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A-level Science and Medicine

Prepare for a Science or Medical undergraduate degree at a UK university following A-levels studies at UEA.

Course features

  • Study a unique programme - it's the only A-level course taught on a university campus in the UK.
  • Benefit from early exposure to UK university life. You'll be well prepared for confident progression to a demanding degree programme at a top university.
  • Aid your learning, enhance your studies and boost your university applications by taking part in extracurricular activities and competitions.
  • Attend lectures and workshops delivered by leading university academics.
  • Enjoy small class sizes where you will have more time with your teachers.
  • Receive guidance with your university applications, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Students on the 6-term programme have more time to settle into 'Newton life' and will receive additional teaching time in all subjects during their first year of study, with an emphasis on study and laboratory skills. The accelerated 5-term programme is a fast track option designed for students who have a higher level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

5 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and no less than 5.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science: 5 and 6 term: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

6 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science: 5 and 6 term: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Newton Programme candidates must demonstrate potential for entry to top-ranked universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, US Ivy league or medical schools. For entry onto the programme you must have completed your education to Year 11 level achieving equivalent to minimum six GCSE passes at grade 6 / B or above. Students intending to progress to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science: 7-9 / A-A* at GCSE (or equivalent) in at least six subjects, including Mathematics and Science. We would not advise that any student attempt to gain entry to a UK medical school without meeting this minimum requirement.

Scholarships

Newton Programme scholarships are designed to reward students who perform well in their studies. You could be eligible for one of these prestigious, merit-based scholarships if you’re a high-achieving student.

You could be eligible for up to 50% of your tuition fees if successful. All students are welcome to apply, regardless of your background or financial circumstances.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 19 June 2020 6 Terms £49,295
7 January 2019 19 June 2020 5 Terms £41,080
23 September 2019 18 June 2021 6 Terms
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6 January 2020 18 June 2021 5 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 14
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 1.5 hours (not compulsory for all)
  • Subject module classes per week: 3 hours per A-level + 1 hour workshop per A-level
  • Average total per week: 20-26 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


What will I study?

You will choose from four subjects in your first year of study. Most students will continue with all four subjects for their final three terms.

Optional A-level subjects:

Please note that the A-level subjects shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Your academic progress will be closely monitored by your teachers and personal tutor, using information such as homework marks, class tests and mock exams. They will offer you guidance and advice on producing assessed work of the highest standard.

We provide a settling-in report to students and parents during the first term, and then a report at the end of each term. The reports cover student academic performance in class and examinations, and also on attitude and aptitude.

Regular homework is compulsory and you will be expected to spend at least as many hours each week in private study as you do in the classroom.

Examination practice is an essential part of A-level study and will build your confidence as you develop your exam technique. Your teachers will help you understand the style of CAIE examination questions, and you will have extensive practice at answering examination questions under timed conditions.

In addition to your A-level studies, you will develop your skills as you learn how to write in an academic style. You will also be carefully prepared to express yourself in interviews you can expect at the UK's top universities and medical schools, including Oxford and Cambridge.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

5 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and no less than 5.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science: 5 and 6 term: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

6 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science: 5 and 6 term: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Newton Programme candidates must demonstrate potential for entry to top-ranked universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, US Ivy league or medical schools. For entry onto the programme you must have completed your education to Year 11 level achieving equivalent to minimum six GCSE passes at grade 6 / B or above. Students intending to progress to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science: 7-9 / A-A* at GCSE (or equivalent) in at least six subjects, including Mathematics and Science. We would not advise that any student attempt to gain entry to a UK medical school without meeting this minimum requirement.

Scholarships

Newton Programme scholarships are designed to reward students who perform well in their studies. You could be eligible for one of these prestigious, merit-based scholarships if you’re a high-achieving student.

You could be eligible for up to 50% of your tuition fees if successful. All students are welcome to apply, regardless of your background or financial circumstances.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 19 June 2020 6 Terms £49,295
7 January 2019 19 June 2020 5 Terms £41,080
23 September 2019 18 June 2021 6 Terms
-
6 January 2020 18 June 2021 5 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 14
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 1.5 hours (not compulsory for all)
  • Subject module classes per week: 3 hours per A-level + 1 hour workshop per A-level
  • Average total per week: 20-26 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

What will I study?

You will choose from four subjects in your first year of study. Most students will continue with all four subjects for their final three terms.

Optional A-level subjects:

Please note that the A-level subjects shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Your academic progress will be closely monitored by your teachers and personal tutor, using information such as homework marks, class tests and mock exams. They will offer you guidance and advice on producing assessed work of the highest standard.

We provide a settling-in report to students and parents during the first term, and then a report at the end of each term. The reports cover student academic performance in class and examinations, and also on attitude and aptitude.

Regular homework is compulsory and you will be expected to spend at least as many hours each week in private study as you do in the classroom.

Examination practice is an essential part of A-level study and will build your confidence as you develop your exam technique. Your teachers will help you understand the style of CAIE examination questions, and you will have extensive practice at answering examination questions under timed conditions.

In addition to your A-level studies, you will develop your skills as you learn how to write in an academic style. You will also be carefully prepared to express yourself in interviews you can expect at the UK's top universities and medical schools, including Oxford and Cambridge.

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