A minimum of 5 minimum grade 4 GCSEs [1 of which could be a GCSE equivalent qualification] in 4 different subjects including English Language. There are also course-specific entry requirements – see individual courses for details.
The requirement for students to have achieved at least 4 of the 5 in GCSE subjects can be waived if a student wants to study a BTEC/technical-based programme.
Students who have failed to achieve a grade 4 in English Language but who have passed a range of other subjects should talk to us about what courses might be available to them.
Where students have studied the same specifications as followed at TRC transfer might be possible for the second year of study where a student’s circumstances require this – e.g. a move to the area from another part of the country. A satisfactory reference from the student’s previous school is required.
More usually students wanting to apply here after a year at another institution are looking for a fresh start on different subjects from the ones they have taken. In these instances the student must have a supportive reference – indicating a good record of effort – from the institution where they have studied Year 12 courses and they need to have strengths in the subjects they now wish to study at TRC, evidenced by 6 grades in these or related subjects at GCSE, in addition to the standard TRC entry requirements.
General entry requirements. Additionally, these students need to have successfully completed the level 2 course taken in Year 12 and to have a supportive reference from the institution at which this course was taken.
16 points achieved in 6 GCSE subjects, including at least a grade 3 in English and a grade 3 in Maths, and the potential to meet TRC level 3 entry requirements at the end of the level 2 year at TRC. Students who have already completed a Year 12 Level 2 course at another institution will not be eligible for a further Level 2 course.
The following students will be eligible for the non-traditional entry route.
• Students who because of serious illness have not been able to take the full range of GCSEs.
• Students who have been in the country for less than 2 academic years.
• Students who have been home-schooled but achieved Maths and English GCSE.
In the above circumstances, students will be able to complete a Skills for Life Screening Assessment and placed on appropriate courses.