Grade 4 in GCSE English, Maths and Science.
There will be a combination of internally assessed projects and assignments together with externally examined units (roughly 60% exam and 40% coursework). Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A Levels for the purpose of university entrance.
The qualification is generally taken alongside other qualifications, as part of a two year programme of learning, students will be able to choose a wide range of degree programmes to progress to, depending on the other subjects they have chosen.
The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many courses.The requirements of the qualification are such that students will develop transferable skills which are valued by both higher education and employers. Students should always check entry requirements for degrees on the UCAS website.