Students who wish to apply to Cohort 3 (2018 start) of the Pathway Programme must:
- Be enrolling in to Year 12 Be enrolling in to Year 12 in September 2018 at a non-selective state school/college in either the Birmingham, Black Country (Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton) or Solihull regions.
- Have achieved eight A*- C grades at GCSE including: maths, English language and double science or chemistry and biology at grade B. Students that do not meet this grades are willing to retake should contact us in the first instance.
- Shown an active interest in life and health sciences.
They must also meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad
- Currently in receipt of a means tested bursary (i.e. 16 to 19 Bursary)
- Has been in receipt of free school meals at any point over the last six years (Ever 6)
- Lives in an eligible postcode area (low progression rate to higher education), you can check your postcode by selecting the eligibility tab on this website
- Living or has lived in local authority care.
Priority for places will be given to students who meet more than one set eligibility criteria and from schools that are located in areas with a highest Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). You can find out more about the measurements for IMD here and check your schools postcode here.
Please note students who enter the Pathway Programme are not guaranteed a place on our MBChB undergraduate medical degree. On successful completion of the Pathway Programme, students who wish to apply to Aston Medical School, who fulfil all our admissions and other criteria, will be invited to an MMI (Multiple Mini Interview) towards final selection for a place at on the MBChB course at Aston. Successful applicants may be given a contextual offer of ABB (to still include Biology and Chemistry).
We cannot guarantee an interview to every student on the Pathway Programme as the final choice for MMIs will be based on students GCSE and predicted A level grades.