GCSE equivalent entry requirements
2017-18 entry requirements
GCSEs are being reformed over a 3 year period with first teaching of the new syllabi for Mathematics, English Language and English Literature in September 2015 with first examinations in June 2017. A new grading system of 9-1 has been introduced for the reformed GCSEs.
The University of Hertfordshire requires GCSE Mathematics and English Language for all courses (and Science and Double Science where specified on the individual course pages). The required grade is usually grade 4 (or grade C under the old grading structure) unless otherwise specified.
The University of Hertfordshire does not accept Level 2 Adult Numeracy or Literacy in lieu of GCSEs
GCSE Grade 5 (B) English Language
GCSE Grade 4 (C) English Language
Teacher Training courses only accept IGCSE as an equivalence
GCSE Grade 5 (B) Maths
GCSE Grade 4 (C) Maths
Teacher Training courses can only accept IGCSE as an equivalence
GCSE Grade 5 (B) Science
GCSE Grade 4 (C) Science
PGCE and School Direct Teacher Training courses can only accept IGCSE as an equivalence. For BEd Primary Teaching IGCSE is preferable but BTEC Science Level 2 Certificate at Merit or Distinction will be accepted.
Unless otherwise stated in the programme information all students are required to have:
- GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade 4 [C under old grading structure] or above).
- Science where specified or the University agreed equivalent listed above.
The University recognises students who have achieved an HE qualification at Foundation Degree/HND level or above as having equivalent qualifications.
Certain programmes, generally due to professional body requirements, will still require the GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 (grade C under old grading structure) and may not be able to accept the University agreed equivalency (please check with the appropriate Admissions Tutor).