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Palaeontology - BSc (Hons) 2021
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: 112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 72 points from 2 Science subjects (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics).
Admissions test required? No
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? No
Health checks required? No
Interview required? No
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
Access to HE Diploma  
Further details: 112-128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science or Engineering).
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
  A level
    Further details: 112-128 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with 72 points from 2 Science subjects (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics).
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM-DDM
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject.
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM-DDM
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels, with 72 points from 2 Science subjects
Additional Information: Acceptable Science subjects include Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 112-128
Acceptability: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Business Administration & Finance at grade C
Construction and the Built Environment at grade C
Creative and Media at grade C
Engineering at grade C
Environmental and Land-Based Studies at grade C
Hair and Beauty Studies at grade C
Hospitality at grade C
Information Technology at grade C
Manufacturing and Product Design at grade C
Public Services at grade C
Retail Business at grade C
Society, Health & Development at grade C
Sport and Active Leisure at grade C
Travel and Tourism at grade C
Additional Information: For applicants taking Principal Learning in Environmental and Land-Based Studies the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma is acceptable on its own. For all other lines of learning, an A level in a Science subject at grade B, or equivalent, is required.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: 112-128 Tariff points to include 72 points from 2 Science subjects (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics).
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 - A2 B1 B2 B3 B3 at Higher Level, to include 72 Tariff points from 2 Higher Level Science subjects.
Additional Information: Acceptable Science subjects include Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H3 H3 H3 H3 H4 - H2 H2 H3 H3 H3
    Further details: To include 72 Tariff points from 2 Higher Level Science subjects (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics).
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 28
    Further details: 28 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with 5, 6 points from two Higher level Science subjects (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics). 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
    Further details: Cambridge Pre-U score of 48-54, to include two Principal Subjects in Science (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at M2 M3.
   
OCR Cambridge Technical  
  Introductory Diploma
  Diploma
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM-DDM
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 3 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A