Our grade adjustments

Our grade adjustments

You may be on track to achieve our published minimum or standard academic entry requirements, in which case, well done and keep going.

However if you are in any of the below categories, you may benefit from some extra support and an adjusted offer.

The following tables document the Scottish undergraduate entry requirements for applicants who are within the following categories:

  1. Applicants who are or have lived in Care;
  2. Applicants who, at the time of application, are living in a priority postcode which is regarded by the Scottish Government as being within the 40% most deprived regions of the country, as categorised by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD). This is sometimes referred to as "MD" or "MD40";
  3. Applicants who attend a Widening Participation (WP) Target School;
  4. Applicants who are participating in a recognised pre-entry programme, such as Top-Up or Summer School.

APPLICANTS LIVING IN PRIORITY POSTCODE AREAS BUT NOT PARTICIPATING IN A PRE-ENTRY PROGRAMME

UNDERGRADUATE

DEGREE

PROGRAMME

APPLICANTS APPLYING IN S5 WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONAL OFFERS

APPLICANTS APPLYING IN S6 WHO ACHIEVED AT LEAST BBB BY THE END OF S5 WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONAL OFFERS

S6 APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THEIR S6 CONDITIONAL OFFER (AFTER PUBLICATION OF RESULTS) MAY BE ADMITTED PROVIDED THEY ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING

Arts

(MA Arts, BMus, B.D)

AABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL or ABBBB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

AAABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

BBBBB PLUS PASSED SUMMER SCHOOL

Science (BSc)

AABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL or ABBBB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

AAABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

BBBBB PLUS PASSED SUMMER SCHOOL

Engineering (BEng)

 

AABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL or ABBBB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

AAABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

BBBBB PLUS PASSED SUMMER SCHOOL

Social Sciences (MA)

AABBB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

AAAABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

BBBBBB PLUS PASSED SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Psychology (MA or BSc)

AABBB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

AAAABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

BBBBBB PLUS PASSED SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Accountancy & Finance (BAcc)

AABBB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

AAAABB PLUS SUMMER SCHOOL

BBBBBB PLUS PASSED SUMMER SCHOOL

 

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APPLICANTS WITH EXPERIENCE OF LIVING IN CARE AND APPLICANTS FROM TARGET SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN A PRE-ENTRY PROGRAMME

UNDERGRADUATE

DEGREE

PROGRAMME

 

TOP-UP PROGRAMME OR SUMMER SCHOOL OFFERS

 

CARE LEAVER AND PRIORITY POSTCODE (MD) APPLICANTS

ALL OTHER APPLICANTS

 

 

S5 AND S6 OFFERS

ALL APPLICANTS (WHETHER IN S5 OR S6) WILL RECEIVE OFFERS CONDITIONAL ON MEETING THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS BY THE END OF S6

 

 

S5 OFFERS

ALL S5 NON-MD APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE AN OFFER CONDITIONAL ON ATTAINMENT OF THE FOLLOWING GRADES BY THE END OF S5

 

S6 OFFERS

 

 

 

APPLICANTS WHO DID NOT MEET THE S5 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS MAY RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL OFFER.

 

THESE APPLICANTS WILL BE RANKED USING CONTEXTUAL DATA AND A DECISION MADE BY 31 MARCH WHETHER OFFERS CAN BE MADE.

 

WHERE OFFERS ARE MADE, THEY WILL BE CONDITIONAL ON MEETING THE S5 ENTRY REQUIREMENT AND EITHER ATTAINING BBB IN TOP-UP OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

Arts
(MA Arts, BMus, BD)

AABB PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-UP OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL or ABBBB PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-UP OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

AABB or ABBBB by the end of S5 PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-Up; OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

Science
(BSc)

AABB PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-UP OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL or ABBBB PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-Up OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

AABB or ABBBB by the end of S5 PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-Up; OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

Engineering
(BEng)

 

AABB PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-UP OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL or ABBBB PLUS EITHER:BBB in Top-Up OR  PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

AABB or ABBBB by the end of S5 PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-Up; OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

Social Sciences
(MA)

AABBB PLUS
EITHER: BBB in Top-Up OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

AABBB by the end of S5 PLUS EITHER:  BBB in Top-Up; OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

Psychology
(MA or BSc)

AABBB PLUS 
EITHER: BBB in Top-Up OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

AABBB by the end of S5 PLUS EITHER:BBB in Top-Up; OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL                                          

Accountancy & Finance
(BAcc)

AABBB PLUS 
EITHER: BBB in Top-Up OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

AABBB by the end of S5 PLUS EITHER: BBB in Top-Up; OR PASS SUMMER SCHOOL

Click here for information on adjusted offers for entry into Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Education


SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY APPLICANT RECEIVING AN ADJUSTED OFFER

UNDERGRADUATE

DEGREE

PROGRAMME

 

SUBJECT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Arts
(MA Arts, BMus, BD)

English and a Humanities* subject at B

Science
(BSc)

2 Science Subjects, 1 of which is relevant to subject applied for. Applicants to Physics require Maths and Physics.

Engineering
(BEng)

Maths and Physics at B

 

Social Sciences
(MA)

English or a Humanities* subject at B

 

Psychology
(MA or BSc)

MA Arts: English and either a Humanities* subject or language at B**

MA SocSci: English or a Humanities* subject at B**

BSc: Must include two science subjects at B**

** Psychology applicants who do not have Higher Maths must have either Standard Grade, Intermediate 2 or National 5 Maths at B.

Accountancy & Finance
(BAcc)

Maths and either English or a Humanities* subject at B

* You will find a list of Highers subjects that are considered Humanities in the entry requirement section of each degree subject webpage.