How many subjects?
Our conditional offers are based on three A-level subjects. If you are studying four or more A-level subjects, we will take the highest three grades into consideration for assessment. High achievement in additional A-level subjects may compensate for an applicant who narrowly fails to achieve the A-level offer.
Grades and predictions
If you have achieved your A-level grades already please declare these on your application. If you are taking your A-levels in the year you are applying, we would expect predicted grades to be provided for these by your referee.
For the majority of our undergraduate programmes, we do not consider AS-levels and applicants are required to complete A-levels in full.
Please note that whilst King’s encourages students to stretch themselves academically, students who are entered early for their examinations should have the potential to achieve the same grade as might be expected if they were entered in the standard year. Therefore, if you gain an A-level B in Year 11, this will not be considered as competitive as a student who achieved a grade A in year 12.
A-levels in General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King’s as one of your A-levels.
King’s believes that practical skills are a vital part of a Science education. Where an applicant is studying linear A Levels in England, a pass in the practical endorsement is required in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component.
Native language A-level
All modern foreign language A-levels can be used for entry regardless of an applicant's native language. Any subject requirements for the programme must also be met.