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All single and joint honours (non QTS) degrees require 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above including English, and some will require grade 5, see below for individual subject requirements.
Access Students: Access Students can achieve the requirements with a combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. You can find out how many points you have by entering the number of distinction, merit and pass grades you achieved on the UCAS tariff points calculator
Additional requirements for individual courses
The following courses have additional requirements:
Accounting and Finance: Mathematics GCSE grade 4 (or C) is required. Applicants with AAT Level 3 or other professional accountancy qualifications will also be considered.
Computer Science: 3 GCSEs at 4/C+, including English and Maths are required.
Early Childhood Education and Care: 3 GCSEs at 4/C+, including English are required.
English; English Literature; English & Creative Writing: A Level (or equivalent) in a humanities/ social sciences related subject, ideally English at grade D at A Level or C at AS and grade 5 (or C) in GCSE English are required.
Mathematics: A Level grade D or above in Mathematics is required.
Psychology; Psychology and Childhood Studies; Psychology and Counselling Studies: GCSE mathematics at grade 4 (or C) is required. In exceptional circumstances (for example applicants with a grade B or above in A Level psychology) the GCSE requirement may not be necessary.
Sport Coaching and Performance: A level 3 qualification (e.g. A Level or BTEC level 3) in a sport, PE or science related subject and GCSE mathematics and science at grade 4 (or C) are required. If you have an exceptional sporting profile or relevant work experience you may be considered without the Level 3 qualification in sport, PE or a science related subject.
Sport and Exercise Science: A level 3 qualification (e.g. A Level or BTEC level 3) in a sport, PE or science related subject and GCSE mathematics and science at grade 4 (or C) are required.
Sport and Exercise Studies: A level 3 qualification (e.g. A Level or BTEC level 3) in a sport, PE or science related subject and GCSE mathematics and science at grade 4 (or C) are required.
Studies in Primary Education: 3 GCSEs at 4/C+, including English are required.
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A number of courses are also available with a foundation year (see the list of courses with a foundation year) which enable applicants without the normal entry requirements to progress on to the degree following successful completion of the foundation year. In some cases applicants with experience in a relevant field (e.g. experience of working in a related industry) will be accepted following an interview. To discuss your suitability for a foundation year please contact Emma Folwell via email: E.Folwell@newman.ac.uk.
A Level Students / BTEC Extended Diploma / BTEC Diploma / Access Diploma
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Five GCSEs (or recognised equivalent) at grade 4 (or C) or above including English Language, Mathematics and Science are also required. Key Skills, Adult Literacy or Adult Numeracy are not accepted as GCSE equivalent for Initial Teacher Education courses.
In addition, you will be required to attend an interview where we will look at the quality and variety of your experience that you outline in your personal statement plus you will sit Newman literacy and numeracy diagnostic tests. You will also need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, meet the requirements for capacity to teach and have passed the National Skills Tests.
If the qualifications you are studying are not mentioned above please contact admissions on 0121 476 1181 ext. 3662 or email email@example.com for clarification.
Foundation degrees are vocationally relevant degree programmes which enable applicants without the normal entry requirements to study at the University. In some cases applicants with experience in a relevant field (eg experience of working in a related industry) will be accepted following an interview. To discuss your suitability for a foundation degree please contact Admissions on 0121 476 1181.
Entry requirements vary for each course; call our clearing hotline and ask to speak to the Admissions team about our top-up degree entry requirements during clearing and to ensure that the content covered in the courses you have studied to date provides the platform required to successfully complete the relevant top-up award. Alternatively email Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will normally be expected to have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Of course, you must be able to show a real commitment to pursuing your studies at a higher level too. Additional entry requirements may vary for each course, and can be found on the relevant course pages.
Newman has a contextual admissions policy which gives a reduced points offer if:
• You attended, and performed well at a school which scored significantly below the national average of pupils obtaining five A*-C including Mathematics and English at grade C or above (under 40%)
• You have been in care for more than six months
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