We will adjust our A Level scoring mechanism for applicants who attend a contextual school for A Levels (see 'Selection for Interview') because we recognise that the educational setting can influence achievement.
Applicants who attend a state (not independent) school that meets our threshold for A Level will be included in this category.
A Level Contextual Threshold
- Contextual measure: QCA points per A level subject
- Score for inclusion: <34.65 points
View the list of schools that meet our contextual criteria. If you studied at one of these schools you will be included automatically in our contextual category if you apply.
We will adjust our scoring mechanism for Care Leavers.
Experience of public care is defined as previously being looked after by a local authority, foster parents/other family members, at home with their parents under the supervision of social services, in a residential children’s home or in another residential setting such as school or secure unit, or someone who has experienced a period of three months in the care of the local authority between the ages of 8 and 18.
For all applicants who meet this definition:
- We will apply the contextual A Level scores irrespective of the school attended (see 'Selection for Interview')
- We will adjust the score we allocate to the degree result as follows:
- 2:1 or 1st: 8 points
- 2:2: 4 points
- Predicted 2:1: 2 points