Subject Entry Requirements for 2021-22

Offers to join Mascalls Academy Sixth Form are conditional upon meeting entry requirements for your chosen subjects, as shown below, and as a minimum, achieving at least 5 GCSEs at level 5 or above, including English and Maths

Art and Design Courses
  • Fine Art
  • Graphics
  • Photography
  • Textiles

Level 5 or above in one of the Art subjects

Please note that for students wishing to study more than one Art based subject, they will need to perform highly at GCSE. Admission to multiple Art and Design courses will be determined on an individual basis

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Biology

Level 6-6 or above in Combined Science or a Level 6 in separate Biology AND level 6 in both English Language and Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Business Studies

Level 5 or above in Business Studies if taken at GCSE AND level 5 or above in both English (Language or Literature) and Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Recommended

Chemistry

Level 6-6 or above in Combined Science or a level 6 in separate Chemistry AND level 6 in Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Computer Science

Level 5 or above in Computer Science AND level 5 or above in English Language and Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Dance - Vocational

Level 5 or above in Dance GCSE, or BTEC level 2, if either taken

Some previous Dance training and experience is required for this course

Study of the subject at GCSE: Recommended

Drama and Theatre

Level 6 or above in Drama GCSE, or a Distinction in Drama BTEC, if either taken, AND level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature)

Study of the subject at GCSE: Recommended

Economics

Level 6+ in Maths and at least a Level 5 in English

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

English Language

Level 6 or above in English Language AND English Literature

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

English Literature

Level 6 or above in English Literature AND English Language

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Film Studies

Level 5 or above in English Language AND English Literature

Study of the subject at GCSE: Recommended

Financial Studies

Level 5 or above in English (Language or Literature) and Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Not applicable

Geography

Level 6 or above in Geography AND level 5 in English Language and Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Health and Social Care Studies (Vocational)

Merit or above in OCR Vocational Health and Social Care Studies Level 2 OR level 5-5 or above in Combined Science (or level 5 in separate Biology), and level 5 or above in English (Language or Literature)

Study of the subject at GCSE: Not applicable

History

Level 6 or above in History AND level 5 or above in English (Language or Literature)

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

ICT (Vocational)

ICT Level 2 Merit Award or level 5 or above in Computer Science GCSE AND level 5 or above in English Language

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Maths

Level 7 or above in Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Media Studies

Level 5 or above in Media if taken at GCSE, or if not then a level 5 or above in English Language AND English Literature

Study of the subject at GCSE: Recommended

Music (Performing)

Level 5 or above in Music GCSE, or a Distinction in Music BTEC, AND ability to play a musical instrument competently and perform confidently in front of an audience

Study of the subject at GCSE: Recommended

Physics

Level 6-6 or above in Combined Science or a level 6 in separate Physics AND level 7 in Maths

It is an expectation that Maths A-Level will be studied alongside Physics

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Politics

Level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature)

Study of the subject at GCSE: Not applicable

Product Design

Level 5 or above in a design and technology subject such as Product Design or Graphics AND a level 5 or above in Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Psychology

Level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature) AND Maths

Study of the subject at GCSE: Recommended

Sociology

Level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature) AND level 5 or above in one humanities subject

Study of the subject at GCSE:Recommended

Spanish

Level 6 or above in Spanish

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Sport Science (Physical Education)

Level 6 or above in AQA GCSE Sports Science OR Distinction in OCR Vocational Sports Science

To be admitted to this course, students must also be competing at club level or higher in one sport

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential

Sport (Vocational)

Level 5 or above in AQA GCSE Sports Science OR Merit or above in OCR Vocational Sports Science

Study of the subject at GCSE: Essential