Keele University

Keele University School of Medicine in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England provides the following courses that require UCAT:

  • Medicine (A100)
  • Medicine with gateway year (A104)


Academic scores used to award interviews.

Uses UCAT in borderline cases and for cut-off score (excludes candidates who are in bottom 20% nationally and if in SJT Band 4, will not be invited to interview.) If there is a number of applicants with the same academic scores, UCAT will be used.

Personal Statement

Keele does not use UCAS personal statements and references in ranking of applications for interview or offer. However, it is important that these are completed as one of the interview stations will involve a discussion of your relevant experiences.

Home/EU students must complete a separate roles & responsibilities (R+R) form by a specified deadline. See Keele MBChB web pages for details. This form will be used to select applicants for interview.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requrements for Keele University School of Medicine are:

  • Maths - Grade 6 minimum
  • English - Grade 6 minimum
  • Science - Grade 6 minimum in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or Double/Triple award science including all 3 sciences
  • Other requiremants - 5 GCSEs at grade 7 minimum

GCSEs are not scored. Only minimum requirements needed

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

AAA at A level completed within a two-year period, to include Chemistry or Biology plus a second designated subject (Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Maths/further, Maths/statistics, Physics, Psychology) and a third academic subject. Only one from Maths, Further Maths and Statistics may be included in the offer. Science A-levels awarded by English examination boards must include a pass in the practical endorsement. Pre-reform A Levels in General Studies, Citizenship and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Applicants who have taken or are taking an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will be accepted with A-Level grades of AAB if the EPQ is achieved at grade A or better.’

Scottish Highers: minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science (Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics) both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5. Advanced Highers: minimum of AB including Chemistry or Biology sat in S6. Any additional subject sat at Higher Level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher.

International Baccalaureate

35 points from six academic subjects. Extended essay and Theory of Knowledge marks are not included in this total but these components must have been completed satisfactorily. Higher level grades of 6,6,6 expected, to include Biology or Chemistry plus a second science (Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics). Standard level grades of 6,6,5 expected. English Language (Language A) at SL grade 6 is acceptable in lieu of GCSE English language but all other GCSE requirements (or equivalent) must have been completed.

Graduate Applicant Degree Requirements

If the applicant has a 2:1 degree in any discipline then BBB at A level including chemistry or biology plus one further subject from: biology, chemistry, economics, maths/further maths/statistics, physics, psychology; would be considered. Graduate applicants not meeting this requirement must have taken the GAMSAT and have achieved certain scores. All graduates must hold GCSE maths, English language and combined sciences or three separate sciences at grade B/6. See website for details.

Widening Participation

Students with specific indicators of educational and socio-economic disadvantage may be eligible for adjustments to entry criteria. See website for details.

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Keele University School of Medicine

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