GCSE English Language, Maths and Science must be achieved before submitting an application with one Grade B and two Grade Cs. Two additional GCSEs at Grade C are also required, a modern foreign language is desirable.
Acceptable alternatives that we will consider include A-Levels, Use of Mathematics, Intermediate GNVQ at Merit, BTEC First certificate at Merit, or Open University modules with S or M prefix.
Please download the document below for a full list of GCSE equivalents listed by the TDA.
Access students do not require 5 GCSEs, but must have GCSE English, maths and science. We will not accept Level 2 units from Access courses as GCSE equivalencies. You can, however, apply with GCSEs in the three core subjects pending, though these must be completed before the start of the course. We will not accept Level 2 Numeracy or Literacy.
The following qualifications and subjects are not accepted as GCSE alternatives: Adult Numeracy and Literacy, Key Skills, Human Biology and Physiology and additional science, GNVQ Science (unless this is at intermediate level and graded Merit or Distinction).
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