BOURNE ACADEMY SIXTH FORM

Entry requirements and study pathways

One of the benefits of studying at Bourne Academy Sixth Form is having a choice of study pathways so you can either choose 3 or 4 academic (A-levels) qualifications, 3 or 4 vocational (BTEC) qualifications or mix and match a combination of both.

If you have any questions about the entry requirements please email sixthform@bourneacademy.org or call 01778 391246.

Academic Pathway
(A-levels)

6 x GCSEs / BTEC Level 2 at grade 5 or above (including English Language AND Maths at grade 5) plus any subject specific entry requirements.

  • A-level Biology
  • A-level Chemistry
  • A-level English Language
  • A-level English Literature
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • A-level Further Maths
  • A-level Geography
  • A-level History
  • A-level Maths
  • A-level Physics
  • A-level Psychology
  • A-level Religious Studies
  • A-level Sociology
  • A-level Spanish

Vocational Pathway
(BTEC National Extended Certificates)

5 x GCSEs / BTEC Level 2 at grade 4 or above (including English Language OR Maths at grade 4) plus any subject specific entry requirements.

  • BTEC Applied Science
  • BTEC Art & Design
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Creative Digital Media Production
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Information Technology & Computing
  • BTEC Music (Performing)
  • BTEC Performing Arts
  • CTEC Sport & Physical Activity
  • BTEC Travel & Tourism

If you did not achieve a grade 4 in GCSE English Language OR Maths, you have the opportunity to resit this GCSE in year 12.

Combination Pathway
(Mix and match A-levels and BTEC National Extended Certificates)

5 x GCSEs / BTEC Level 2 at grade 5 or above (including English Language at grade 4 AND Maths at grade 4) plus any subject specific entry requirements.

You can mix and match any of the A-levels and BTEC National Extended Certificates as below.

Specific subject entry requirements

To study some subjects you will need to achieve specific grades at GCSE (or equivalent at BTEC Level 2).

BTEC Applied ScienceGrade 4 in Combined Science Trilogy OR Grade 4 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics
BTEC Art & DesignGrade 4 in Art, Product Design or Textiles
A-level BiologyGrade 7 in Combined Science Trilogy OR Grade 7 in Biology and Grade 6 in Maths
BTEC BusinessAny five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths or English
A-level ChemistryGrade 7 in Combined Science Trilogy OR Grade 7 in Chemistry and Grade 7 in Maths
BTEC Creative Digital Media ProductionAny five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths or English
A-level English LanguageGrade 6 in either English Language or English Literature
A-level English LiteratureGrade 6 in either English Language or English Literature
A-level Further MathsGrade 8 in Maths
A-level GeographyGrade 6 in Geography
BTEC Health & Social CareGrade 4 in Combined Science Trilogy OR Grade 4 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics
A-level HistoryGrade 6 in History
BTEC Information Technology & ComputingAny five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths or English
A-level MathsGrade 7 in Maths
BTEC Music (Performing)Grade 4 in Music (audition may be required)
BTEC Performing ArtsGrade 4 in Drama / Performing Arts
A-level PhysicsGrade 7 in Combined Science Trilogy OR Grade 7 in Physics and Grade 7 in Maths
A-level PsychologyGrade 6 in English Language and grade 5 in Maths
A-level Religious StudiesGrade 6 in Religious Studies or English Language
A-level SociologyGrade 5 in Sociology (if studied) or English Language
A-level SpanishGrade 6 in Spanish
CTEC Sport & Physical ActivityGrade 4 in Sport AND Grade 4 in Combined Science Trilogy OR Grade 4 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics
BTEC Travel & TourismAny five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths or English

Want to choose four subjects?

Students have the opportunity to study four A-levels or BTECs at our Sixth Form, but to do this, you must achieve a grade 7 in English and Maths plus a grade 7 in all subjects selected at A-level or BTEC.

It is worth noting that only three A-levels or BTECs are counted towards the UCAS tariff when making a university application. This is why we also offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as this is accepted by many universities and can strengthen your UCAS application.

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