Attainment 8 and Entry Requirements

Our general entry requirements are an Attinment 8 score of 4.8 to 5.4 (including a 4 or above in English and maths) for our three-year programme and a score of 5.5 or above (including a 5 or above in English and maths) for our two-year programme.

We are confident that we have a range of A Level courses that will get you to university. We will discuss entry requirements with you at interview so please come and talk to us!

To work out entry requirements we use a score called Attainment 8.

How to work out your Attainment 8 score

  • Take your English Language or English Literature grade (the highest of the two) and count it twice (e.g. a grade 6 will be counted as 12)
  • Take your maths grade and count it twice (e.g. a grade 7 will be counted as 14)
  • Take three subjects from sciences, computer science, geography, history or languages and add your scores together
  • Add the scores from three other GCSE subjects

The scores for all eight subjects are added together (with English and maths counting twice), the divided by 10.

For example:

Isabelle’s GCSE grades

 Subject  Grade
 English Language  6 x 2 = 12
 Maths  7 x 2 = 14
 Biology  6
 Chemistry  6
 Physics  6
 History  6
 French  4
 ICT  5
 Total  59

Isabelle then divides 59 by 10, giving her an Attainment 8 score of 5.9. Isabelle would also need to check the specific entry requirements of the pages she would like to study to ensure she meets these.