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.
GCSE English and Maths exams are 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 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.