Interpretation of Conditional Offers

 

Conditional offers are expressed in terms of specific grades or marks in A-levels and AS-levels or other qualifications. The University does not make offers in terms of the UCAS Tariff. In order to be guaranteed admission, applicants must precisely meet or exceed the conditions of the offer. If your offer included a minimum grade in a specific subject this will also be taken into account.

Some flexibility may be possible for a number of our degree programmes though, where this applies, only a maximum of one A-level grade drop or equivalent is normally permitted.

A level examples:

  1. You are asked to obtain BBB at A level and you achieve ABC.
  2. You are asked to obtain either A (Mathematics) BB at A level and you achieve AAB with a B in Mathematics. 

In both of these examples this means that you have not precisely satisfied the conditions of your offer, and your application will be be considered subject to the availability of places on your chosen course. If there are vacancies your application will be ranked along with other applicants and a decision will be taken on your application as soon as possible.

Edexcel National Diploma examples:

  1. You are asked to obtain 10 Distinctions plus 8 Merits and you achieve 11 Distinctions, 6 Merits plus 1 Pass.
  2. You are asked to obtain 12 Distinctions plus 6 Merits and you achieve 15 Distinctions, 2 Merits plus 1 Pass.

In both of these examples this means that you have not precisely satisfied the conditions of your offer, and your application will be be considered subject to the availability of places on your chosen course. If there are vacancies your application will be ranked along with other applicants and a decision will be taken on your application as soon as possible. The University will have to wait until August when we have received the results of all applicants before taking a final decision on your application.