Places at Amethyst Sixth Form are allocated following the application deadline date and notified by letter. Offers are all subject to meeting the following conditions:
Generic Sixth Form Entrance Criteria
- To study for the equivalent of 3 A-levels requires a GCSE APS average point score of 46 (average B grade) or greater (these should be gained in a minimum of 5 separate GCSE subjects). Students should have at least a grade 5 in GCSE English and mathematics for acceptance on to A Level courses.
- To study for 3 BTEC courses would require a GCSE APS average point score of 40 (average C grade) or above and a minimum of five GCSE (or equivalent courses). In addition, L3 BTEC subjects may require a minimum of grade 5 in GCSE English Language and mathematics.
Subject Specific Entrance Criteria
- Specific criteria for individual areas vary according to the demands of the subject, most require a Grade B (6) in the same subject to continue at A Level, with the exception of mathematics which requires a Level 7.
The specific subject requirements will be discussed at interview and offer stage.
- Where subjects are offered at Wolverhampton consortium schools they may apply different criteria and will be discussed at interview and offer stage.
|Art||Grade 6 in Art, Grade 5 in English- Must have GCSE|
|Maths||Grade 7 in Maths, Grade 5 in English- Must have GCSE|
|Drama||Grade 5 in English and Maths with a Distinction in BTEC Drama or Grade 5 at GCSE. If you have not studied Drama at KS4, you will need to provide evidence that you have studied Drama outside of school.|
|Spanish/French||Grade 6 in Spanish/French- Must have GCSE|
|English Lit&Lang||Ideally, students should achieve G6 in both GCSE Language and Literature, Must have GCSE|
|Sociology||Grade 5 in English, Grade 6 in History/Geography Must have GCSE Humanities|
|Psychology||Grade 5 in English and Maths plus a Grade 6 in Science|
|Biology||Grade 5 in English Grade 6 in Maths plus a Grade 6 in Biology/Science Must have GCSE|
|Chemistry||Grade 5 in English, Grade 6 in Maths plus a Grade 6 in Chemistry/Science Must have GCSE|
|Physics||Grade 5 in English, Grade 6 in Maths plus a Grade 6 in Physics/Science Must have GCSE|
|History||Grade 6 in History, Grade 5 in English Must have GCSE|
|Geography||Grade 6 in History, Grade 5 in English and Maths Must have GCSE|
|Dance||Grade 5 or above in GCSE Dance, Pass, Merit, Distinction Level 2 BTEC Dance Must have L2|
|ICT ||Grade 4 in English and Maths No need for L2|
|Applied Science ||Grade 4 in English and Maths, Grade 4 in Science |
|Textiles ||Grade 4 and above in English. Would prefer a GCSE in design technology or art but not essential.|
|CPLD||GCSE English Grade 4, GCSE Maths Grade 4, No L2 required|
|Sport||5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 including English & PE. No L2 required|
|Applied Business||Grade 4s in English and Maths. Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies or equivalent at BTEC (Merit). Must have GCSE|
|Business||Grades 4 in English and Maths. BTEC Business Level 2 Merit or above, or GCSE Business Studies grade 5 or above. Must have GCSE/L2|
|Health and Social Care ||Grade 4 in English |
|Music||Grade 4 in English and Maths. The ability to play a musical instrument is crucial.|
|Engineering||Grade 4 in English Grade 6 in Mathematics|