Commonwealth countries

Please note at A-level our standard subject requirement is Chemistry or Biology, and one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics,Maths* or Psychology, plus a third subject. Your subject choices should also include this combination.

If you did not sit formal exams in Year 10/11 (ie GCSE equivalents) we will ask for internal school transcripts.

In general we use UKNARIC to assess for equivalence.

*from 2021 entry onwards.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

CAPE with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 sciences as above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

At least Grade 11 in CSEC English Language and Maths would meet our GCSE requirement. 

West African Senior School Certificate Examination

West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient. You would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

WASSCE Grade B in Maths/ English Language will meet our GCSE requirement.

Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Australia

Between 98.5 and 99.5 in the Australia Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Additionally, you must complete the relevant regional secondary school qualification.

Bahamas

Bahamas Junior Certificate is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Barbados

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Botswana

Botswana GCSE is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Brunei

Brunei-Cambridge A-level with grades of AAA, including the A-Level subjects stated above

Cameroon

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level in 3 subjects as above at Grade A

Canada

We will consider all Canadian Provincial Secondary School qualifications. A typical example would be the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with six grade 12 subjects at 12U, U/C (or M) courses (including 2 Sciences as stated above) and a minimum of 85% in each subject.

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate Examination is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Guyana

GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

India

CBSE is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Jamaica

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Malawi

Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Malaysia

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) with AAA, including subjects stated above.

Please note that Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

A grade B in SPM (English 1119) English Language will meet our GCSE requirements.

Maldives

GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

Mauritius

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate/GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

Namibia

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate/GCE A-levels with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.

New Zealand

University Entrance Certificate with National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) at Level 3 including 18 credits in Sciences.

Nigeria

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or Senior School Certificate Education (SSCE) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate (SSC) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Sierra Leone

School leaving qualifications are not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Singapore

Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A-levels (SIPCAL) with three A grades at H2 level, including 2 Sciences as stated above.

High School Diploma would need supplementing with APs, IB or A levels.

South Africa

South African Senior Certificate (with Matriculation endorsement) is not sufficient. To apply to Leicester Medical School, you would first need to take additional qualifications such as A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) with AAA, including subjects combination as stated above..

Tanzania

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) with AAA.

Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with grade 1 in three 2-unit courses, including 2 Sciences as stated above (excluding Applied Mathematics).

Uganda

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with AAA, in subjects combination as stated above.