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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

Entry Requirements

For September 2022 entry

Applicants to our Sixth Form are required to achieve the following criteria:

Minimum Requirements: At least five 4 grades at GCSE and grade 4 in Mathematics and English (Language or Literature)

Recommended Level of Attainment: At least a grade 5, 6 or Merit in the subjects to be studied.  Achieving the recommended level of attainment will ensure that students follow courses where they are likely to be successful. However, individual consideration will be given to students who meet the minimum requirements. It is vital that you aspire for the highest possible grades at GCSE to demonstrate your readiness for Sixth Form study.

Students usually study three subjects. Students with very high attainment at GCSE (six 7 grades or more) may be able to study four subjects – this will be discussed at interview. EPQ (in y13) and Further Maths are usually studied as a fourth subject.

Applications to the Sixth Form for Meadowhead School pupils is via www.sheffieldprogress.co.uk. Students will be given login details and support with the application process in November.

Please note that subjects will run given sufficient demand.

Subject

Subject specific requirements

Art, Craft & Design

GCSE 5 or above or BTEC Merit, other candidates on an individual basis

Art Textiles 

GCSE 5 or above in an art-related subject, other candidates on an individual basis

Biology

GCSE 6,6 in Combined Sciences or  GCSE 6 in Biology plus one other science 6 grade; and a 5 in Maths

Business Studies (A level)

5 in Maths; 5 in GCSE Business Studies if studied

Business Studies (BTEC)

4 in Maths; 4 in GCSE Business Studies if studied

Chemistry

GCSE 6,6 in Combined Sciences or  GCSE 6 in Chemistry plus one other science 6 grade; and a 5 in Maths

Computer Science

GCSE 5 in Computer Science or 6 in Maths

English Language (Linguistics)

GCSE 5 or above in English Language

English Literature

GCSE 6 or above in English Literature

French

GCSE 6 or above in French

Geography

GCSE 5 or above in Geography

German

GCSE 6 or above in German

Health and Social Care BTEC

Merit or above in Level 2 Health and Social Care

History

GCSE 5 or above in History

Information Technology BTEC

GCSE 5 or Level 2 Merit in ICT

Mathematics (A Level)

GCSE 6 or above in Maths

Mathematics – Further (A Level)

GCSE 7 or above in Maths 

Music

GCSE 5 or above in Music or at least a Merit Grade in BTEC Music; and the ability to play an instrument to a high level (G5 or higher)

Performing Arts (BTEC)

GCSE 5 or above in Drama or Merit in Level 2 Performing Arts

Philosophy

English Language GCSE at Grade 5 or above.

Photography

GCSE 5 or above in an art-related subject, other candidates on an individual basis

Physics

 

GCSE 6,6 in Combined Sciences or  GCSE 6 in Physics plus one other science 6 grade; and a 5 in Maths

Product Design

GCSE 5 or Level 2 Merit in Product Design, Resistant Materials or similar Design subjects

Psychology

GCSE 5 in English Language or Literature and GCSE 5 in Science

Science BTEC (one or two equivalent)

5 grade in a GCSE Science

Sociology

GCSE 5 or above in English Language or Literature

Spanish

GCSE 6 or above in Spanish

Sport  (one, two or three equivalent)

GCSE 5 or above in PE or Merit in Level 2 Sport