Subjects and Entry Requirements
Please find below information on the subjects that The UCL Academy will be offering in 2023/24 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.
Biology – Grade 6 in Biology or 6/6 in Combined Science. Grade 6 in English Language and Maths.
Business – Grade 5/Merit in Business if taken at GCSE, 6 in English Language. A Level Business cannot be taken in conjunction with A Level Economics.
Chemistry – Grade 6 in Chemistry or 6/6 in Combined Science. Grade 6 in English Language and Maths.
Computer Science – Grade 6 at GCSE in Mathematics, Grade 6 in Computing if taken at GCSE.
Design Engineering – Grade 6 in Triple Sciences or in Double Science/core and additional Science, Grade 6 in Engineering if taken at GCSE.
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. Or evidence of talent in Drama (students may be asked to attend an audition).
Economics – Grade 6 in GCSE English Language, Grade 6 in GCSE Maths, Grade 6 in Economics if taken at GCSE. A Level Economics cannot be taken in conjunction with A Level Business.
English Literature – Grade 6 or equivalent in GCSE English Language and Literature.
Film Studies – Grade 6 in English Language.
Fine Art – Grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design. A portfolio of work may also be considered.
Further Mathematics – Grade 8 or equivalent in GCSE Mathematics. Students must also take A Level Maths.
Geography – Grade 6 in GCSE Geography, Grade 6 in English Language.
German – Grade 6 in GCSE German.
Government and Politics – Grade 6 in any Humanities and Grade 6 in English Language.
History – Grade 6 in GCSE History and Grade 6 in English Language.
Mandarin – Grade 7 in GCSE Mandarin.
Maths – Grade 7+ in GCSE Maths. Students with a grade 6 in Maths may apply to take an algebra test at enrolment interview in August, to be accepted onto the course.
Media – Grade 5 in Media Studies if taken at GCSE.
Music – Grade 6 in GCSE Music, Grade 5 or equivalent in your main instrument, ability to read and understand musical notation. Or evidence of talent in Music (students may be asked to attend an audition).
Philosophy – Grade 6 in Religious Education if taken at GCSE and Grade 6 English Language.
Photography – Grade 5 in Photography, Art or equivalent creative course. A portfolio of work may also be considered.
Physics – Grade 6 in Physics or 6/6 in Combined Science. Grade 6 in English Language and maths. Must also be taken in combination with A Level Maths.
Psychology – Grade 6 in GCSE Maths, Grade 6 in GCSE English Language, Grade 6 in GCSE Psychology if taken.
Sociology – Grade 6 in any Humanities subject and Grade 6 in English Language. Grade 6 in GCSE Sociology if taken.
Spanish – Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.
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