You must achieve 5 GCSE’s level 4 and above.

Maths and/or English can be retaken as part of the programme if necessary. 


Due to the competitive nature of the programme, you should have some experience in your chosen sport to join the academy, however, the aim is for you to improve significantly during your time with us, both physically, academically, and mentally.


Our collaborative approach, working in partnership with a school, means students are enrolled as part of a schools sixth form, providing them with the highest standards of education post16.

The robust school infrastructure and exceptionally qualified and experienced teachers within a school setting means we can offer students a choice of qualifications. This includes.

a)    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport 

b)    Double BTEC Diploma in Sport + an additional A-Level of your choice.

Both pathways are UCAS/performance tables recognised level 3 qualifications and are equivalent to 3 A-levels giving our students the opportunity to access all avenues post-18. 


Level 3 qualifications are all weighted the same in terms of UCAS points

Most universities do not differentiate between BTEC and A-level qualifications

If a university/high-ed course you are considering requires a particular A-level for entry, our education provider may be able to include this in our programme – just ask us!