- Number of A levels required:
- Typical offer:
- Required subjects and grades:
- A level requirements dependent on the number of science subjects° being offered. GCSE Mathematics, English and a science at a minimum of grade 4/C.
°Science subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Maths, PE/Sports Studies, Psychology, Physics, Statistics, 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.) Please note, BTEC Sport Performance and Excellence, BTEC Sport Development Coaching & Fitness, or BTEC Fitness Services are not accepted.
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 in an accepted subject). Please note, BTEC Sport Performance and Excellence, BTEC Sport Development Coaching & Fitness, or BTEC Fitness Services are not accepted. For Sport Diploma the A level must be in a core science subject.
BTEC subsidiary diplomas are considered with a D* and 2 A levels at AA to BB grades. A level grade requirements are dependent on the number of science subjects being studied (please see A level subject list above).
In addition, all BTEC applicants must have a strong GCSE profile.
International Baccalaureate diploma: 6,6,6 - 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.
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.