For a small number of courses there is either a national or a University requirement to achieve grade C passes in specific GCSEs or the equivalent.
From summer 2017 GCSE English and Maths exams will be graded 9 (highest) - 1 (lowest) instead of A-G.
From summer 2019 all GCSE’s will be graded this way.
We will require applicants to achieve a four or higher for those courses with GCSEs as part of the entry requirements.
If you do not have GCSEs, the University will only accept Level 2 credits from accredited Access courses completed in 2014 or earlier as the equivalent to GCSE passes.
Functional skills at Level 2 are accepted for the Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing degrees and for Operating Department Practice. However, the University does not currently accept functional skills at level 2 as the equivalent of GCSEs passes for any other degree programmes that recruit via UCAS. O-Levels sat in, or after, summer 1975 must be at grade C or above. CSE grade 1 is accepted as equivalent to GCSE at grade C.