Harborne, Birmingham
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Pathways & Entry Requirements

Students at Lordswood Sixth Form Centre have a choice of three pathways.

PathwayLevelProgramme ContentEntry Requirements
Pathway 1Level 3
Academic
2 years
3 A Levels or A Level equivalentsAverage GCSE grade 5
Pathway 2Level 3
Technical
2 years
Level 3 Extended Diploma OR T Level (3 A Level equivalent)Average GCSE grade 5
Pathway 3T Level Transition ProgrammeLevel 2 equivalent qualification + maths/English re-sitAverage GCSE grade 4

Entry Requirements

SubjectQualificationGCSE EnglishGCSE MathsStudied Previously?Special Entry Requirements
BiologyA Level66YGCSE – 6 in biology, 6 in chemistry and 6 in physics OR 6-6 in Trilogy
ChemistryA Level66YSame as above
PhysicsA Level66YSame as above
MathematicsA Level46YGCSE – grade 6 on higher paper, 6/7 preferable
Applied ScienceExt. Cert.
Ext. Dip.
5
5
5
5
Y
Y
GCSE – 5 in core and 5 in additional science
Computer ScienceA Level45NGCSE – 5 or above if studied previously
Information TechnologyInt. Dip.
Dip.
4
4
N
GCSE – 4 or above if studied previously
BusinessA Level
Ext. Cert.
5
4
5
4
N
N
GCSE – 5 or above if studied previously
Fine ArtA Level4YGCSE – 5 in art
PhotographyA Level4NGCSE – 5 or above if studied previously
Media StudiesA Level4NGCSE – 4 or above if studied previously
Film StudiesA Level4NAn interest in film and film making
DramaA Level4NGCSE – 5 or above if studied previously
MusicA Level44YGCSE – 6 or above AND grade 5 or above in instrument or voice
HistoryA Level54YGCSE – grade 5 in history. If grade 5 achieved in English, consideration may be depending on history grade achieved
GeographyA Level54YGCSE – 5 or above
Philosophy of Religion & EthicsA Level5NGCSE – 5 or above if studied previously
PsychologyA Level66NGCSE – 6 or above if studied previously plus grade 6 in science
SociologyA Level5NGCSE – 5 or above if studied previously 
Government & PoliticsA Level54NGCSE – 5 or above in history or sociology OR 5 in English if history/sociology not studied
English LiteratureA Level6YGCSE – 6 or above in English language AND 6 or above in English literature
FrenchA Level5YGCSE – 6 or above
SpanishA Level5YGCSE – 6 or above
Physical EducationA Level54NGCSE – 5 or above AND 5 in science or 5 in biology
Health & Social CareExt. Cert.44NGCSE – 4 or above in science or 4 in biology
Education & ChildcareLevel 3 T Level44NA passion for the subject and commitment to the course and to attending an industrial placement
This course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  LSFC will co-ordinate and fund the completion of the DBS check but the student must provide the required identification in order for it to be processed.
To check which ID is required, please click on the link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide 
Transition ProgrammeLevel 2 T LevelNSame as above
A passion for the subject and commitment to the course and to attending an industrial placement
This course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  LSFC will co-ordinate and fund the completion of the DBS check but the student must provide the required identification in order for it to be processed.
To check which ID is required, please click on the link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide