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Student Room April Roundup

Here’s a roundup of the most frequently asked questions on our Student Room forum in April.



We have 26 subject strands at the Assessed Summer School including Law, Medicine, English Literature, English Language, History, Chemistry, Maths etc. For obvious reasons we can’t have a strand per degree programme but we do group students into the strand most relevant to their chosen degree course. For example all applicants to course sat the Business School will sit a Business subject strand. I hope this helps! If you have any other questions the PARTNERS team are just an email away:

Combined Honours

Combined Honours

While taking two or three subjects seems like a lot more work, Combined Honours students take the same amount of credits as single honours students (120 credits). So don’t worry, you’ll have the same amount of work, just spread over two or three subjects.

For example, a Single Honours Sociology student would take 120 credits in Sociology, whereas a Combined Honours student studying Sociology and Philosophy would take 60 credits in Sociology, and 60 credits in Philosophy (a module can be worth 10 or 20 credits). All student, whether they are Single Honours, Joint Honours, or Combined Honours will are taught together in the same classes as they can choose to do the same modules, so all teaching and assessments are fair.

Catered Accommodation


Castle Leazes is the only site that offers catering – but if you are allocated to a self-catered site, you can opt to purchase a Catered Package at Castle Leazes. EAT@Castle Leazes offers a number of options from one-off meals to breakfast and dinner throughout the academic year. The prices for this current year are available on the online. However, they are subject to change for 2016/17 entry.

Late Applications

Late Application

If you have already made your Firm and Insurance choices, you will not be eligible to submit a late or Extra application. However, if you are certain that you do not wish to go to either of these institutions you could contact UCAS and the institutions to ask to change your replies to decline. This will then allow you to submit a late application (if you have not used up all of your five choices) or alternatively an Extra application to Newcastle.

We recommend contacting the School you wish to apply to to see if they would be open to late applications. (In this case our Politics course was still open to late applications and was happy to consider applicants with predicted grades of ABB.)

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