Thanks to a parent’s generosity in sharing the fruits of her research, I can provide some info on architecture in the UK –

UCL – Bartlett.  Highest scores – not necessarily – lateral thinkers.  Reduced grades to 36 – no specific subject requirements (generic – less prescriptive).  36.

Then preselected for a test-project – 15 days to do.  Then interview.

Bath – want high Maths – strong Engineering emphasis.

Westminster Uni – v good facilities.  Nice area.  Good presentation on open day BUT students unimpressive – lying around, clueless, mix of v happy and v unhappy people.  Seemed inconsistent.

London Metropolitan – à suivre

Oxford Brookes – making progress in terms of reputation.

Edinburgh – v positive environment.  Lots of care.  High grades required.