BHASVIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - for students enrolling September 2018

The college’s entry requirements are subject to change up to the 1st November prior to the application deadline, which is the first Friday in December. We ask all applicants to re-check our entry requirements in November, before completing an application to the college.

The college is open to all applicants who are able to cope with and benefit from a course of study that we offer. If we cannot offer anything suitable, we will tell you.

At BHASVIC we call all the subjects you are following your Programme of Study.When you apply to the college you will be applying for individual subject courses within a Programme of Study. Any offers made to you will therefore be dependent on you meeting two sets of entry requirements:

  • Entry requirements for your overall Programme of Study (Table One)

  • Entry requirements for your individual courses (Table Two)

Normal entry requirements for 16+ applicants for Advanced (Level 3) Programmes:

Three A levels or equivalent will be the normal requirement for entry to Higher Education and as such the majority of BHASVIC students will enrol on such a study programme. The vocational programme below provides diploma qualifications which are equivalent to A levels. Double diplomas are equivalent to two A levels. Online tariff charts provided by ‘UCAS’ can be used to ascertain grade equivalency.

Only full GCSE qualifications count for BHASVIC entry requirements. Qualifications which we consider GCSE equivalents, such as full Level 2 BTECs count as one single GCSE equivalent, whether they are single or double qualifications. Short GCSEs and short Level 2 courses will not count towards entry requirements. It is not possible to provide a definitive list of all such qualifications and if you are unsure whether your qualification is the equivalent to at least one single full GCSE, please bring full details of the qualification with you to interview.

Students who have not already achieved grade 4/C in English Language and/or Maths GCSE must continue to study a resit course alongside other subjects. Students who have a 4/C in English Literature but not English Language are advised to consult carefully with an enrolment advisor or contact Admissions after GCSE Results Day in August.

New GCSE grades 1-9 in English and Maths:

BHASVIC entry requirements will be outlined in the tables below giving both the numeric and alphabetic grading that students will hold; for example C/4 means either a Grade C or Grade 4 is the minimum entry requirement.

Table One:

Programme of Study

Minimum Entry Requirements

Vocational Level 3

Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in at least five different subjects. This must include a minimum of grade C/4 in English Language GCSE or Maths GCSE.

This programme of study is made up of three single blocks of L3 study, at least two of which will be a BTEC qualification (for example, an A level and a Double BTEC, Two single BTECs and an A level, a Triple BTEC, etc). All L3 qualifications are A level equivalent at BHASVIC.

BTEC Subject areas available: Business, Computing, Creative Media Production, Health and Social Care, ICT, Law, Music, Performing Arts and Sport.

3 A levels

Six GCSEs, with a minimum of five grade C/4 and one grade B/6. These must be in a minimum of five different subjects. This must include a minimum of C/4 grade in English Language GCSE or Maths GCSE.

This programme of study is made up of three single blocks of L3 study (for example, two A levels and a Single BTEC, three A levels, etc). We will discuss with you at interview and enrolment whether three A levels or two A levels and a single BTEC is most suitable for you, depending on your GCSE grades.

4 A levels

A minimum of four A*/8 grades and three A/7 grades in seven different GCSEs, including a minimum of grade B/6 in Maths GCSE and English Language GCSE.

This programme of study is made up of four single blocks of L3 study and is normally four A levels. We will discuss this in detail with you at interview and enrolment, including options to study an Extended Project.

Double Maths: Students studying Double Maths A level may wish to take two additional A level courses alongside their Maths, to enable them to acquire three different subjects. We will discuss this with applicants individually at interview but as a guideline, we would advise having a minimum of four A/7 grades and three B/6 grades at GCSE to study Double Maths and two other A levels.

Subject Entry Requirements at BHASVIC for 2018

The college’s entry requirements are subject to change up to the 1st November prior to the application deadline, which is the first Friday in December. We ask all applicants to re-check our entry requirements in November, before completing an application to the college.

It is expected that if you have studied a subject at GCSE that you wish to continue at AS or A level, you must have gained at least Grade C/4, or if you have taken the Higher Diploma (Level 2) you need to have passed your Principal Learning with at least a Pass or Grade C/4.

All entry requirements are subject to change. It remains the responsibility of the applicant to check the entry requirements at the time of application and to discuss these at interview.

Please note in addition to the subject entry requirements below all students need to fulfill the Programme of Study Entry Requirements (see Table One above).

Table Two:
Subject Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Specific Subject Entry Requirement

Art, Fine Art

A level

Grade C in Art GCSE

Biology

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

C/4 in Maths GCSE and

Two B/6 grades in 2 Sciences GCSEs inc. Biology or Additional Science (not Applied Science)

Business

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

C/4 in Maths GCSE

Business

BTEC Level 3 (single / double)

C/4 in English Language and

C/4 in Maths GCSE

Chemistry

A level

C/4 in Maths GCSE and

Two B/6 grades in two Science GCSEs inc.Chemistry or Additional Science (not Applied Science)

Classical Civilisation

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE

Computer Science

A level

B/6 in Maths GCSE

Computing (Games, Apps & Encryption)

BTEC Level 3 (Single)

C/4 In English Language and

C/4 in Maths GCSE

Creative Media Production (Film and TV)

BTEC Level 3 (Single)

C/4 in English Language GCSE.

You will be required to have a level of camera and editing experience which will be assessed at interview.

Creative Digital Media Production (Film and TV)

BTEC Level 3 (Double)

C/4 in English Language at GCSE desirable but not essential.

You will be required to show a portfolio of two media artefacts.

Dance

A level

C/4 in Dance GCSE or

Grade 5 Ballet.

Audition required if not holding one of these

Drama and Theatre Studies

A level

C/5 in English Literature GCSE

Economics

A level

C/4 in English Langauge GCSE and

C/4 in Maths GCSE

English Literature

English Language and Literature

English Language

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE

English GCSE

GCSE

D/3 or below in English Language GCSE

English for Speakers of other Languages

IELTS

Open to all whose first language is not English

Environmental Science

A level

C/4 in English Language and

C/4 in two Sciences GCSEs

Film Studies

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

C/4 in English Literature GCSE

French

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

B/6 in French GCSE

Geography

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

C/4 in Science GCSE and 

C/4 in Geography GCSE, if taken

German

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

B/6 in German GCSE 

Graphic Design & Communication

A level

No specific subject entry requirement

Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 3 (single)

C/4 in English Language or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE

History

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE

IT (Digital Marketing & Web Design)

BTEC Level 3 (single)

C/4 in English Language GCSE

Law

A level

B/6 in English Language GCSE or

B/6 in English Literature GCSE

Law (Applied)

BTEC Level 3

C/4 in English Language GCSE or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE

Mathematics

A level (single)

B/6 in Maths GCSE and

C/4 in English Language GCSE or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE

Mathematics (Maths & Further Maths)

A level (double)

A/7 in Maths GCSE and

C/4 in English Language GCSE or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE -

Please also refer to the note regarding Double Maths in the Programme of Study Entry Requirements (Table One) above

Mathematics GCSE

GCSE 

D / 3 or below in Maths GCSE

Media Studies

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

C/4 in Media Studies GCSE if taken

Music

A level

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

B/6 in Music GCSE or

Grade 5 instrument

Music

BTEC Level 3 (single) 

C/4 in Music GCSE or

BTEC Level 2 Merit or

Grade 5 standard or above on main instrument desirable but not essential.

Audition required.

Music Theory

Level 2 ABRSM/LCM 

No specific subject entry requirement

Performing Arts

BTEC Level 3 (single)

C/4 in English Language GCSE

Philosophy

A level 

B/6 in English Language GCSE or

B/6 in English Literature GCSE

Photography

A level 

No specific subject entry requirement

Physics

A level 

B/6 in Maths GCSE and 

Two B/6s in two Science GCSEs inc. Physics or Additional Science (not Applied Science)

Politics

A level 

C/4 in English Language GCSE

Psychology

A level 

C/4 in Maths GCSE and

C/4 in English Language GCSE or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE

Sociology

A level 

C/4 in English Language GCSE or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE

Spanish

A level 

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

B/6 in Spanish GCSE 

Physical Education

A level 

C/4 in English Language GCSE and

C/4 in Science GCSE and

B/6 in Physical Education GCSE

Sport & Exercise Science

BTEC Level 3 (double / triple) 

C/4 in Maths GCSE and

C/4 in Science GCSE and

C/4 in English Language GCSE or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE

Sport

BTEC Level 3 (single / double) 

C/4 in English Language GCSE or

C/4 in English Literature GCSE or

C/4 in Maths GCSE

Textile Design

A level 

No specific subject entry requirement