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Overall requirements for the A Level Programme at Runshaw College remain as 5 x B grade equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B), in 5 separate national curriculum subjects. For more information on your future career path, visit www.informedchoices.ac.uk.

NB. Short course GCSEs only count as half a GCSE.

All students will need to re-sit GCSE Maths/English if they don’t have a Grade 4 or better.

A Level Programme Entry Minimum Requirements (2021/22)

Accounting – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature) | Grade 5 Maths
Biology – Grade 6 Maths | Grade 66 in Combined Science OR Grade 6 in Biology
Business Studies – Grade 5 in a written subject* | Grade 5 Maths
Chemistry – Grade 6 Maths | Grade 66 in Combined Science OR Grade 6 in Chemistry | PLEASE NOTE – students enrolling to Chemistry must also take another science (Biology, Physics, Geology, Maths or Engineering)
Classical Civilisation – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature)
Computer Science – Grade 5 Maths (If Compute Science not taken, see Head of School)
Dance – Grade 5 in a written subject* | Successful audition
Design (3D) – Grade 5 Art & Design OR Grade 5 Graphic Products / Resistant Materials ORportfolio work
Design Engineering – Grade 5 Maths | Grade 55 in Combined Science OR Grade 5 in a Separate Science
Drama & Theatre – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature)
Economics – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature) | Grade 5 Maths
English Combined – Grades 5 + 6 in English Language and English Literature (either way around – if English Literature not taken, see Head of School for English)
English Language – Grade 6 English Language | Grade 5 English Literature (if English Literature not taken, see Head of School for English)
English Literature – Grades 5 + 6 in English Language and English Literature (either way around – if English Literature not taken, see Head of School for English)
EPQ – Grade 7 (A) or above in at least 6 subjects | Grade 6 English (Language or Literature) | Grade 5 in another written subject*
Film Studies – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature)
Fine Art – Grade 5 Art & Design OR task set by the college
French – Grade 5 English Language | Grade 6 French
Geography – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature) | Grade 5 Maths OR Grade 5 Geography
Geology – Grade 6 Maths | Grade 66 in Combined Science OR Grade 6 in Geology
German – Grade 5 English Language | Grade 6 German
Politics – Grade 5 in a written subject*
Graphics – Grade 5 Art & Design OR Grade 5 Graphic Products OR task set by the college
History – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature) | Grade 5 in another written subject*
Law – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature)
Maths – Grade 6 Maths (Higher Paper)
Maths (Core) – Grade 5 Maths
Maths (Further) – Grade 8 Maths
Media Studies – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature)
Medical Society – Grade 6 Maths | Grade 6 English Language | Grade 77 Science OR Grade 7 Biology AND Grade 7 Chemistry
Music – Grade 5 in Music OR ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory AND successful practical audition
Music Technology (Advanced Audio Engineering) – Grade 5 in GCSE Music OR Grade 3 in ABRSM Music Theory OR successful audition (see Head of School)
Philosophy – Grade 5 English (Language or Literature)
Photography – Grade 5 Art & Design / Photography OR portfolio of work
Physical Education – Grade 5 in PE (if taken) | Grade 55 in Combined Science OR Grade 5 in Biology
Physics – Grade 6 Maths | Grade 66 in Combined Science OR Grade 6 in Physics | PLEASE NOTE – students enrolling to Physics must also take Maths
Psychology – Grade 5 in a written subject* | AND ONE OF: Grade 5 Maths, Grade 5 Statistics, Grade 5 Additional Science, Grade 5 Biology / Chemistry / Physics
Religious Studies – Grade 5 in a written subject*
Sociology – Grade 5 in a written subject*
Spanish– Grade 5 English Language | Grade 6 Spanish
Textiles – Grade 5 Art & Design / Textiles Technology OR portfolio work

*Written GCSE Subjects

Classical Civilisation Creative Writing English Language Film Studies Humanities Philosophy Religious Studies
Classics Critical Thinking English Literature Geography Law Politics Social Science
Communication English Ethics, Philosophy & Religion History Media Studies Psychology Sociology