Entry Requirements


Our Values

R

Respect

Our students respect each other, themselves and the WRSF community

I

Integrity

Our students are honest and act with strong morale purpose

S

Strength

Our students are strong, independent women who are leaders of the future

E

Excellence

Our students excel, as WRSF pride ourselves on striving for excellence in what we do

The entry requirements for Whalley Range Sixth Form College, both general and subject specific.

General Requirements

A Level Pathway (4 A Levels): 8 or more GCSE grades 9-8 required for this pathway including 8+ in Maths & English
A Level Pathway (3 A Levels): 5 x GCSE grades 9-4 including 2 x grades 6s and 4+ in Maths & English Language
T Level: 5 x GCSE grades 9-4 including 4+ in Maths & English Language
Blended Pathway (A level(s) and Applied): 5 x GCSE grades 9-4 including 4+ in Maths & English Language
Applied (Diploma & Extended Certificate): 5 x GCSE grades 9-4 including 4+ in English Language
Intermediate Vocational: Level 2 pathway: fewer than 5 x grades 9-5 with the majority of GCSE grades are 3s including minimum grade 2 in both Maths & English Language
Intermediate Vocational: Level 1 pathway: majority of GCSE grades are 2s including grade 2 in both Maths & English Language

Subject Specific Requirements

A Level

  • Arabic:
    Grade 5 in GCSE Arabic
  • Business Studies:
    Grade 5 in Maths would be beneficial but not essential
  • Computer Science:
    Grade 5 in Maths would be beneficial but not essential
  • Geography:
    Grade 5 in Geography or Science would be beneficial
  • English Language:
    Grade 5 in English Literature or Language
  • English Literature:
    Grade 5 in English Literature or Language
  • History:
    GCSE grade 6 in History or English would be beneficial but not essential
  • Maths:
    GCSE grade 6 in Maths (a higher grade 5 will no longer be considered)
  • Media Studies:
    Grade 5 in English Language
  • Psychology:
    Grade 5 in Science
  • Religious Studies:
    Grade 5 in English Language
  • A Level Science:
    • 1 of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics: Combined Science Grade 6-5, Separate Science Grade 6,6,5, Maths Grade 5
    • 2 of either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths: Combined Science Grade 6-6, Separate Science Grade 6,6,6 Maths Grade 6
    • 3 of either: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths: Grade 77 GCSE Combined Science 2 x 7s and 1 Grade 6 in, Separate Science, GCSE Maths 6
  • Sociology:
    Grade 5 in English Language is beneficial but not essential
  • Urdu:
    Grade 5 in GCSE Urdu

Applied (Diploma & Extended Certificate)

  • Business Diploma and Extended Certificate:
    Grade 4 in English
  • HSC Diploma and Extended Certificate:
    Grade 4 in English
  • Applied Science Diploma and Extended Certificate:
    Grade 5-4 in GCSE Combined Science and Grade 4 in English
  • Criminology Diploma:
    Grade 4 in English
  • IT Extended Certificate:
    Grade 4 in English

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