- Number of A levels required:
- Typical offer:
- Required subjects and grades:
- A level requirements dependent on the number of preferred subjects° being offered. GCSE Mathematics, English and a science at a minimum of grade C.
°Preferred subjects at A level: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sport Studies/Physical Education, Statistics, English Language, English Literature, English language/Literature, History, Sociology, Politics, Environmental Science, Geology
Some offers of ABB will be made to those applicants with multiple A levels from the preferred list and an exceptional supporting statement.
Specified subjects excluded for entry: Applied Science, Citizenship Studies, Communication and Culture, Critical Studies, Critical Thinking, General Studies, Global Perspectives, Moving Image Arts, Science in Society, Use of Maths and World Development.
BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and science related subjects will be accepted (D*D*D* including Distinctions in all units.)
BTEC Diploma in Sport and science related subjects accepted in combination with an A level (D*D* including Distinctions in all units plus grade A, or grade B if subject on preferred list).
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport and science related subjects accepted in combination with two A levels (D* including Distinctions in all units plus grades AA, or Bs if subjects on preferred list).
In addition, all BTEC applicants must have a strong GCSE profile.
Other qualifications are considered – Please contact the School's Student Recruitment Manager for advice on whether your particular qualifications, or combination of qualifications, will meet the entry requirements.
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously the Criminal Records Bureau check) and ISA registration are required from accepted candidates before registration on the programme.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,6,5 - 6,5,5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall. Higher level subjects need to include the required subjects as defined for the A-level qualification, where applicable.
Standard English language requirements apply
Learn more about international entry requirements
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.