Despite our size, BHC offers a wide range of courses to suit all ambitions. You will follow a personalised programme of study following one of three potential pathways.
You would take 3 A levels, with the opportunity to study 4 if you have achieved a majority of grades 8 and 9 at GCSE. You will also have the opportunity to study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to enrich your study programme further.
To take an A level course, you need at least 3 x grade 5s (one being in English Language) and 2 grade 4s at GCSE. In addition to this, individual courses may have specific requirements which you can find on the relevant course page.
You would take a combination of 3 BTEC courses to suit your aspirations, whilst keeping your vocational options open.
To study on this pathway you will need at least 5 grade 4s at GCSE including English Language. In addition to this, individual courses may have specific requirements which you can find on the relevant course page.
Some of our students choose to study a combination of A Level and vocational courses e.g. 2 A levels and 1 BTEC or vice versa.
To study on this pathway you need at least 5 grade 4s at GCSE including English and would need to meet the specific A level course(s) entry requirements.
Our experienced Heads of Year and Tutors will guide you in your course choices, to ensure that you choose the right courses for your aspirations. Universities often have their own subject requirements, for instance to study medicine you would need to take A level Biology and for most Engineering courses you would need A level Maths and Physics. Your course choices may change throughout the application process and those you start in September may be very different from your first choices in your application. This may be due to unexpected results or due to the guidance received by our team.