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Sixth Form Admissions

A Level Course Requirements

For progression to A Level from GCSE, students should have a minimum of five 9-4 grades at GCSE in five different subjects including English Language and Mathematics. BTECs are only worth one GCSE and only two BTECs can be counted as equivalencies. Students will pick at least three A level subjects and may be considered for four subjects depending on their GCSE results. All students undertaking A Levels will have the option to study for the EPQ.  

Level 3 Vocational Course Requirements

For progression to BTEC Level 3 Vocational Courses from GCSE, students must have a minimum of four 9-4 grades at GCSE or passes at BTEC Level 2. Level 2 BTECs are only worth one GCSE and only two Level 2 BTECs can be counted as equivalencies.  Those who are yet to achieve a grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics will need to retake this.

Level 2 Vocational Course Requirements

Students that don’t meet the requirements for A Levels or Level 3 Vocational Courses will be able to choose from our Level 2 Vocational courses and will retake both GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. Students on this pathway will need to secure at least a merit in their Level 2 BTEC subjects to progress onto the Level 3 Vocational programme the following year.

Application forms should be printed, filled in and returned to the Admissions Secretary.

The Admissions Team,
Bishop Douglass School,
Hamilton Road,Finchley,
London N2 0SQ