Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
35 points overall (including TOK/EE) with three Higher Level subjects at 665
45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit
D3 D3 M2
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels).
Further information below
Further information below
Further information below
Further information and other requirements
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements
A Level subjects - University policy: Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
A-levels: AAB to include Chemistry and Biology.
NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.
Access to HE Diploma: Access to Science (or similar) with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including 15 credits in Chemistry and 15 credits in Biology), with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
Cambridge Pre-U3 Pre-U: Principal Subjects with grades of D3 D3 M2 including Chemistry and Biology.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDD with twelve Distinctions in Applied Science and one A level in either Chemistry or Biology at grade B. Alternatively, DDM with eleven Distinctions in Applied Science and one A level in either Chemistry or Biology at grade A.
DD with eight Distinctions in Applied Science and one A level in either Chemistry or Biology at grade B. Alternatively, DM with six Distinctions in Applied Science and one A level in either Chemistry or Biology at grade A.
Note: The BTEC in Applied Sciences should cover topics not already covered by the A level. For example, if offering A level Chemistry, the BTEC in Applied Science should cover subjects other than Chemistry.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Chemistry or Biology.
Note: BTEC science subjects considered include Applied Science, Applied Pharmaceutical Science, Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry and Applied Physics. Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry can be considered instead of an A Level in these subjects however if the same subject is studied at both A Level and BTEC they will not be considered as two separate qualifications. For example, BTEC Applied Chemistry and Chemistry A level will not be counted as two separate subjects, a further two A Levels/BTEC subjects would be required.
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject), including Chemistry and Biology at Advanced Higher.
International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 to include HL Chemistry and Biology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Other International Qualifications: Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
Non academic requirements
Scholastic activities: We hope to attract applicants who participate in any scholastic activity, e.g. general reading, debating, theological interests etc.
Community activities: We hope to attract applicants who have participated in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.
General: We hope to attract applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Any participation is valued and any achievement in extra-curricula activities will be particularly recognised. King’s aspires to attract applicants who will continue with their personal interests and contribute to the vitality of the College community.
Are interviews offered? Yes.
Are all applicants interviewed? No. We only interview applicants if we feel the need to gather more information about their educational background and how it has prepared them for study at King’s.
Are all those made an offer interviewed? No. The majority of admissions decisions are made on the basis of information provided on the UCAS form.
What form does it take? Interviews last between 20 and 30 minutes and are Chaired by the Admissions Tutor and one other member of academic staff.
What is considered at interview? Your personal statement and academic performance to date will be explored.
We welcome applications from students with A-levels or equivalent qualifications from the UK, EU and other countries. Before you apply, you may wish to attend a pre-application open day, usually held in July. All applicants who receive an offer from us will have an opportunity to visit the School, either for interview or at a post-offer open day. These events take place between January and April and give you the opportunity to ask questions about studying at King’s. If you would like a personal discussion with a staff member about your career aspirations and interests in biomedical science, please contact the Health Schools Admissions Centre in advance to make an appointment.