Imperial College London ib requirements

By | 19th June 2017

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Imperial College London ib requirements

Application and Entry Requirements

A LevelChemistry student

Our minimum entry requirement is AAA, to include:

  • * Grade A in Chemistry (minimum)
  • * Grade A in Maths (minimum)
  • * Grade A (minimum) in one other approved subject as specified by the department (not General Studies)

Please note: in most cases offers are made at A*AA with the A* required in Chemistry or Mathematics

IB Score

We require an overall minimum score of 38 points, including 7 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

Other Qualifications

Contact admissions (details on the left).

English Language Requirements

All candidates must have a minimum English language qualification of at least grade B at GCSE or other equivalent qualification.

For details of acceptable English language qualifications, and the minimum grades required by the College, please see the English

Imperial College London ib requirements

Entry requirements

Imperial College London regularly considers applicants from many countries holding a wide variety and combination of qualifications.

Around half of our undergraduate intake come to us with A levels, and approximately 15 percent with the International Baccalaureate. During a typical year, Imperial College London considers nearly 100 different qualification types, and we are experienced in dealing with complex combinations of qualifications.

Meeting academic requirements is only one of the factors we take into account when we make our decision on your application. Other factors include suitability for the course, proficiency in English (you will need to pass a College-approved English language test), reference and interview.

Entry requirements

A level

  • A* in Mathematics
  • A in Physics
  • A in third subject

The third subject can be any from the list below, but the preferred subject is Further Mathematics. We prefer Further Mathematics as it provides a better grounding for the material taught in the first year of the course; but it is not essential.

Acceptable third subjects: Applied ICT, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology, Economics, Electronics,  English Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History,  Languages (Classical and Modern), Music Technology, Music, Statistics or Technology.

If your school/college does not offer Further Mathematics, you may wish to investigate your local Further Mathematics Network Centre

Applicants are normally expected to gain their A levels at first attempt (that is by end of Year 13).  It is acceptable to re-take individual AS and A2 modules in non-reformed subjects (eg Maths) during years 12 and 13.

When an AS has been decoupled from the subject (eg Physics) we do not expect the applicant to have taken the supporting AS.

Advanced Higher

  • A in Mathematics
  • A in Physics
  • A in third subject

Acceptable third subjects are:

Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Electronics, Geography, History,  Languages (Classical and Modern), Mechatronics, Mechanics of Mathematics, Music, or Technological Studies.

Cambridge Pre-U

Three principal subjects to include

  • D2 in Mathematics
  • Distinction in Physics
  • Distinction in third subject

Acceptable third subjects are: Biology, Chemistry, or Further Mathematics.

We will also consider a combination of Pre-U and A level.  The requirement for A level would be A* for Mathematics, or A for Physics.

International Baccalaureate

Around 15% of our students have taken International Baccalaureate.

  • 6 in Higher level Mathematics
  • 6 in Higher level Physics
  • 38 overall which can include bonus points

Contact us

Admissions enquiries: Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6198, or +44 (0)20 7594 6166