York College

Entry Requirement Guidance

The below table gives an overview of typical entry requirements for A Level, Vocational and Apprenticeship Programmes starting in September 2020.

Please note that this is for guidance only. A number of qualifications are being restructured nationally, along with the associated grading approach, so entry requirements may be subject to change for specific programmes of study.

Comprehensive entry requirement advice and guidance is available at our Open Events, Taster Days, and your personal guidance discussion once you have applied.

Our specific A Level Entry Requirements are now available online.

Course and Level GCSE Requirement (Number format)
A Levels A minimum of 4 subjects at grade 5 or above at GCSE plus English Language at grade 4 or above. Individual A Level subjects will have specific requirements in addition to these general entry expectations.
Apprenticeship/Vocational Level 3 4 or 5 subjects at grade 4 including English and/or Maths
Apprenticeship/Vocational Level 2 3 or 4 subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths
Vocational Level 1 3 or 4 subjects at grade 2 ideally including English and Maths
Entry Level No formal qualifications required


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