Entry Requirements for 2024

Admission to Leventhorpe Sixth Form September 2024

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, Fundamentals of Finance and the Extended Project Qualification, Music Technology, Sports Leaders and the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award 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

Subject Entry Requirement
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 Grade 6 in English Language
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 Grade 6 in English Language
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

Enrichment Offer*

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Grade 6 in English Language
Fundamentals of Finance (Level 2) -
Core Maths -
Music Technology AS Level Grade 6 in GCSE Music and extensive experience/use of music technology software
Sports Leaders UK Level 3  
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award (or similar)
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

Course Guide for September 2024 Entry