Academic Entry Requirements and Eligibility

Academic Entry Requirements

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Royal Navy students:
  • Grade A/7 or better in GCSE Mathematics
  • Grade B/6 or better in GCSE Physics or Grade B,B/6,6 for Dual Award Science
  • C/4 or better in GCSE English Language
RAF and DESG students:
  • Grade A/7 or better in GCSE Mathematics
  • Grade B/6 or better in GCSE Physics or Grade A,A/7,7 for Dual Award Science
  • C/4 or better in GCSE English Language
Army and Private students:
  • minimum of one Grade A/7 and one grade B/6 at GCSE for  Mathematics and Physics/Dual Award Science.
  • C or better in GCSE English Language

Candidates who have studied in the Scottish educational system must have achieved or be predicted to achieve SNQ Level 5, Grade A in both Mathematics and Physics, as well as a minimum SNQ Level 5, Grade C in English Language.

Royal Navy and Army Candidates must score at least 40 points (38 for Scottish Students) and RAF and DESG Candidates must score a minimum of 45 points, for their best seven subjects (which must include both Mathematics and Science).  Scottish students who are studying 6 subjects are expected to achieve a minimum of 38 points for the Royal Navy and Army and 40 points for the RAF and DESG.  Those studying 5 subjects should achieve 33 and 35 points respectively. 

Academic Scoring System

GCSE Grades Points
A*/9 8
8 7.5
A/7 7
B/6 6
C/5 5
 5
D/3   4

SNQ Level 6

SNQ Level 5 Points
A   8
B   7.5
C A 7
D B 6
  C 5
  D 4

Eligibility Requirements for sponsored students

To apply for sponsorship to Welbeck with one of the armed forces you must be:

  • medically fit
  • British, Commonwealth or Irish Citizen.  Commonwealth citizens are required to have five years residency in the UK prior to application.
  • aged between 15 and 17 years and six months on the 1st September in your year of entry to the College.

To apply for sponsorship as a civilian with the MOD, you are required to be:

  • British Citizen or hold dual nationality one of which must be British
  • aged between 15 and 17 years and six months on the 1st September in your year of entry.
Please note: Students who are domiciled and/or educated overseas (currently those from outside the UK/EU)  should be aware that universities will undertake a fees assessment once applications are received and that failure to meet the criteria regarding residency in the UK/EU may result in them being classified as an international student.  Please note that fees for International students are often significantly higher than the fees for UK based students.  In addition students domiciled and/or educated outside the UK/EU may not qualify for a loan from Student Finance.  This may be the case even where students have UK citizenship.  It is, therefore, prudent for students from overseas to check the financial implications of taking a place at a UK university in advance of applying to Welbeck.

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