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Typical Offer:
Minimum entry from 2017: 3 A Levels at A*AA

A-Level Subjects:
Subject 1: Chemistry or Biology
Subject 2: Another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths)
Subject 3: Any A level except Critical Thinking or General Studies

GCSE Requirements:
Grades AAABBB  OR, 777666 for GSCEs taken from 2015 or above (in any order) to include: Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics).
The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

Admission Test:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No, unless protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010
 
Graduate entry requirements
1) You may apply in the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree 
2) There must have been a significant component of Biology and Chemistry in your degree program, at least equivalent to AS Level.
3) OR, you must have achieved grades of at least BB in A Level Biology and Chemistry prior to starting your degree, or you must be completing or have completed AS Levels in Chemistry and Biology and be predicted/achieved B grades in both.

Typical Offer:
AAA

A-Level Subjects:
A levels must include Chemistry and Biology.
Human Biology may be offered, but not in addition to Biology.

GCSE Requirements:
GCSE A* in Biology and Chemistry and A in Mathematics and English. At least 7 GCSEs total.

Admission Test:
UCAT

Allow re-sits?
Neither A-Level or GCSE Re-sits are considered

Graduate entry requirements
Must have achieved 2:1 in a health sciences related degree (or 65% average if unclassified degree), and a minimum of ABB at A Level to include Chemistry and Biology plus one other.

Typical Offer:
AAA
OR
 AAC (contextual offer)-  You may be eligible for a contextual offer if you are applying from a state school or college ranked in the bottom 40 per cent in one of these categories:
– average score per A-level entry
– average score per A-level entrant
– percentage of students applying to higher education.
 
A-Level Subjects:
A in Chemistry and A in another Lab-based Science.

GCSE Requirements:
Five A grades including English Language, Mathematics and two science subjects.​​

Admission Test:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree and BBB at A-level including B in relevant science subjects.

Typical Offer:
AAA
 
A-Level Subjects:
Chemistry and Biology
 
GCSE Requirements:
B in Sciences, Maths and B in English language (reasonable spread of GCSE grades required)

Admission Tests:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
A minimum of an upper second class (2:1) Honours degree preferably in a relevant life science subject.

Typical Offer:
AAA
 
A-Level Subjects:
For first year entry, a non-Science subject may be accepted as a third Advanced Level along with Chemistry and Biology. General studies A-level is not accepted.
 
GCSE Requirements:
Grade B in GCSE English, mathematics, chemistry and another subject
A pass in Combined or Dual Science at GCSE may be acceptable 

Admission Test:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
A minimum of an upper second class (2:1) Honours degree preferably in a relevant life science subject. This should be the first degree obtained. Previous academic attainment will also be taken into account.

Typical Offer:
AAA
 
A-Level Subjects:
A-level Biology OR Human Biology AND A-level Chemistry.
General Studies is not accepted as a third subject. 
 
GCSE Requirements:
Applicants must have six GCSEs at grade A, including Mathematics OR Physics AND English Language or Literature at grade B or above. 

Admission Tests:
UCAT​
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
A minimum of 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant science subject.
​Applicants whose degree was obtained in a science subject that is not considered relevant or in a non-science subject, will also require to have A-level/Scottish Higher Chemistry and A-level/Scottish Higher Biology/Human Biology, obtained recently, both at grade A, plus Maths or Physics at A-level/Scottish Higher at grade A or B. 

Typical Offer:
A*AA  (A-level and B at AS level

A-Level Subjects:
A in Biology or Chemistry, and an additional A in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology. General studies, critical thinking, thinking skills and global perspectives are not accepted.

GCSE Requirements:
Grade B in both English Language and Mathematics at GCSE.

Admission Tests:
UCAT 

Allow Re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
Applicants are strongly advised to fully complete their current programme of study and then apply to King’s as a graduate.
However, if you do not wish to continue with your current programme of study, and are not due to graduate in the summer before the commencement of the course, you must indicate on your UCAS application that you are currently studying and your reference must be from your current academic tutor.The reference must also be supportive and demonstrate that your tutor is fully aware of your intention to leave your current programme of study.

Typical Offer:
AAA
 
A-Level Subjects:
including Biology and Chemistry. Not General Studies or Critical Thinking.
 
GCSE Requirements:
GCSE: 6 A* – B, including Chemistry, Biology (or Dual Science) + English and Maths

Admission Test:
BMAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
Upper second class (2:1) degree pass or higher in a science or healthcare related subject or 2.2 + Masters (Merit)

Typical Offer:
AAA

A-Level Subjects:
A level Chemistry and Biology are required. The third subject may be anything from the arts or sciences, although General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies and applied A levels are not accepted

GCSE Requirements:
A minimum of 8 GCSEs to include 5 A grades and 3 B grades. English Language, Maths and Science acceptable at grade B or above. Vocational/Applied GCSEs are not accepted

Admission Test:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
Degree in any subject, at the discretion of the Admissions Tutor, (minimum 2.i for classified degrees). Only the first full degree that the applicant is awarded is considered. Foundation degrees are not accepted. Those with a degree that is not classified should have achieved an overall grade of ≥70% or have obtained relevant postgraduate qualifications

Typical Offer:
AAA

A-Level Subjects:
A level Chemistry and Biology are required.

GCSE Requirements:
Seven A grade GCSEs including either Dual Award Science or Core, Additional and Further Additional Science or Biology, Chemistry & Physics and B grades in English and Maths.
GCSE English Language grade B or above

Admission Test:
UCAT 

Allow re-sits?
The university welcomes applications from those re-sitting their A-Levels, though you should only have re-sat either Year 12 or Year 13.
If you have taken three A levels, you are expected to have obtained a minimum of Grade B in each subject at the first sitting. Re-sitting candidates are expected to achieve Grades A*AA in the A level subjects specified above and the A* is expected to be achieved in the Year 13 re-sit year.
 
Graduate entry requirements
Graduates are required to have obtained a First/2:1 pass in the first degree. In addition to this a minimum of BBB at A-level, including Biology and Chemistry, from before the first degree started and GCSE B grades in English Language, Maths and Physics are also required.

Typical Offer:
AAA

A-Level Subjects:
Chemistry and Biology.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted

GCSE Requirements:
Reviewed as part of the initial application process.

Admission Test:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
Graduates are accepted onto the full 5-year course. An upper-second-class degree is required in an appropriate subject which should contain sufficient Biology and Chemistry in line with school leaver and other mature student requirements

Typical Offer:
A*AA/AAA/AAB

A-Level Subjects:
Must include A in Biology and an A in one from Chemistry, Maths, Psychology and Physics.

GCSE Requirements:
7 GCSEs at grades A-C including English language, Maths and either double award science or two from Biology Chemistry and Physics.

Admission Test:
UCAT
 
Allow Re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry uses the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) as the entrance requirement for non-direct school leavers. 

Typical Offer:
A*AA

A-Level Subjects
Biology or Chemistry, and a second science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics). 

GCSE Requirements
AAABBB or above to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). Science Double Award is accepted.

Admission test:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
The minimum A-level threshold (or equivalent in other qualifications) is BBB at first attempt, i.e. prior to commencing degree studies, or BBC for those with a First Class Honours Degree or PhD.

Applicants must have an appropriate science background at GCSE and AS-level/A-level or equivalent (see below) and at least a 2.1 Honours classification in their primary (first) degree, which can be from a wide range of different subjects

Typical Offer:
AAA

A-Level Subjects:
Chemistry and Biology.
The third A-level may be in any subject- no preference is given to any particular subject for the third A-level choice. Similarly preference is not given to applicants who are taking 4 A-levels or additional AS levels.

GCSE Requirements:
6 A grades to include Maths, English Language and Science.

Admission Test:
UCAT
 
Allow re-sits?
No
 
Graduate entry requirements
Graduates are accepted onto the full 5-year course. 

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