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Entrance Requirements

A-level offers

Our conditional offer is at least A*AA for arts and social sciences (excluding Economics) plus Veterinary Medicine and Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. For science courses (excluding Veterinary Medicine and PBS) plus Economics it is at least A*A*A/ A*A*AA.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Our typical offer is 40-42 points overall (including bonus points), with 7,7,6 or 7,7,7 at Higher Level.

Scottish Qualifications

We normally require students to have sat Higher Levels and three Advanced Higher subjects. 

At Higher Level we require AAAA or better. We normally ask for three A grades at Advanced Higher, specifying bands.

It may be possible to accept a student with only two Advanced Higher subjects and an additional Higher Level subject in cases where a student is unable to get access to three Advanced Higher subjects in school. This would depend on the exact circumstances and the course applied for, and if you are in this situation, we would advise you to get in touch with us for advice before applying.

Some Scottish candidates will be under the age of 18 at the point they will be starting university (matriculation).  It should be made clear that these candidates can make an application to Pembroke College.  Our policy is to assess candidates who will be under 18 at matriculation on a case-by-case basis for their suitability to study and live in an adult environment.

Cambridge Pre-U

We welcome applications from students who are either studying towards the full Cambridge Pre-U Diploma or certain Principal Subjects within the qualification alongside A-levels. Conditional offers will be set on an individual basis but are likely to be in the region of D2, D2, D3. We do not set offers at D1 level. 

Other Examination Systems

If you are studying for another qualification, please refer to the advice from the University found here: If you have any specific questions we are happy to provide you with further advice. Please contact Pembroke Admissions Office on or +44 (0)1223 338154.

STEP Candidates offered a place for Mathematics, Mathematics with Physics, or Computer Science with Mathematics will normally be asked for specific grades in STEP II and III.