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6th Form | Entry Requirements

TLA Prerequisites 2016 – 2017
To be able to study with us you must achieve at least 5A* - C Grades.  Depending on your GCSE grades (APS) you will be able to access a certain amount of AS courses and subjects:

Please note: only 1 BTEC qualification is awarded when calculating APS


Average Point Score (APS)


Possible Subjects Available



(including English/
Maths/Science Grade B)

4 AS Levels

Art; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Creative Writing; Drama; Economics; English Literature ; French;  Further Mathematics; Geography; Government & Politics;  History; Mathematics; Media Studies; Philosophy; Photography, Physical Education; Physics; Product Design; Psychology 
BTEC Subjects  Business (single); Sport (single);
Public Services (single); Science (single); Travel & Tourism (single)


40 – 45.9
(including English
/Maths/Science Grade C)

3 AS Levels


37 – 39.9

BTEC only &
re-take English /Maths

All BTEC Business (single); Business (triple); Cambridge Technical (ICT); Sport (single); Sport (double); Sport (triple); Science (single); Public Services (single); Travel & Tourism (single)

Prerequisites (the grades you must have at GCSE to do certain subjects):

A Level Subject

GCSE Prerequisite


Art B


Science B and English B


English B and Maths C

Cambridge Technical (ICT)

ICT B or Applied ICT BB

Chemistry and Physics

Science B and Maths B


Drama B and English C


English B and Maths B

English Literature, Creative Writing

English Literature B and English Language B


French B

Economics, Geography, Government & Politics, History, Philosophy, Psychology

English B


Maths high B

Further Maths

Maths A/A*

Media Studies

English C

Physical Education

Physical Education B, Applied Science B and English C

Product Design

Product Design B or English B and Maths B

*Please note: courses will only run according to sufficient uptake and may be subject to change