GCE A Levels

Information for applicants with A Levels.

With the exception of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, entry requirements for A Level candidates are framed in terms of achievement of three A Levels at specified grades in one sitting.

This means that we expect applicants to complete three A2 examinations in one round of exams.

Students resitting or taking A Levels over more than one sitting may still be considered, but any offer made may be based on grades above those usually required.

For Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, you should note that normally only the first sitting of subjects will be considered unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Most subject areas will look for breadth of study across subjects.

Please seek advice before committing to a particular course of study at your school or college, to ensure that it would meet the requirements of your intended programme of study at the University.

Individual degree requirements

Entry requirements for each degree programme can be found using our degree finder.

For many degree programmes we will expect you to have studied specific subjects at A Level, AS Level or GCSE.

For particularly competitive subject areas, which attract a high number of applicants with AAA at A Level (whether achieved or predicted), we will also take into account the number of A*s achieved at GCSE.

Extended Project and Advanced Extension Awards

We welcome the use of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and, in Mathematics, the Advanced Extension Awards (AEA) as a means of stretching the most able students and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach.

However, we recognise that not all students have equal opportunity to access the EPQ and the AEA and so these do not normally provide any additional credit in the assessment of academic qualifications for entry purposes.

The EPQ will normally only be considered where offered as part of the Advanced Diploma.

Accelerated Curriculum

We welcome the flexibility allowed by the Accelerated Curriculum, however, early presentation for examinations may not always be in the best interest of the student.

This is especially the case if it leads them to achieve lower grades than they might otherwise achieve if examinations were to be taken later.

Unit grade information

We do not intend to use A Level unit grade information either in selection or in offer making.

We may, however, choose to do so in the assessment of borderline applications in certain high demand subject areas and where applicants have narrowly missed the conditions of an offer.

Admissions statistics

You can find information on the ratio of applications, offers and accepted applicants for each of our degree programmes in our admissions statistics.


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