Subject Entry Requirements

At New College Bradford we offer a wide range of A-Level courses. The advantage of following an A-Level programme is that you are able to keep your options open and not specialise or go down a particular route before you are ready.

Alternatively, if you know which subject you would like to specialise in you should consider one of our BTEC Extended Diplomas (3 A Level equivalent) or combine the two.

The combination of subjects you choose is very important as your future aspirations and interests could depend on them.

Subject Specific Entry Requirements for 2019 – A Levels

Accounting Grade 4 English Language and Grade 6 Maths 4.5
Art and Design Grade 4 English Language and 6 in a creative subject or merit in BTEC (if studied) n/a
Biology Grade 5 English Language and Grade 6 Maths, 6 in Biology or 6-6 in Combined Science 5.6 (or a 7 in Maths)
Business Grade 4 English Language and Grade 5 Maths 4.5
Chemistry Grade 5 English Language and Grade 6 Maths, 6 in Chemistry or 6-6 in Combined Science 5.6 (or a 7 in Maths)
Computer Science Grade 4 English Language and Grade 6 Maths and 6 in Computer Science 5.6
Dance Grade 5 English Language and 5 in a Performing Arts subject or a merit in BTEC (if studied) or an audition n/a
Drama and Theatre Studies Grade 5 English Language and 5 in a Performing Arts subject or a merit in BTEC (if studied) or an audition n/a
Economics Grade 5 English Language and Grade 6 Maths 5
English Language/Literature Grade 5 English Language or Grade 5 English Literature 4.5
English Literature Grade 5 English Language and Grade 5 English Literature 4.5
Film Studies Grade 5 English Language or Grade 5 English Literature 4.5
French Grade 6 English Language and 6 in French 5.6 (or 7 in French)
Geography Grade 5 English Language and 6 in Geography and Maths Grade 4 5
Geology Grade 4 English Language and Grade 5 Maths and a 5 in Science 5
Government and Politics Grade 5 English Language 5
Graphic Design Grade 4 English Language and 5 in a creative subject or a merit in BTEC (if studied) n/a
History Grade 5 English Language and 6 in History 5
Law Grade 5 English Language 4.5
Maths Grade 4 English Language and Grade 6 Maths 5.6 (or 7 in Maths)
Further Maths Grade 4 English Language and Grade 8 Maths 5.6
Media Grade 5 English Language or Grade 5 English Literature 4.5
Music Grade 5 English Language and 6 in Music or a distinction in BTEC (if studied), plus Grade 5 standard in practical and theory n/a
Music Technology Grade 5 English Language and 6 in Music or a distinction in BTEC (if studied), plus the ability to read music at a basic level n/a
Photography Grade 4 English Language and 5 in a creative subject or a merit at BTEC (if studied) n/a
Physical Education Grade 4 English Language and 5 in PE and 5 in Science and must be currently playing a competitive sport 4.5
Physics Grade 5 English Language and Grade 6 Maths and 6 in Physics or 6-6 in Combined Science 5.6 (or 7 in Maths)
Psychology Grade 5 English, Grade 5 in Maths and Grade 5-5 in Combined Science 4.5
Religious Studies Grade 5 English Language 4.5
Sociology Grade 5 English Language 4.5
Spanish Grade 6 English Language and 6 in Spanish 5.6 (or a 7 in Spanish)
Textiles and Fashion Design Grade 4 English Language and 5 in a creative subject or a merit at BTEC (if studied) n/a

Subject Specific Entry Requirements for 2018 – BTECs

Subject A-level Equivalent Entry Requirement Average GCSE Points Score
BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design 3 Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 4 in a creative subject or a merit at BTEC (if studied) N/A
BTEC Diploma in Business 2 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Extended Diploma in Business 3 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
CACHE Childcare Diploma 3 Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 3 in Maths N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Extended Diploma in Games Design 3 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Games Design 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in H&SC 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Diploma in H&SC 2 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Extended Diploma in H&SC 3 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Extended Diploma in IT 3 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music 1 Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 4 (or merit) in Music (if studied) N/A
BTEC Diploma in Music 2 Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 4 (or merit) in Music (if studied) N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) 1 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Photography 1 Grade 4 in English Language and a grade 4 in a creative subject or a merit at BTEC (if studied) N/A
BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services 3 Grade 4 in English Language N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science 1 Grade 5 in English, Grade 4 in Maths and 5 in Science N/A
BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport 3 Grade 4 in English Language and 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied) N/A
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport 1 Grade 4 in English Language and 4 in PE or merit at BTEC (if studied) N/A