(b) Academic profile (predicted and achieved grades)
Successful applicants for this programme are, typically, predicted at least AAB in their A level examinations (or 37 and above IB points, with higher level subjects as the above list) and have already achieved a strong set of GCSE grades including some at A and A*. The Sociology selectors consider not just the number of top GCSE grades that you have, but also your overall GCSE subject profile; good grades in English Language and/or English Literature in particular, are highly desirable.
If you are currently following an A level or IB programme but have not previously studied a GCSE curriculum, you should still list your most recent school leaving qualifications in the relevant section of the UCAS form.
Your AS grades are also taken into consideration as these give the selectors a clear indication of your ability to satisfy the minimum entry requirement of ABB at A level. Thus the higher your AS grades the better chance you will have of being made an offer.
Please remember, however, that the information above relates to minimum entry standards. Applicants who are predicted ABB at A level or 37 and above IB points are not automatically guaranteed an offer; much will depend on other factors, such as commitment to further study, as outlined in the personal statement.
The selectors have the discretion, in exceptional circumstances, to vary the standard A level or IB offer, if they feel it is appropriate to do so.
The entry profile for the Sociology degree programme can be found on the UCAS website by following the link to 'Course Search'