The UK Prime Minister recently announced that most public exams will not go ahead as planned in England this summer. We are also conscious that similar disruption to exams may take place in other countries this year.
We know how concerned you must be about what this means for your future. We also know how hard you have been working to achieve your best and all the challenges you have faced over the last year. We want to do all that we can to support you at this time and to try and ensure you do not worry about your future and your opportunity to go to university.
We want to reassure you that we will continue to assess your application based on the information you have provided.
If we can make you an offer and you have accepted this as your first (firm) or second (insurance) choice, if your exams do not take place and an alternative assessment is used we will use these together with any other results or information available, to confirm your place where possible. If you are unable to complete part of your studies, we will consider your academic performance and the grades that are available.
In all cases, we will be as flexible as we can with our minimum grade requirements and will take into account any impact on your final grades as a result of COVID-19 disruption.
If you are a private candidate, the government has stated that you will be assessed in a similar way to other students, by a recognised exam centre using an adapted range of evidence, and will receive a grade for each qualification you have registered for. Please contact your exam board for further information about their individual arrangements for private candidates who are registered with them if you are unsure.
English language tests
We are aware that some English Language tests may be cancelled or postponed, or you may be unable to attend due to travel restrictions. If you are currently holding an offer that is conditional upon an English Language test, full details of what we can consider, including any new or online tests, can be found for Undergraduate applicants, and for Postgraduate applicants. If you are taking a test or qualification that is not listed on our website, please contact us for further advice.