Entry Requirements

Standard 3 A-Level Programme:

Many students will choose to study 3 A-Level courses.  From September, Cadbury College will be running linear A-Level courses, which means students will commit to these subjects for the full 2 years that they are here. Entry requirements for this programme are:

  • At least 2 B grades or grade 6s at GCSE.
  • At least a further 3 C grades or grade 4s at GCSE.
  • At least a C grade or a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. If you do not have a C grade or a grade 4 in one of these key subjects, you will be required to re-take this GCSE in addition to your A level studies.

4 A-Level Programme:

Some students may choose to study 4 A-Level subjects.  Entry requirements for this programme are:

  • At least 5 A/A* grades or grade 7s at GCSE.
  • You should have at least a C grade or grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
  • Students picking Mathematics and Further Mathematics will need to get at least a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.

"Hybrid" Programme:

Many of our students enjoy a diverse study programme during their time with us, combining A-Level and vocational courses.  Entry requirements for this programme are:

  • At least 2 B grades or grade 6s at GCSE.
  • At least a further 3C grades or grade 4s at GCSE.
  • At least a C grade or a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. If you do have a a C grade or a grade 4 in one of these key subjects, you will be required to re-take this GCSE in addition to your A level studies.

Vocational Programme:

Some students prefer to study a purely vocational programme, either combining different BTEC qualifications or studying just one subject throughout their two years here.  Entry requirements for this programme are:

  • At least 5 C grades or grade 4s at GCSE, including English Language. If you do have a a C grade or a grade 4 in one of these key subjects, you will be required to re-take this GCSE in addition to your A level studies.

 

 

Please check each course listing on our website to see individual subject entry requirements.

Please note that while most GCSE courses are grades A*-G, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature will be graded 9-1 (grade 9 being the top grade) from 2017 onwards. This is due to reforms being introduced nationwide by the Department of Education.  All GCSE courses will be graded by the new system in coming years, but for 2017, it will only be Mathematics and English that adopt this new grading system. If you sat your English and/or Maths exams before 2017, you will still be graded A*-G.