Subjects and Entry Requirements
Please find below information on the subjects that The UCL Academy will be offering in 2021/22 and the entry requirements for each. The standard entry requirement for UCL Academy Sixth Form is an average grade score of 5.5 across 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English and a grade 6 in the subject of choice at A Level.
For more information about studying these subjects, please take a look at the Sixth Form Prospectus.
The deadline to apply for Sixth Form places for the school year 2021/22 is 31st January 2020.
Biology – Grade 6 in Biology or a Grade 7-9 in Double Science/Core and Additional Science and a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
Chemistry – Grade 6 in Chemistry or a Grade 7-9 in Double Science/Core and Additional Science and a Grade 6 in Maths.
Computer Science – Grade 6 at GCSE in Mathematics.
Drama and Theatre – Grade 6 in English Literature. Please note that a preference will be given to those who also achieve a Grade 6 in GCSE Drama and a Grade 6 in English Language.
Economics – Grade 6 in GCSE English Language and a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
Engineering – Grade 6 in both Core and Additional Science (equivalent to two GCSEs).
English Literature – Grade 6 or equivalent in GCSE English Literature.
Fine Art – Grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design.
Further Mathematics – Grade 8 or equivalent in GCSE Mathematics.
Geography – Grade 6 in GCSE Geography.
Gov/Pol – Grade 6 in any Humanities or English Lit/Lang.
History – Grade 6 in GCSE History.
Mandarin – Grade 6 in GCSE Mandarin.
Mathematics – Grade 7 or equivalent in GCSE Mathematics.
Music – Grade 6 in GCSE Music or Grade 5 Theory and Grade 5 in your main instrument.
Philosophy – Grade 6 in Religious Studies or English Language.
Physical Education – Grade 6 or above in Physical Education and Grade 6 or above in Double Science.
Physics – Grade 6 in Physics or a Grade 7 -9 in Double Science/Core and Additional Science and a Grade 7 in Maths.
Psychology – Standard entry requirements apply
Sociology – Grade 6 in any Humanities subject and a Grade 6 in English Language.
Spanish – Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.
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