Each university has their own admissions policies – the grades and requirements that students need to meet to gain entry to their courses – and they will look at LEAPS eligibility differently based on their widening access agreements. We are unique in that we have the LEAPS Admissions Pledge.
In practice, the LEAPS Admissions Pledge means that our partner universities, and some others, will make offers based on their minimum entry requirements rather than the typical entry requirements (the typical can often be higher than the minimum). All applicants do need to meet the minimum requirements, however, and this can include National 5s as well as Highers.
UCAS have more information on their website about contextualised admissions, including a factsheet. The resource is primarily aimed at teachers/advisers, but might useful reading for anyone trying to better understand contextualised admissions.
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