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Entry requirements 2024

For immediate consideration for a place at The Knights Templar School Sixth Form, students must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

If this requirement has not been met, we are committed to meeting with you to review wider option choices, and consider the best individual programme of study for you.

On entering the Sixth Form to take up a programme of study, if a student has not achieved a grade 4 in mathematics and/or English language they will automatically be required to re sit these exams and have these subjects as part of their sixth form timetable.

In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements above, the majority of courses also have specific entry requirements;

 

 

Subject

Course entry requirements

Applied Science BTEC

Sixth Form entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

Art (fine art)

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Art.

Art (photography)

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Art or students might be accepted following an interview with a portfolio of photographs.

Biology

GCSE combined science students: at least grade 6 in GCSE Combined Science and Maths.

Separate GCSE science students: at least grade 6 in GCSE Biology and Maths; at least a grade 5 in any remaining GCSE science qualifications.

All students: at least a grade 5 in GCSE English is recommended.

Business Studies

No prior knowledge required but grade 5 in GCSE Business if taken.  Grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths is recommended

Business Cambridge Technical Diploma

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths is recommended. To have studied a course at level 2, would be advantageous but not essential.

Chemistry

GCSE combined science students: at least grade 6 in GCSE Combined Science and Maths.

Separate GCSE science students: at least grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry and Maths; at least a grade 5 in any remaining GCSE science qualifications.

All students: at least a grade 5 in GCSE English is recommended.

Computer Science

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Computer Science, if studied.

Criminology Applied Diploma

Sixth Form entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

D&T: Product Design

Level 2 Merit in Cambridge National in Engineering or minimum Grade 5 in GCSE Design and Technology.

Economics

No prior knowledge required but Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths and English is preferable.

English Language & Literature

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

 

English Literature

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

Ethics and Philosophy

No requirement to have studied GCSE RE but a grade 5 or above must be achieved if taken.

Film Studies

Sixth Form entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

French

Grade 5 or above in GCSE French.

Geography

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Geography.

History

Grade 5 or above in GCSE History.

IT Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths is recommended. To have studied a course similar to IT at level 2, would be advantageous but not essential.

Mathematics

Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics and been taught in one of the top two sets, or be exceptional from set 3.

Mathematics: Further Mathematics

Grade 8 or 9 in GCSE Mathematics and been taught in set 1 or exceptional in set 2.

Media Studies

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Media or English.

Music

Useful but not essential to have GCSE Music. Essential to be able to play a musical instrument and be able to read music. Grade 5 theory from ABRSM is also an advantage.

Performance (Acting) BTEC

Good performance skills are essential. Not essential to have taken GCSE Drama but if taken, grade 4 is required.

P.E.

Grade 5 or above in a science-based GCSE. It is not essential to have taken GCSE PE. A genuine interest and enthusiasm for the world of sport both in practice and theory are essential.

Physics

GCSE combined science students: at least grade 6 in GCSE combined science and maths.

Separate GCSE science students: at least grade 6 in GCSE physics and maths; at least a grade 5 in any remaining GCSE science qualifications.

All students: at least a grade 5 in GCSE English is recommended.

Politics

Sixth Form entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

Psychology

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English is preferable and in either/both GCSE Maths and/or Science.

Sociology

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language is preferable.

Spanish

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Spanish.

Sport & Physical Activity Cambridge Technical Diploma

No requirement to have studied GCSE PE but a general enthusiasm for sport and exercise is essential.

Statistics

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics and have sat the exam at Higher level.

WIDER CURRICULUM

Extended Project Qualification

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language, English Literature or History.

Public Speaking

Sixth Form entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

Level 3 Sports Leadership (SL3)

Sixth Form entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

Young Enterprise

Sixth Form entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.