POST 16 FIRST OPTIONS FORM: EXTERNAL STUDENTS Full Name: M/F Date of Birth: Address: Post Code: School: Parent phone number: Parent email: Student email: Student mobile: Intended Level 3 courses (A levels and/or BTEC level 3 courses) SUBJECT EXPECTED GCSE GRADE (if applicable) 1 2 3 4 PLEASE RETURN TO SIXTH FORM OFFICE Caludon Castle Entry Requirements for Level 3 Courses Standard requirements for all Level 3 courses are 5 x C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, including English and Mathematics. A Pass at BTEC is equivalent to a C. A Merit at BTEC is equivalent to a B. We recommend that you choose 4 courses only if you have mainly A or B grades at GCSE BTEC Courses BTEC Subjects Extra requirements (B also means Merit at BTEC) Business BTEC Standard Requirements Food and Nutrition (WJEC Level 3) Grade B preferred in GCSE Catering or Hospitality, although suitable students who have not previously done these courses will be considered I.T BTEC C in GCSE Computer Science or ICT Music BTEC BTEC level 2 Extended Certificate Merit Grade, or GCSE Music Grade C or an appropriate musical grade at minimum grade 5 standard (Rock School, ABRSM, Guildhall) Sport BTEC Merit in BTEC Sport or C/D in GCSE PE Travel and Tourism BTEC Standard Requirements . A Level Courses A level Subjects Extra requirements (B also means Merit at BTEC): (A grade = Distinction, B grade = Merit, C grade = Pass at BTEC ) Art and Design B in GCSE Art or strong evidence of artistic ability presented as a portfolio. Biology 5 B grades, including B in Biology or B in Additional Science and B in Maths. If you have taken Additional Science, then you need to have B grades in all of the examined modules. Chemistry 5 B grades, including B in Biology or B in Additional Science and B in Maths. If you have taken Additional Science, then you need to have B grades in all of the examined modules. Computer Science GCSE grade B either Computer Science or ICT and a grade B in Maths Drama and Theatre Studies Standard requirements Economics 5 x B grades including Maths and English English Language Grade B in both English Language and English Literature is recommended English Language and Lit Grade C in both English Language and English Literature is recommended, a B grade in at least one of these subjects is preferred. English Literature Grade B in both English Literature and English Language is recommended French 5 GCSEs at grade B or above, including at least a grade B in French. Geography 5 GCSEs at grade B, including a grade B in Geography. Health and Social Care Standard requirements Applied History Grade B in History GCSE and grade B in an English GCSE. Mathematics GCSE grade A in Mathematics Further Mathematics GCSE grade A in Mathematics Core Mathematics GCSE grade B in Mathematics Media Studies B in English plus B in an Expressive Arts subject preferred Moving Image Standard requirements Philosophy and Ethics Grade B in English Photography Standard requirements Physics 5 B grades, including B in Biology or B in Additional Science and B in Maths. If you have taken Additional Science, then you need to have B grades in all of the examined modules. Product Design GCSE Grade B in Resistant Materials, Graphic Products or Product Design Psychology Five GCSE’s grade A*-B. At least a grade B in English, Mathematics and Science. Science Applied At least a grade C at GCSE Additional Science and a C grade in English GCSE. Sociology 5 A*-B in GCSEs including a B in English Language and a B in Sociology (if they have taken it at GCSE). GCSE Sociology is not a requirement.