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A-Level Qualifications

We have a range of over 20 A-Level courses to choose from, including two BTEC A-Level equivalents. Students must choose three A-Level subject to study at Blackburn Sixth Form.

Our A-Level entry criteria

To study on any of our A-Level courses at Blackburn Sixth Form, students will need at least 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above. Students must also have achieved GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade 4 or above.

Some of our subject courses require specific entry criteria. The table below outlines these.

Subject Entry Requirements
Accounting Grade 5 in English Language and Maths
Biology Grade 6-5 in Core & Additional Sciences and Grade 5 in Maths OR if doing separate Sciences Grade 6 in Biology, Grade 5 in Chemistry or Physics & Grade 5 in Maths
Business Studies Grade 5 in English Language
Chemistry Grade 6-5 in Core & Additional Sciences and Grade 5 in Maths OR if doing separate Sciences Grade 6 in Chemistry, Grade 5 in one other Science & Grade 5 in Maths
Computer Science Grade 5 in Maths
Criminology Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
Economics Grade 5 in Maths & English Language
English Language Grade 5 in English Language & Literature
English Literature Grade 5 in English Literature & Language
English Language and Literature Grade 5 in English Language & Grade 4 in Literature
Fine Art Grade 5 in Art if studied or a creative GCSE
Further Mathematics Grade 7 in Maths and needs to do A-Level Maths alongside
Geography Grade 5 in Geography
History Grade 5 in English Language and History/English Literature/Humanities subject
Law Grade 5 in English Language
Maths Grade 6 in Maths
Music Grade 6 in Music
Physics Grade 6 in Maths & Grade 5 in Physics or Grade 5 in Core & Additional Sciences and taking A-Level Maths
Politics Grade 5 in English Literature or Lang and Grade 5 in a Humanities subject
Psychology Grade 5 in English Language and Maths and Grad 5 in Core & Additional Sciences (or Grade 5 in Biology if Triple Sciences)
Religious Studies Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
Sociology Grade 5 in English Language or an essay-based subject