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Level 3 Study

St Brendan's currently has around 1570 students on a Level 3 programme at College. 

Level 3 study is the next step on from GCSEs whereby students study A-level subjects (or BTEC equivalents). Students will be on a Level 3 programme for 2 years, with most progressing onto university, a higher-level apprenticeship or the world of work after completion. 

Entry Requirements

To access a Level 3 study programme, students will need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 (or equivalent) including English Language. BTECs must be a Merit grade or above and will count as 1 GCSE equivalent. Some courses may have additional entry requirements - see individual course pages for full details. 

Study Routes

There are two study routes at Level 3 and the one which you will follow will be determined by how well you do in your GCSEs and by your school reports.

As a guide, if your GCSE grades are all 7-9s you will follow the Advanced Graduate Programme (AGP) and study 3 subjects plus EPQ (other accompanying courses may be available).

If your GCSE grades are mainly grades 6-4 you will follow the Standard Programme and take 3 subjects