Entry requirements for sixth form or college

To get into sixth form or college in Norfolk you'll need some qualifications.

If you want to do a Level 3 course, you'll usually need at least four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or better. Level 3 courses include A and AS Levels, BTEC Nationals and OCR Cambridge technicals.  Many sixth forms and colleges may ask for certain grades in certain subjects in order to continue with them at a higher level.

If you are looking at Level 2 courses then you might be asked for some grade 4s or 3s or Cs or Ds at GCSE. Sometimes an interest in the subject is as important as your GCSE grades. Level 2 courses include GCSEs, BTEC Firsts, NVQ2 or OCR Cambridge technicals and nationals.

Level 1 courses have names like Entry, Foundation or Introductory. They may look for some GCSEs or a good report from your school or college. Really wanting to do the course is just as important.

Entry requirements vary between sixth forms and colleges

It's really important to check with the sixth form/college concerned for up-to-date information on their entry requirements, particularly with the changes happening to GCSE grades from A*-G to 9-1.

You can find out the entry requirements for a specific course by searching for it on Help You Choose, then clicking the View button next to it.

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