Entry requirements for applicants with GCSEs.
We require you to achieve at least a GCSE in some subjects.
We equate alphabetic grades with numeric grades as follows:
|GCSE grade equivalencies|
|Alphabetic||Numeric||Northern Ireland GCSE|
|Grade A*||Grade 8||A* or A|
|Grade A||Grade 7||A|
|Grade B||Grade 6||B|
|Grade C||Grade 4/5||C* or C|
Some of our subject areas are particularly competitive and attract many highly qualified applicants. In these circumstances we may consider the number of A*s or grade 8/9s you have achieved at GCSE, alongside your A Level grades.
We will accept International GCSEs (IGCSEs) and Level 2 Certificates as equivalent to GCSEs.
Unless we specify a higher level in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at GCSE Grade C/4 for entry to all degrees.
Some degrees require you to achieve a grade A in Mathematics. We will accept combinations of Mathematics and Physics both at grade B, or Mathematics, Science plus Additional Science all at grade B to meet this requirement.
Core Maths at a grade A will also be accepted in lieu of GCSE Mathematics at a grade A and at a grade B in lieu of GCSE Mathematics at a grade B. Core Maths will not be accepted in lieu of AS or A-Level Mathematics.
Some degrees require you to achieve a specific grade in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. We will also accept Double Award Science, Trilogy, or Double Award Combined / Co-Ordinated Science to meet this requirement.