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Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools Application

Applications for the 2019 Sutton Trust Summer Schools open on 9 January 2019. ​

Academic entry requirements

All applicants to the Sutton Trust Summer Schools must be studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK and have at least five 6-9 grades at GCSE or five credit passes at Standard Grade. It may be possible to reduce the academic criteria for students if there are extenuating circumstances but it should be stressed that the Summer Schools involve up to 20 hours of intense academic study and all successful applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to effectively handle this workload.

Some Summer School strands also require students to be taking particular post-16 qualifications and/or to have achieved high grades in particular subjects. Details of additional entry requirements can be found in the table below. Please note that your application will be considered ineligible if you do not meet these basic criteria.

Subject Additional Entry Requirements
Architecture Studying Art or Design and Technology at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent OR has Art GCSE A or A*.
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies No specific subject requirements. Where applicants meet the same selection criteria, preference may be given to students studying a foreign language at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.
Biological Sciences: Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Pathology Strand Taking  at least two  STEM subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Further Mathematics) at A Level, IB Higher Level, Scottish Highers or equivalent. Where applicants meet the same selection criteria, preference may be given to those studying Biology and Chemistry.
Biological Sciences: Zoology, Plant Sciences and Neuroscience Strand Taking Biology at A Level, IB Higher Level, Scottish Highers or equivalent, and at least one other STEM subject (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Further Mathematics)
Chemistry Taking Chemistry at A Level, IB Higher Level, Scottish Highers or equivalent, and at least one other STEM subject (Biology, Physics, Mathematics, or Further Mathematics, with preference given to those studying Mathematics.
Computer Science Taking Maths at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent. 
Economics Taking Maths at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent. Where applicants meet the same selection criteria, preference may be given to students studying Further Maths at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.
Education, English, Drama, and the Arts  Applicants need to be studying either English Literature OR Literature/Language at A Level or equivalent.
Engineering Taking Maths AND Physics at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent; OR Maths at A Level AND a Level 3 vocational course in an Engineering discipline.
English Taking English Literature or English Language and Literature at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent. 
History Taking History at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent. Includes any version of history (e.g. Ancient History)
History of Art Must be taking at least one essay-based subject for A Level (essay based is defined as any subject that requires the submission of essays as coursework or writing essays for exams as the majority part of its assessment)- eg. History, English, Languages, Geography, Sociology, EPQ, Classics, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology, Criminology, Law.
Mathematics Taking Maths at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.
Medicine Taking Chemistry AND 2 subjects in either Maths/ Biology/Physics at AS Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.
Modern Languages with Linguistics Taking a Foreign Modern European Language at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.
Music Taking Music at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent; or taking Music Theory Grade 7.
Physics Taking Maths AND Physics at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.  Grades 7-9 in GCSE Maths and Physics (or Science), or equivalent.
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences No specific subject requirements.  Where applicants meet the same selection criteria, preference may be given to students studying Maths or Biology at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.
Veterinary Medicine Taking Chemistry AND 2 subjects in either Maths/Biology/Physics at A Level, IB, Scottish Highers or equivalent.

More information about eligibility criteria can be found on the Sutton Trust Summer Schools website and in our FAQs.

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Cambridge Summer School Team
01223 332201
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