Sports Leader Award Level 1 Ucas Personal Statement

Don't... Be careless

Completing a Ucas application is not, on the whole, an exciting activity: there will be lots of information to provide, with dates and subjects and grades.

Do take care though, and make sure everything is accurate. If you've accidentally said an AS level is an A-level, or a D is a B, and a university makes you an offer on that basis, you could find yourself without a place later on when the mistake comes to light.

If you do make a mistake and only realise it once you've submitted your application, tell Ucas and your chosen universities as soon as possible. And when you get offers, read them carefully - if a university has made you an offer that seems a bit odd given your subjects or grades, question it as soon as you get it. Most mistakes can be rectified, but the sooner they are brought to light the better.

Leave off information

Did you start university last year and drop out? Did you mess up an AS level? Was your perfect set of A grade GCSEs spoilt by that rogue D? You might be tempted to leave off information like this, but make sure you don't, because your Ucas application requires you to agree that the information you have given is full and accurate, and if you have answered questions incompletely you are effectively committing fraud.

If you think a piece of information might be detrimental to your application use your personal statement (or ask you referee to use the reference) to explain it, but don't forget that universities are used to dealing with all kinds of people, and very few applications are perfect.

If you had a go at something that didn't work out, it's very unlikely to have an adverse impact on the way your application is viewed.

Worry too much about your personal statement

The personal statement is the only bit of your Ucas application which is really personal to you - it's your chance to tell universities about yourself and what you want to study and why they should offer you a place. But don't let that overwhelm you: yes, it matters, but it doesn't have to be a masterpiece.

Selection process

Middlesex University looks for motivated individuals with the necessary academic and non-academic preparation as detailed in the entry requirements for each course, who will benefit from the University's learning environment and demonstrate they can successfully complete the programme of study.

When assessing the academic suitability and potential of applicants we normally consider the following information:

  1. Prior achievement in awarded qualifications
  2. Predicted achievement in qualifications currently being studied
  3. Personal statement or statement of purpose, for evidence of motivation and commitment to the chosen subject area(s)
  4. Reference(s), for confirmation of academic potential and personal qualities
  5. Details of time spent at another Higher Education (HE) institution, even if the course was not completed.

In addition to the above, some programmes of study may also use additional methods to assess the suitability of an applicant, as follows:

  1. Portfolio of work
  2. Audition
  3. Interview
  4. Work experience, evidenced by a CV and/or references
  5. A skills or admissions test
  6. Set piece of work

GCSE requirements and equivalents

Applicants are normally required to achieve passes in three GCSE subjects, including English, with a score of 4 (Grade C if awarded prior to 2017). For some courses it may also be necessary to have a score of 4 in other specified subjects (e.g. Maths and Science).

With the exception of our teaching courses, we can normally accept Level 2 Functional skills or Level 2 Key skills as equivalents.

If you are an international student you should check your country information page to check the equivalent local qualifications we accept from your country.

Typical undergraduate course offers

The table below shows typical grades required by Middlesex University, depending on your chosen course. See individual course pages for specific entry requirements: Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3

TariffA level

Pearson BTEC Level 3

National Extended Diploma

Pearson BTEC level 3 National Diploma or two BTEC National Extended Certificates

Combination

2 A level and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Combination

1 A level and BTEC National Diploma

Combination

1 A level and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Combination BTEC National Diploma and BTEC National Extended Certificate in different subject areasOCR Cambridge TechnicalAccess
128ABBDDM 

AA and M or

AB and D or

BB and D

A and DM or

B and DM

  DDM in OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma60 credits overall must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher
120BBBDMM 

BB and M or

BC and D

B and MM or

C and DM

 

D*D and P or

DM and D or

MM and D*

DDM in OCR Cambridge Technical DiplomaOverall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or higher
112

BBC

A*A*

DMMD*D*

BB and M or

BC and D

B and MM or

C and DM

A* and D*

DM and M or

MM and D

DMM in OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma or

D*D* in Cambridge Technical Diploma

Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
104

BCC

A*A

MMMD*D

BC and M or

CC and D

B and MM

C and DM

A* and D

A and D

DM and M

MM and D

MMM in OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma or

DD in Cambridge Technical Diploma

Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Merit or higher
96

CCC

A*B

AA

MMMDD

CC and M or

DE and D or

DD and D

C and MM

A and D or

B and D*

DM and P or

MM and M

MMM in OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma or

DD in Cambridge Technical Diploma

Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Merit or higher
64

DDE

CC

AE

BC

MPPMM

DD and P or

DE and M or

EE and M

E and MP or

C and PP

A and P or

B and P or

C and M

MP and P or

M and PP

MPP in OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma or

MM in Cambridge Technical Diploma

Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3
48

DD

CE

PPPMPEE and PE and PPC and P or
D and M or
E and M
PP and P

PPP in OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma or

MP in Cambridge Technical Diploma

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