Examinations, your offer conditions and admission to St George’s
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Prospective new applicants
If you want to apply to us through Clearing, you do not need to wait until the outcome of your appeal is known. You can make an application to us now using your current grades on our website. Please note, we are unable to accept any grades that are not listed on UCAS.
Medicine and Paramedic Science applicants who had us as their firm choice
If you’ve been unsuccessful for Medicine or Paramedic Science BSc, but you are appealing your calculated grades, we will make every effort to provide you with a 2020 place if you go on to meet the original conditions of your offer. You may receive an offer for autumn 2021 if your appeal comes back successfully once the course is full.
All other undergraduate applicants who had us as their firm choice
If we were your original firm offer and you were unsuccessful based on your results, we will hold your place until 7 September. If the outcome is successful and you meet the original conditions of your offer, your place will be honoured for 2020 entry. If your appeal is successful after this date, we will honour your offer for 2021 entry.
Please note, in order to hold a place for 2020, please let us know you are appealing your results by 9am on Saturday 15 August. If you inform us after this time, we will still honour your offer, but you may be offered 2021 entry. Please email email@example.com.
You can find out more about the government appeals process here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/appeal-arrangements-for-as-a-levels-and-gcses
Can I still start in 2020, or can I defer my start date?
We want to give our applicants the best chance of meeting the conditions of their offer and so are working hard to develop solutions that are fair to you and fit into the academic year.
All our undergraduate programmes at St George’s will start as usual in September 2020, so unfortunately, it will not be possible for you to start your course in 2020 if you do not meet the conditions of your offer in the summer. However, we are hoping to be able to defer your entry to 2021 if you don’t initially meet the conditions of your offer, but are able to do so later in the year, either through sitting the autumn exam, or if you receive delayed results.
The way we will process this is still under discussion with UCAS – it might mean we have to list your application as unsuccessful and then accept it again for 2021 entry, but this is not yet confirmed. We will ensure the latest information is available here once confirmed solutions have been agreed across the sector.
Will taking the autumn exam count as a retake?
No, we will not consider your autumn exams as a retake of your calculated grades.
Will taking the autumn exam count as taking a third year to achieve my grades, therefore, falling outside the two-year rule some programmes have?
No, unless you have to take part in additional education, we will not consider the autumn exams as a third year of study. We will view them as a delayed completion of your second year of study.
What happens if I take the autumn exam and achieve a lower grade than my calculated grades?
We are pleased to confirm that we will accept whichever is your highest grade across both the calculated grades or autumn exams. This decision has been made by Ofqual.
We are not currently planning on adjusting any of the conditions listed in our offers. If you have concerns that you will not be able to sit an exam needed to meet the conditions of your offer, please contact Admissions on firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your situation.
Offer holders are still required to meet the English Language conditions of their offer, as set out in their offer letter. We are in contact with English Language test providers and will update applicants in due course should there be any changes.
One of our most frequently requested English Language tests is IELTS, who are publishing country-specific updates, with many test centres around the world re-opening. Further information can be found here.
A list of alternative English Language tests that we accept can be found on our website. This includes the internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) which you are able to complete from home. More information about this test can be found on the TOEFL website. Please email the Admissions team on email@example.com if you intend to take the internet-based TOEFL in order to meet the conditions of your offer.
If you are unable to take an any of the alternative English Language tests listed on our website, we may consider the IELTS Indicator test. Please contact Admissions on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation before proceeding.
Undergraduate offer holders for 2020 entry have until 31 August 2020 to meet the conditions of their offer, unless otherwise stated in their offer. If you have concerns that you will not be able to meet the conditions of your offer by that date, please review our FAQ about deferring your application, or contact Admissions on email@example.com to discuss your situation.
We will consider any request to defer – requests which are received by us before an offer has been made will be accepted, whilst those received after an offer has been made are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Admissions on firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your situation.
We are working to ensure our applicants can meet our Fitness to Practise requirements whilst following social distancing. We will email all firm offer-holders in mid-June with further details.
In line with our standard requirements, most applicants are required to complete an occupational health check prior to enrolment. Students studying Biomedical Science and Clinical Pharmacology do not usually require occupational health checks. We will contact you directly if this will be required due to Covid-19.
You can find out more information and our detailed course terms and conditions here
Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team on email@example.com
if you have any queries. Email response times are likely to be slower than usual, so we thank you for your patience in awaiting our response.