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Kings has a formal progression agreement from the Advanced Level Foundation to Exeter

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. It has invested heavily in science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research, and has a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences. One of the University’s most famous alumni is Harry Potter author J.K Rowling.

The University of Exeter acknowledges the Kings' Advanced Level Foundation as equivalent to A-levels, providing students with an alternative pathway to higher education. Students who meet the specified foundation grades are offered a place at the university, giving them the opportunity to pursue their academic goals and excel in their chosen field.

Key Facts


  • #11 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #15 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • #18 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • #1 for Middle Eastern and African studies, #3 for Natural Sciences and Theology and Religious Studies, #4 for Drama, Dance and Cinematics, #5 for Accounting and Finance, Nursing and Geology (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • Just under 20,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • Just over 5,000

Year founded

  • 1855

  • It was awarded gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of the high quality of its teaching. 
  • 98% of its research was rated as international quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). 
  • The University is organised into six academic colleges and has campuses in Exeter, and Penryn and Truro in Cornwall.
Kings alumni at University of Exeter

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