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Selection process - Medicine with a Foundation Year BMBS (A108)

The following information provides guidance on our assessment processes for the A108 - 6 year undergraduate medicine course with a foundation year. This policy, and the contents within, is for guidance only and subject to change.

Time Stages

15th October

UCAS applications deadline  
September – November
  1. UCAS applications received
  2. Postcode checked
  3. GCSEs and UKCAT scored


  • Applicants who haven’t taken GCSEs will be assessed to ensure that they have achieved the equivalent qualifications
  • Applicants who achieve a UKCAT Band 4 are not considered further

November – December

  1. Top percentage – Personal Statement scored
  2. GCSEs, UKCAT and Personal Statement totalled
December – March

Invitation to Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)

February – April

Issuing of offers



We generally receive around 450 applications for the 6-year A108 medicine with a foundation year. We interview approximately 100 applicants for the A108 course. 

Applicants must normally be UK citizens, classed as a home student for fees purposes and living in a neighbourhood in the UK that is less advantaged in terms of income, education and other factors. Our online postcode tool will tell you if you’re eligible for the latter. Applicants from other countries may be eligible if you have ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ in the United Kingdom or refugee status at the point of making an application for this course.

Applicants must meet the additional “Disadvantage” criteria requirement as well as the GCSE and A level requirement. 


The information given for selection to the A100 5-year medicine course also applies to the A108 medicine with a foundation year, with the exception of the following:

The GCSE/IGCSEs scored are limited to the highest 6 subjects (first sit results only – we do not consider re-sit results). GCSESC and BTEC/Diplomas are not included.

The following GCSE/IGCSE subjects included are:

double science
English language
best two other subjects


physics (or triple science award)
English language
plus best one other subject

The GCSE’s are scored as follows:

A*   = 3 points
A     = 2 points
B     = 1 point

A levels

The requirement is BBC including B in biology and B in chemistry, and C in a third subject, excluding general studies, global perspective, citizenship studies and critical thinking. The third subject can be any other subject. A fourth A level will not benefit your application.  

A levels are NOT scored.


Qualifications must be studied over a two year period. The first-sit grades are considered.

You will NOT be considered for this course if:

  • your GCSE AND A level profile meets the requirements for the A100 five year medicine course
  • you have already studied at a higher education institution
  • you are not living in a disadvantaged area of the United Kingdom – a postcode tool is used to assess this 

Further assessment is the same as for A100 5 year medicine course.

More FAQs (A108)


School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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