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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Entry Requirements

A Level 2 Year Courses:

In order to be considered for an A Level course, students will be expected to have gained a minimum of ‘B’ grades in their chosen subjects at GCSE Level or a grade 6 for Mathematics and English.

Some subjects will have more specific requirements, for example, Further Maths require a grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics; Biology, Chemistry and Physics all require a minimum of five GCSEs at grade B or grade 6, including the subject they have chosen.

NB: Only English and Mathematics will have Number Grade this summer.

Students can study three or four A Level subjects.  A Levels are all now two year courses and are assessed at the end of two years.  The Extended Project is also offered as an alternative or additional qualification in Year 13.

Students wishing to study subjects that they did not study at GCSE will only be accepted on these courses if their overall GCSE grades merit such a decision.

Level 3 Diplomas

All Diploma courses require a minimum of five C grades at GCSE in separate subjects, or grades 5 in English and Mathematics.


GCSE Mathematics and English should ideally be passed with a grade 5.  If in exceptional circumstances you do not obtain grade 4 or above at GCSE Mathematics and English, you will be required to attend re-take lessons.  These are compulsory classes and attendance will be monitored.