Our typical offer is AAA at A2, achieved in a single sitting, including Biology and Chemistry. If you apply to HYMS in your A2 year, you must be predicted at least AAB for us to consider your application. For the third A2 subject, we consider all subjects of equal merit but do not accept General Studies, Applied Science, Citizenship or Critical Thinking.
You will also need a fourth subject at AS-level grade B** (not General Studies, Applied Science, Citizenship or Critical Thinking).
We consider Maths and Further Maths as separate subjects, and accept both at either AS or A-level.
We expect A-levels to be taken over a two-year period, and we prefer all three A-levels to be taken together at the end of the two years. We won't accept an A-level taken in Year 11 or earlier.
Other A-level elements
Undertaking the Extended Project won't be a condition of our offer, but we do recognise that it will provide you with the opportunity to develop research and academic skills that are relevant for our course.
You can also offer a single vocational A-level in Health and Social Care or IT, or a distinction in a single level 3 BTEC award or certificate, in combination with Biology and Chemistry A-levels.
If you intend to offer dual award AVCEs, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
**For 2017-entry the requirement for a 4th subject at AS-level will cease, in light of A level syllabus reforms.