Entrance Requirements

Entry Requirements


Three Subject Programmes

To study a three subject programme at our college, you must meet our minimum entry requirements, which include having a minimum of six GCSEs at grade 5 or above. It’s worth noting that 96% of King Ed’s students choose to study on a three subject programme.

Four Subject Programmes

If you wish to study a four subject programme, you will need to achieve a minimum of seven GCSEs at grade 7 or above. It’s important to keep in mind that only 4% of our students opt for four subjects, primarily those who are studying Mathematics and Further Mathematics. UK universities make offers based upon students taking three subject programmes, and it is better to excel in three subjects rather than stretch yourself thinly across four subjects.

A number of subjects have their own minimum entry requirements, so please check the full subject specific entrance requirement list here.


Please note that BTECs and CNATs do not form part of our minimum entry requirements.