Entry Requirements

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The general criteria for entry to Year 12 of Monkwearmouth Academy Sixth Form A Level courses is usually Maths and English at grades 5 or above and at least an additional 3 separate GCSE subject passes at grades A* to B.

As well as the general criteria it is important to refer to the individual subject guidance on subject leaflets. Students generally select three courses to study in Sixth Form. While some may wish to discuss the option of a fourth subject, students must choose a minimum of three courses in order to enrol.

Any personal issues regarding entry criteria and extenuating circumstances can be raised and discussed either prior to the application being submitted or during your meeting with the Head of Sixth Form.

Subject Specific Criteria:

In addition to the criteria above, students must achieve the following to study some of our A Level Courses. Please note, this does not mean students need ‘extra’ GCSE grades in addition to those listed above.

The following courses require students to have achieved a minimum of Level 6 in GCSE Maths:
•    A Level Maths
•    A Level Physics
•    A Level Psychology

The following courses require students to have achieved a minimum of Grade B in their GCSE study in the subject:
•    A Level Biology
•    A Level Chemistry
•    A Level Physics
•    A Level French
•    A Level German

As well as general requirements to study courses, some A levels have subject specific criteria for entry.

Entry to Year 13

The courses that students follow in Year 13 increase in difficulty and they need to study in a mature and independent way. Students must therefore demonstrate these abilities during their time in Year 12.

Progression from Year 12 to Year 13 is not automatic and students must accomplish the following requirements to continue their studies into Year 13:
1.    Achieved at least DDE grades for Year 12 A Level courses.
2.    Demonstrated a positive attitude to learning during Year 12.
3.    An attendance record of at least 95%.

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