LSFC 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.
4
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
Product Design (Oaks)A Level4N
Media StudiesA Level4NGCSE – 4 or above if studied previously
Film StudiesA Level4NAn interest in film and film making
Creative & Performing ArtsDip.4NGCSE – 5 or above if studied previously
MusicA Level44YGCSE – 6 or above AND grade 5 or above in instrument or voice
Music PractitionerExt. Dip.33NGCSE – grade 4 or vocational level 2-merit or above if studied previously and an interest in music
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
English Language & Literature (Oaks)A 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. Dip.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
Transition ProgrammeLevel 2 T LevelNSame as above