We are proud to support the vital role that schools play in inspiring and educating the next generation. This is a particularly uncertain and unusual time, and now more than ever we want to work with you and your school to raise aspirations, motivate learners and transform lives.
Flexibility for 2021 admissions
We recognise that many of your students will be exceptionally anxious about exams next year and getting the grades they need to go to university, and that they have been significantly disadvantaged by the COVID pandemic. The impact on you as teachers and on your students has been significant. For students joining us in 2021, we have already signalled our commitment to being flexible in our admissions policy and in the offers we make given the current situation. To make things clearer around this commitment and in light of the significant disruption to the school year, paired with continuing uncertainty over exams and assessments, we are reducing entry requirements across our programmes* by at least one grade on our typical offer. This is in addition to our current admissions policies, such as those related to the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) (where your offer reduces by one grade with an A in your EPQ**), our Pathways to Birmingham programmes, and contextual offers. University admissions can be complicated but we want to make sure that we give everyone the opportunity to succeed should your students choose to join us here at Birmingham and have made this simple change to support them during their application.
*Excluding Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, and degree apprenticeship programmes, where there are external regulation and placement requirements, and Foundation Year programmes
**Excluding Medicine and Dentistry programmes