University of Bath

Exceptions to Alternative Offers

There are a number of exceptions to Alternative and Guaranteed Offers

Widening Participation Programmes

There are a number of programmes that are run by the University for the purposes of Widening Participation at the University of Bath. These include:
- On Track to Bath
- Pathway to Bath for A-Level students
- Pathway to Bath for BTEC students
- Discover Bath Residentials

Alternative Offers: Information and Exceptions

On Track to Bath, Pathway to Bath (A level) and Discover Bath Residentials

All students who have completed one of the above programmes and apply to Bath are guaranteed additional consideration at the point of admission, but are not guaranteed an offer. Those who are considered to be suitable for an offer and who achieve a grade B or above in their programme project will be eligible for an alternative offer. This alternative offer will be a reduction by one grade in their A level subjects. For example, if the typical offer is AAA in three A levels, the alternative offer is AAB in three A levels plus B in the programme project.

There are a few exceptions where we are not able to make an alternative offer:
- our Mathematics and Economics & Mathematics courses give out an alternative offer based on achieving a Grade 2 in a STEP paper rather than any project qualifications
- we are only able to make alternative offers for our Computer Science & Mathematics course if you are studying both Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A level
- we do not make alternative offers for our our Foundation Degree in Sports Performance
- we may not be able to make an alternative offer if students are not studying three A level qualifications e.g. if they are studying a combination of A levels and BTEC qualifications

Guaranteed Offers: Information and Exceptions

Pathway to Bath (BTEC)

All students who have completed the above programme and apply to Bath are guaranteed additional consideration at the point of admission. Those who achieve a grade B or above in their project qualification, who apply for a directly relevant course at the University of Bath, and who meet the typical entry requirements for their chosen course are guaranteed to receive a conditional offer. The following would be considered as directly relevant courses:
- Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Engineering plus A-Level Maths: any degree courses in our Engineering Faculty, excluding Architecture
- Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma or National Extended Diploma in IT/Computer Science/Computing plus AS or A-Level Maths: any of our Computer Science degrees excluding Computer Science and Maths
- Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science: any of our Sport degrees

Any conditional offer issued would be the typical offer as listed on the entry requirements section of our online prospectus.