Admissions

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.
Course
Admission Criteria
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

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