Entry Requirements

At Cardinal Langley we have an entry requirement that prospective students must fulfil in order to successfully   enrol with us. Our entry requirement is a minimum of 5 standard passes at GCSE (9-4) in 5 different subjects (only 1 BTEC will be considered), with at least 1 being GCSE English or GCSE Maths. We are unable to offer you a place if you need to resit both GCSE English and Maths.

Most subject areas also provide their own specific guidance for students so they are supported in selecting appropriate courses that give them the best chance of success. This guidance is applied when you decide to enrol with us, although we do have some degree of flexibility. See the table below for further information.

Subject Guidance
Art & Design A minimum of grade 4 in GCSE Art plus portfolio of work.
Biology A minimum of two grades 5 in GCSE Science, plus a grade 5 in Maths.
Business A minimum of grade 4 in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
Chemistry A minimum of two grades 5 in GCSE Science, plus a grade 5 in Maths.
Computer Science A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE Maths plus a minimum of grade 4 GCSE Computing (if studied).
Criminology  A minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English.
Digital Media A minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English.
Economics A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English and a grade 5 in GCSE Maths.
English Language A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English.
English Literature A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English and English Literature.
Extended Project                 Qualification (EPQ) Standard Sixth Form entry requirements.
French A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE French. (Preferably Higher Tier GCSE) GCSE grade 5 or above in English Language.
Geography A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE Geography and a grade 4 in GCSE English & Maths.
Health & Social Care Standard Sixth Form entry requirements.
History A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE History and GCSE English.
IT A minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English.
Maths A minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
Performing Arts A minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English and a Level 2 Pass in Performing Arts (if studied).
Photography A minimum of grade 4 in related GCSE subject (Art, Textiles or Graphics). Completion of a ‘pre-course task’ to check you are a suitable candidate if you do not have a creative background.
Physical Education A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE PE plus participation in a competitive sport outside of school.
Physics A minimum of two grades 5 in GCSE Science, plus a grade 5 in maths.
Politics A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English.
Psychology A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English and grade 5 at GCSE Maths.
Religious Studies A minimum of grade 4 in GCSE RE and grade 4 at GCSE English.
Spanish A minimum of grade 5 in GCSE Spanish. (Preferably Higher Tier GCSE) GCSE grade 5 or above in English Language.
Sport A minimum of two grade 4’s in GCSE Science.
Travel & Tourism A minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English.