At New College of the Humanities, we look at you as an individual using references, personal statements and, for undergraduate admission, interviews in addition to exam grades to assess your unique potential to benefit from and contribute to the NCH community. The below are indicative of our standard offers for popular high school-level qualifications.
AAB. Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by NCH as one of your A-levels.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
35. Note the total point score required includes TOK/EE.
ABBBB. We do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher
BB. We do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.
Access to HE Diploma
Distinction: 36 credits. Merit: 9 credits. Pass: 0 credits. The Access to HE Diploma will be considered on a case by case basis - contact us for further guidance.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma
BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are considered on a case by case basis when offered in combination with required A-level - contact us for further guidance.
If your qualification is not listed above, you'll find information about other international qualifications here.
International student English language requirements
We would normally require an IELTS score of 7.0 (including 6.5 in each component). If you need a visa to study in the UK, then we can only accept the IELTS test from an UKVI approved centre and not any other English language tests due to the visa requirements set by the UK Government. English language qualifications must have been obtained within two years prior to application to NCH.
EU/EEA student English language requirements
EU/EEA students who have taken higher level English as part of their secondary school examinations, or who have been educated entirely in English for a minimum of three years prior to application, may be exempt from these requirements. EU/EEA students studying the IB (International Baccalaureate) may be exempt provided they have achieved the following grades: English A: English Language & Literature or English Literature HL5 or SL6 OR English B: HL5 or SL6.