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Choosing the right course

Find your average GCSE score to see what course suits you best. Just enter your GCSEs next to your predicted grades or the grades you’ve got and press calculate. Don’t worry if you’re not doing a full GCSE programme or if your scores are better or worse than you expect – we’ll have a course for you!

Please note that this is intended as a guide only. You should also be aware that most Level 3 courses – A Levels and BTEC Diplomas for instance – require you to have achieved English and Maths at GCSE grade C. In addition, you may be asked for subject-specific requirements, such as practical experience or a portfolio.

Subject    Grade    Score











Average GCSE pointsCourses

5.5 and over

4 or 5 A Level subjects, Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma or BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

4.5 to 5.5

3 A Level subjects, Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma or  BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

3.0 to 4.5

BTEC Level 2 Diploma or Apprenticeship

3.0 or below

Level 1 BTEC Certificate or Diploma, Foundation Learning, Entry Level course or For the Future



BTEC Extended Diploma

3 A Levels

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

1 A Level

BTEC Level 2 Diploma



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