Entry Requirements - St Mary's and St John's CE School

Entry Requirements

GCSE results usually provide a clear indication of the most suitable pathway for a student to pursue. Making the correct decision on your post 16 journey is critical. You need to ensure you are taking courses that match your current ability and interests.

At SMSJ we want to ensure that all our students succeed in their courses. Consequently, we have clear entry criteria for both the Sixth Form and for each subject.

In order to access our Sixth Form curriculum, students are required to achieve an average point score of at least 5.5 in their subjects. In addition, students must achieve a 5 in English Language and a 5 in Mathematics.

The subject specific entry requirements for each subject are listed below:

 

Subject

Entry Requirement

Art & Product Design

6 in Art GCSE

Biology

Triple Science Candidates: 

6 in Biology GCSE, plus 6 in either Chemistry or Physics GCSE. 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

Combined Science Candidates: 

6,6 in Science GCSE 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

Business Studies

6 in English GSCE 

5 in Mathematics GSCE 

No requirement to have completed Business GCSE 

Chemistry

Triple Science Candidates: 

6 in Chemistry GCSE, plus 6 in either Biology or Physics GCSE. 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

Combined Science Candidates: 

6,6 in Science GCSE 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

Computer Science

6 in Computer Science GCSE 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

Dance 6 in Dance GCSE 
Drama & Theatre

6 in Drama GCSE 

6 in English GCSE or equivalent proof of performance experience 

Economics

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

6 in English GCSE 

English Literature 6,6 in English Language GCSE and in English Literature GCSE 
English Literature & Language 6,6 in English Language GCSE and in English Literature GCSE 
French 6 in French GCSE 
Geography

6 in Geography GCSE 

6 in English GCSE 

Government & Politics

6 in History GCSE 

6 in English GCSE 

History

6 in History GCSE 

6 in English GCSE 

Mathematics 6 in Mathematics GCSE 
Further Mathematics

8 in Mathematics GCSE 

Must also take A Level Mathematics 

Physics

Triple Science Candidates: 

6 in Physics GCSE, plus 6 in either Chemistry or Biology GCSE. 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

Combined Science Candidates: 

6,6 in Science GCSE 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

Psychology

6,6 in Science GCSE 

6 in Mathematics GCSE 

6 in English GCSE 

Religious Studies

6 in Religious Studies GCSE 

6 in English GCSE 

Sociology 6 in English GCSE 
Spanish 6 in Spanish GCSE 

 

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