Entry Requirements

In 2018 Arnold Hill was the highest performing large Sixth Form in Nottinghamshire based on progress made by students from the end of Year 11.

In 2019 our results were also outstanding with 62% A*B grades at full A level and a 100% pass rate Grades A-E.

All BTEC students achieved Merit or Distinction grades.

Arnold Hill students go on to leading Universities, get higher level Apprenticeships and have interesting and well paid careers. We have a fantastic Sixth form Centre, numerous extra-curricular opportunities and a lively and vibrant social community.

We welcome applicants from schools across Nottinghamshire.

 

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

To study Vocational courses like BTEC at Arnold Hill Academy Sixth form you need to have achieved a minimum of 5 courses at GCSE Grades 9-4 including English and Mathematics

To study A Level courses you need to have achieved a minimum of 5 courses at GCSE Grades 9-5 including English and Mathematics. In addition, there are subject specific entry criteria (please see below).

It is important to remember to talk to your tutor in year 11, the Careers adviser or one of the Sixth Form team if you are concerned you may not meet the entry criteria.

Faculty & Subject Exam Board Entry Criteria
Business & Computing
A Level Business Studies AQA Grade 5 in GCSE Business

Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and English

BTEC Business Edexcel Grade 4 in Business
A Level Creative I Media OCR Grade 4 in Computing or ICT
A Level Computer Science OCR Grade 6 in GCSE Computing or ICT

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths

A Level Economics AQA Grade 6 in Business or Economics

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths

Creative Arts
A Level Art & Design OCR Grade 6 in GCSE Art & Design or a Merit in BTEC Art & Design
A Level Music EDUQAS GCSE Grade 5 in Music

GCSE Grade 5 in English and Maths

BTEC Extended Certificate in Music Performance Edexcel Grade 4 in Music or a Merit in L2 Music
A Level Drama & Theatre WJEC Grade 5 in GCSE Drama or Performing Arts or a Merit in BTEC Performing Arts
English
A Level English Language AQA Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
A Level English Literature AQA Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature
Humanities
A Level Geography AQA Grade 6 in GCSE Geography (or another humanities subject) and a Grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths
A Level History AQA Grade 6 in GCSE History (or another humanities subject) and Grade 5 in GCSE English
A Level Philosophy & Ethics OCR Grade 5 in GCSE Philosophy (or another humanities subject)

Grade 5  in English Language

A Level Psychology AQA Grade 5 in GCSE English Language

Grade 6 in a GCSE Humanities subject

A Level Sociology AQA Grade 5 in GCSE English Language

Grade 6  in a GCSE Humanities subject

A Level Government and Politics AQA Grade 5 in GCSE English Language

Grade 6  in a GCSE Humanities subject

Maths
A Level Mathematics OCR GCSE Maths at Grade 7 or higher
A Level Further Maths OCR Grade 8 in GCSE Maths
Modern Foreign Languages
A Level French AQA Grade 6 in GCSE French
A Level Spanish AQA Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish
Physical Education
A Level PE OCR Grade 5 in GCSE PE
BTEC Sport and Exercise Science (Edexcel) Edexcel Level 2 in OCR National or BTEC Merit or a Grade 4 in GCSE PE
A Level Dance AQA Grade 6 in GCSE Dance
Science
A Level Biology AQA Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or 6-6 in Combined Science

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths

A Level Chemistry AQA Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or 6-6 in Combined Science

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths

A Level Physics AQA Grade 6 in GCSE Physics or 6-6 in Combined Science

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths

Technology
A Level Fashion & Textiles Grade 5 in GCSE Design and Technology
A Level Product Design AQA Grade 5 in  GCSE Design and Technology
BTEC Health and Social Care Edexcel A minimum of 5 courses at GCSE Grades 9-4 including English and Mathematics
WJEC Food Science and Nutrition WJEC A minimum of 5 courses at GCSE Grades 9-4 including English and Mathematics