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Joining OLCC 6th Form

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Receiving your GCSE results in August and considering where to continue your studies? Our Lady's has courses to suit all abilities.  Email and leave your phone details and Mrs Bates will get back to you within a couple of days.

To study three or four GCE or BTEC Level 3 courses you need to have a minimum of 5 GCSE or equivalent Grades of 9-4, including a minimum of Grade 4 in either Mathematics or English GCSE.  A number of courses have specific requirements.

In addition, other subjects we offer have the following entry requirements: 


Additional Minimum Entry requirements 

A-Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics 

5 in Combined or Separate Science (preferably higher tier, but foundation will be considered) 

Biology also requires 4 in Maths and English 

Chemistry and Physics also require 5 in Maths 

A-Level Geography, History, Religious Studies and Sociology 

4 in the GCSE subject is preferable 

4 in English  

A-Level English Language and English Literature 

5 in English Language or Literature 

A-Level Art 

5 in GCSE Art or L2 Merit in BTEC Art  

(Students without this requirement may be considered on the strength of a portfolio) 

A-Level Psychology 

5 in Maths and English 

A-Level Maths 

6 in Maths  

A-level Product Design 

5 in Maths and English, preferably 5 in GCSE D&T or Art 

BTEC Health and Social Care, Business 

4 in Maths and English 

BTEC Food and Nutrition, IT 

4 in English 

BTEC Applied Science 

4 in Combined Science, Maths and English 

BTEC Music Performance 

5 GCSE Music or L2 Pass in BTEC Music or Grade 4 in an instrument/singing 

BTEC Sport, Travel and Tourism 

No additional requirements 

BTEC Performing Arts 

No additional requirements, although Drama or Performing Arts GCSE or L2 BTEC would be helpful 

Option Changes

On some occasions, you may find that one of the courses you have chosen to study is not quite what you expected or you may be finding a course too challenging. There may also be some instances where your teacher expresses a concern about your suitability for the course. It may then be appropriate for you to opt for a different subject. The earlier this takes place, the better, as it obviously involves catching up on work missed in the new subject.

Option changes can only be made up until the end of September. After this date you are committed to the courses you have chosen.