Full-Time Entry Criteria

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Full-Time Entry Criteria

Our standard entry criteria

You need to meet certain entry criteria to be accepted onto our courses.

Group of Bournemouth & Poole College studentsDepending on the course you would like to study, you will need to meet certain entry criteria.  These will depend on the level of the course, the type of course and any previous experience. As a guide, the standard entry requirements for each level of course are set out below. You can also view our handout Changes to GCSE grades from summer 2017.

Some courses have more specific entry requirements due to the nature of the subject. To find out exactly what is required for a specific course, you can check by searching for individual courses, calling us on 01202 205205 or by using the live chat function.

We look forward to welcoming you to The College soon.

Full-Time Entry Criteria

A Level
You will require a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths grades 9-5 (formerly A*-C). There are specific grade requirements for some subjects, e.g. a minimum grade 6 (formerly B) in Maths GCSE to study this at A Level - please refer to the Sixth Form direct for more detail.
 
Level 3
You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths grades 9-4 (formerly A*-C). Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification and have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English and maths.
 
Level 2
You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English and maths grades 9-3 (formerly A*-D) and science for some programmes. Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and maths.
 
Level 1
You will need to achieve GCSEs grades D-G including English and maths grades 3-1 (formerly D-G). Alternatively successful completion of a Foundation Entry Level 3 qualification and have achieved an Entry Level 3 Functional Skill in English and maths.
 
Entry Level
There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the course you should be committed to improving your qualifications and skills.