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Choosing the right A Levels

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The majority of our students follow a course comprising of three A Level subjects. This, alongside the Extended Project Qualification is the optimal course structure for admission to Russell Group universities. On occasion, we do allow students to consider four subjects but there would need to be a clear case for this.

The grade requirement for entry into Greenshaw Sixth Form will be a minimum of five full GCSEs at grade 6 or above, to include at least a grade 5 in both Mathematics and English Language. Subjects may also specify that you need a particular grade in a certain subject before you can take their course at A Level e.g. A Level Mathematics requires a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics. There are end of year exams in Year 12 to understand progress and enable the prediction of success at the end of the two year period.

Subjects on offer for 2024-25 can be found using the links. The course information for each subject, and their entry requirements, can be found on these pages.

Watch our video about choosing the right A Levels here.

If you have any queries about joining the Greenshaw Sixth Form, please email

"Studying creative subjects has allowed me to expand my imagination. The wide range of media on offer in Art allows me to produce the best work that I can." – Keely, Year 12 student