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A Levels and AS Levels

A Levels and AS Levels

Find out more about what we're looking for from your A and AS levels, and what this means for your application.

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Entry grades

We specify typical entry levels in terms of three grades (unless otherwise indicated, the grades refer to A level, including double awards). We do not normally require applicants to have achieved more than three single-award A levels, or equivalent, for entry. 

In most cases, we make conditional offers on achievement at the end of Year 13 or the final year at college.

Fourth AS Level

If you are studying for a fourth AS level, we will take it into account as part of your overall application profile. Most admissions tutors are happy for this to be either a contrasting or complementary subject. If admissions tutors wish to recognise the additional achievement of a fourth AS level within a conditional offer, they may adjust their level of typical offer to make allowances for this.

If you have not taken four AS levels, however, you will not be disadvantaged in your application.

General Studies and Critical Thinking

Different degrees have varying attitudes towards the inclusion of General Studies and Critical Thinking as a subject at A or AS level. Some exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking from conditional offers. Please check specific requirements for your chosen degree.