1.1 Only applicants that have received a
conditional offer from the University of Plymouth for an eligible programme within the Faculty of Health are eligible to sit the test in an attempt to
satisfy the numerical ability element of their conditional offer.
1.2 Applicants that have sat their Mathematics
GCSE or O Level and achieved a grade 2, 3, D, or E, or have sat their
Mathematics CSE and achieved a grade 2 or 3, are considered by our Admissions
team to sit the exam. Oversees qualifications that are comparable to the above
grades, as confirmed by UK NARIC, will also be considered. Applicants must have
attempted their Mathematics GCSE at least once but not yet achieved a grade C /
4 or above are eligible. Applicants that do not meet these criteria will
not be eligible to sit the exam and must achieve an alternative qualification
to meet their programme’s entry requirement.
1.3 Applicants that achieve 70% or above within the
Faculty of Health Numeracy Test will
pass. Applicants that do not achieve the pass mark but score above 55% will
have the opportunity to take the test on a further two occasions (a maximum of
three attempts in total). Please note, if an
applicant applies later in the cycle, due to the amount of time available for
the applicant to sit the test and the course start date, there may not be
another opportunity for the applicant to re-sit the test. Applicants should
consider this carefully when applying, and attend all exams they are invited
to. To be eligible for the resit opportunity applicants must score between 55%
– 69%. Applicants that score below 55% will have failed the test and will not
be invited back to re-sit the test. No allowances will be made on either side
of these benchmarks.
1.4 For University applications received before the
January 15 deadline, and for those that have been made a conditional offer
before 6 May 2020, there will be a maximum of three attempts available
(providing an applicant achieves the 55% benchmark), if further opportunities
are available within that application cycle. However, applications received
after January 15 will have fewer opportunities due to the course start date and
application processing time, as applicants cannot defer entry for the eligible
courses. For more information on UCAS deadlines, please visit www.ucas.com/ucas/events/find/scheme/undergraduate/type/key-date. Applicants
are advised to take this into consideration when applying for programmes within
the Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry, and Human Sciences.
1.5 Extra time is available for individuals that are
entitled to extra time or reasonable adjustments due to being diagnosed with
special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Applicants who require
reasonable adjustments to be made should email firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity.
1.6 All Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry, and
Human Sciences numeracy tests will be held in an accessible location on the
main University of Plymouth campus, reasonable adjustments will be made. Applicants
with any concerns or feel they require additional adjustments to be made,
email@example.com. We are not able to hold
the test at any other campus or location, apart from our Main Campus.