King's College London


King’s College London is home to the GKT School of Medical Education, formed in 1998 with the merging of the originally independent Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ schools of medicine. Teaching at these medical schools dates all the way back to 1173, with a great deal of history associated with studying of King’s with notable alumni including Joseph Lister and John Keats. The curriculum at King’s was been recently redesigned and takes an integrated approach, blending the basic medical sciences with clinical practice from early on.

Both UCAT and GCSEs are considered when scoring applicants for interview shortlisting. Therefore applicants with strong GCSE or secondary school performance as well as a competitive UCAT score are ideal candidates for King’s College.

Key Points

  • London
  • UCAT
  • Integrated Course
  • Optional Intercalation

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number020 7836 5454
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The course is split into three phases: Phase I (year 1), Phase II (years 2+3) and Phase III (years 4+5). Phase I is largely lecture and seminar based with the amount of time spent at placement increasing with each phase.
Course length5 years
BSCYes, optional
Intercalated BSc is optional and taken between stages 2 and 3
Courses offered3 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
A101 Extended Medical Degree Programme - 6 years
A102 Graduate Entry - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaLondon
Teaching is based at King's College's Guy’s Campus, located around London Bridge. Being located in the very centre of London has its benefits and is an amazing opportunity to enjoy everything the capital has to offer. You will undertake placements at around south London as well as south east England, including Kent and Sussex. Placements outside of London offer a different and rich perspective on clinical learning, complementing the experiences gained in central London hospitals.
Social lifeAs well as all the benefits of studying and living in central London, students can also access all of the facilities and societies of King's College London as well as GKT-specific sports teams and societies.
Interview styleMMI
6 stations, each around 5 minutes long
Interview datesDec-Mar
Interview topics
  • Data interpretation
  • Communication skills
  • Resilience
  • Healthcare topics from the news
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    For 2019, UCAT average for successful applicants was 2799. A-Level grades, personal statement and GCSEs are also considered when shortlisting candidates for interview.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSEs scored for interview shortlisting
    Minimum requirement: grade 6/B in English Language and Maths GCSEs are scored on number of A* grades regardless of subject, and this score is partially how candidates for interview are selected.
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology and one of: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics
    Retake policyApplications from those resitting one or more of their school qualifications will be considered. However, candidates who have achieved or are predicted to achieve the typical entry requirements in their first sitting may be considered to have a more competitive application.
    Scottish highersAAA
    Subjects also taken at Advanced Higher are not considered as part of the offer.
    Candidates must also offer National 5 Grade B in English Language, two science subjects and Maths.
    Scottish advanced AA
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
    Candidates must also offer National 5 Grade B in English Language, two science subjects and Maths.
    IB35 points
    Subjects required: 3 Higher Level subjects at grade 766 including Chemistry and Biology
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subject requirement: Any Biosciences subject
    All other (non-biosciences) graduates will be considered with minimum 2:1 AND grades AA at A-Level in both Biology and Chemistry. The minimum GCSE requirements must also be met for graduate applications.
    Applications in 19/202881
    Interviews in 19/20891
    Offers in 19/20739
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 4


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    AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

    3 May 2021

    Do they accept gcse retakes ?

    Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

    4 May 2021

    So long as you meet the minimum requirements it shouldn’t matter how many attempts it took you to get the GCSE grade. If you’re unsure about your specific situation it’s always worth emailing the admissions office for some advice.