 in German.

Health & Social Care Level 3 (single or double award)

Students must achieve at least a grade 4 in English language or literature and grades 4 4 in double award science. A GCSE in health & social care and/or child development would also be an advantage.

History

Students must achieve at least a grade 6 in history. If students have not studied history at GCSE then they must achieve at least grade 6 in English language or literature.

Mathematics

Students must achieve at least a grade 6 in maths.

Media Studies

Students must achieve grades 4 and 5 in either combination in English language and English literature. In the case of two 4s in English, a grade 6 or higher in art may be taken into consideration.

Music

Students must achieve a minimum of a grade 5 in music but should also be able to sing or play a musical instrument to at least grade 5 ABRSM/LCM/Trinity or Rockschool standard. We strongly recommend that students take lessons on their chosen instrument

Physical Education

Students must achieve at least grade 4 5 in double award science, and grade 4 and 5 in either combination in English language and English literature. If students have taken PE at GCSE it would be expected that they will have achieved at least a grade 5 on the theory paper.

Physics

Students must achieve at least grades 6 6 in double award science and a grade 6 in maths. Students studying chemistry, biology and physics as separate sciences must achieve at least a grade 6 in physics and one other science and grade 6 in maths.

Psychology

Students must achieve at least grades 4 5 in double award science and grade 5 in either English language or literature and maths.

Sport Studies Level 3 (single or double award)

Students must achieve grade 4 in both English language and English literature and a grade 4 4 in double award science.




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