Entry Requirements for 2023
Admission to Leventhorpe Sixth Form September 2023
Leventhorpe Sixth Form is popular with students who attended the school from years 7-11 as well as with applicants from other schools in the area. We aim to take up to 180 in Year 12 with roughly equal numbers of internal applicants and those from other schools.
Our curriculum is broad, with especially wide choices in the area of business and enterprise specialism. Our courses are offered at level three only, with the exception of English and Maths GCSE retake (level 2). We offer A’ Levels, BTEC qualifications, IFS financial qualifications and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
We have a two year structure of study, sometimes known as linear, with examinations taken at the end of the second year. AS examinations will not usually be taken and teaching schedules will not prepare students with AS examinations in mind.
The expectation for most students is that they will take three principle subjects for two years (some BTEC subjects are “double” and count as two of the three choices) and an enhancement option. Committed and able mathematicians may wish to add Further Mathematics as a fourth qualification. We also offer Core Mathematics; the Institute of Financial Studies Financial Literacy Certificate and Diploma and the Extended Project Qualification, which can be added as an enhancement. Finally, students who have not passed English and Mathematics GCSE to level 4 will have to retake those examinations. These retakes would be in addition to three main level three qualifications.
The ethos of our sixth form is welcoming and inclusive, but we are committed to academic excellence and to ensuring that students follow appropriate courses and so we apply admission rules to courses to ensure that applicants have reached a sufficiently firm foundation for success. Applicants will need to reach specific grades or levels in order to be able to choose particular subjects and in addition, will need to score 40 points or more across their best eight qualifications.
We are a full-time only sixth form and so an applicant has to have the grades to pick three main level three subjects if they are to join us.
*All students will be given the opportunity to study an enrichment qualification alongside their A Level or BTEC offer.
Entry Requirements for Individual Subjects
|Art and Design||Grade 6 in GCSE Art|
|Art Photography||Grade 5 in Art or Design & Technology|
|Biology||Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or 6:6 in Combined Science + a least a Grade 5 GCSE Maths (if Grade 5 Maths, then core maths will need to be taken as your enrichment option)|
|Business Studies||Grade 6 in GCSE Business (if Business not taken at GCSE at least a Grade 6 in GCSE English Language)|
|Chemistry||Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or 6:6 in Combined Science + a least a Grade 5 GCSE Maths (if Grade 5 Maths, then core maths will need to be taken as your enrichment option)|
|Computer Science||Grade 6 in GCSE Computing (if Computing not taken at GCSE at least a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths)|
|Design and Technology – Product Design||Grade 6 GCSE in any Design and Technology subject or grade 6 in Art|
|Digital Media - Level 3 Cambridge Technical||40 points across your best 8 qualifications|
|Drama and Theatre Studies||Grade 6 in GCSE Drama|
|Economics||Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics|
|English Language||Grade 6 in GCSE English Language|
|English Literature||Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature|
|Enterprise (double option - BTEC)||BTEC Level 2 Enterprise L2 Merit (if Enterprise not taken at Level 2, then 40 points across your best 8 qualifications)|
|Fashion and Textiles||Grade 6 GCSE in Design and Technology Textiles or grade 6 in Art or Art Textiles|
|French||Grade 6 in GCSE French|
|Geography||Grade 6 in Geography|
|Government and Politics||Grade 6 in a GCSE Humanities subject (Geography, History, Philosophy or RS)|
|History||Grade 6 in GCSE History|
|Mathematics||Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics|
|Media Studies||40 points across your best 8 qualifications|
|Music||Grade 6 in GCSE Music|
|Philosophy & Ethics||Grade 6 in GCSE Philosophy or English Language|
|Physics||Grade 6 in GCSE Physics, 6:6 in Combined Science or Maths + a least a Grade 5 GCSE Maths (if Grade 5 Maths, then core maths will need to be taken as your enrichment option)|
|Psychology||Grade 6 in a GCSE science subject or Grade 6 in GCSE English Language (a minimum of Grade 5 in GCSE Science is required if applying with English GCSE)|
|Sociology||40 points across your best 8 qualifications|
|Spanish||Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish|
|Sport and Exercise BTEC (double option)||Grade 6 in GCSE PE or Combined Science or Biology|
Additional Fourth Option Subject
|Further Maths||Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics as well as electing to take A Level Mathematics|
|Extended Project Qualification||-|
|Mathematics GCSE (Retake)||Must be taken if grade 4 in Mathematics was not achieved|
|English GCSE (Retake)||Must be taken if grade 4 in English Language or English Literature was not achieved|