Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements:

Details of individual course requirements please click below:

Entry Criteria 2018-9

Though we offer a fresh start for all learners we feel it is vitally important for students to be placed onto courses in which they will achieve success. Some schools cynically allow students onto post-16 courses with very low entry criteria. We believe this is done in order to generate more funding for the school and with a disregard for the best intentions of the students.

We refuse to do this at Harlington, believing it better for a student to study courses we know they will do well at given the results they have already achieved. Some courses are much more challenging than others and therefore a variety of entry criteria for courses exist. In general students must aim for 5 GCSE passes at C or above (including English Language and Mathematics) in order to qualify for A level study.

However, some courses require grades that are higher than this. On occasion it may be possible to study A levels without C or above in Mathematics or English Language. This will dependent upon individual circumstances.

LEVEL 2 VOCATIONAL PROGRAMME
30-36 QCA Points (mainly D’s and E’s at GCSE with a couple of C grades): BTEC Level 2
(plus GCSE Mathematics and/or English Language retake)

LEVEL 3 VOCATIONAL/ 3 AS LEVEL PROGRAMME
37-40 QCA Points (roughly 4 subjects at C or above): BTEC Level 3 courses
(and some AS Level courses)

4 AS LEVEL PROGRAMME
41-44 QCA Points (mainly C grades or better): Limited selection of AS Level/BTEC Level 3 courses (subject to specific course entry criteria)

4 AS LEVEL PROGRAMME
45+ QCA points (mainly B grades or better):
Any AS Level courses (subject to specific course entry criteria)