Entry requirements and contextual data
We would expect to see at least three As at A Level, including Biology and Chemistry. While some students are advised by their institutions to study either Maths or Physics as their third A Level, we encourage applications from students studying arts, humanities or social sciences as we recognise their value in broadening academic horizons.
For students studying the International Baccalaureate, we would expect to see an overall score of 36 including at least a grade 6 in both Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level.
In addition to this, we also expect a grade 6 or B in an applicant’s GCSE English (Literature, Language or both) and Maths.
For guidance on the different qualifications we accept, please visit our entry requirements page.
If you are an international student, you can see an A-Z of international qualifications here. For further queries about entry requirements, you can take a look at the FAQ page of the Virtual Open Day.
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BSMS is firmly and passionately committed to ensuring the medical workforce is reflective of the patient population. We therefore carefully consider a number of contextual data flags to promote the widening of participation and access to medicine. These contextual data criteria are:
- Living in a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education or in an area within the bottom 20% of the Index of Mass Deprivation*
- Attending an 11-16 state school performing below the national average per Attainment 8*
- Applicant, parent or guardian in receipt of a means-tested benefit**
- Applicant is, or has been, in receipt of 16 to 19 bursary**
- Applicant is, or has been, eligible for free school meals between years 9 and 13**
- Applicant has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)**
Further to this, applicants who are (or have been) in local authority care for more than three months will be invited directly to interview, subject to academic criteria.
*Determined from information provided on UCAS application
**Applicant will be invited via email to upload evidence of these criteria following the submissions of their UCAS application.
Applicants satisfying two or more of the above criteria will be accepted with grades of AAB at A Level (including Biology and Chemistry) as well as GCSE grade C or 5 in English (Literature, Language or both) and Maths. For International Baccalaureate, we would accept an overall score of 35.