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
Applied Human Biology A minimum of grade 4 at GCSE Science
Art & Design A minimum of grade 4 at GCSE Art plus portfolio of work
Biology A minimum of two grades 5 at GCSE Science, plus a grade 5 in maths
Business Studies A minimum of grade 4 in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths
Chemistry A minimum of two grades 5 at GCSE Science, plus a grade 5 in maths
Computer Science A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE Maths plus a minimum of grade 4 GCSE Computing (if studied)
Criminology  A minimum of grade 4 at GCSE English
Digital Media A minimum of grade 4 at GCSE English
Economics A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE English and a grade 5 in GCSE Maths
English Language A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE English
English Literature A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE English and English Literature
Fashion & Textiles A minimum of a grade 4 at GCSE Textiles
French A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE French. (Preferably Higher Tier GCSE)
GCSE grade 5 or above in English Language
Geography A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE Geography and GCSE English
Politics A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE English
Health & Social Care Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
History A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE History and GCSE English
IT A minimum of grade 4 at GCSE English
Maths A minimum of grade 6 at GCSE Maths
Music  Performance A minimum of a grade 4 at GCSE Music.
Performing Arts A minimum of grade 4 at GCSE English Literature plus a minimum of Grade 4 at GCSE Drama (if studied).
Photography A minimum of grade 4 in related GCSE subject (Art, Textiles or Graphics) plus the  successful completion of pre-course photography task (issued on  enrolment day)
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 at GCSE Science, plus a grade 5 in maths.
Psychology A minimum of grade 5 at GCSE English and grade 5 at GCSE Maths
Religious Studies A minimum of grade 4 at 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 at GCSE science.
Tourism A minimum of a grade 4 at GCSE English.
EPQ Standard Sixth Form entry requirements.