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MAKING SENSE OF UCAS POINTS

UNIVERSITY & UCAS EXPLAINED

When applying to a College, they often required a minimum number of GCSE grades to enroll in one of their courses.

In some cases, you needed to have a higher grade in a specific GCSE, especially if you wanted to take that subject further in College.

University's work in a similar way! But now, your grades are turned into points called UCAS points.


Points Explained

Courses, like A-Levels taken at College, are worth UCAS points. The higher the grades you get at College, the more UCAS points you gain!

Universities require a minimum number of UCAS points to enrol on one of their University courses.

Here's how College Grades transfer into UCAS points:



Points System


Points System


Using UCAS filters in the Fight University Table to help you

Below is an example of the University table used to display course results. The example shows results from Quick searching the word Architecture. You can see under the UCAS Points heading, that Universities require various amounts of UCAS points to take the course. So Birmingham City University requires 104 UCAS points, Bristol UWE requires 96, and so on.

If we use a scenario that you were to gain 100 UCAS points from your College course, you would not be able to apply to Birmingham, but you could apply to Brighton and Bristol UWE.

The 'Filter table by UCAS points' to the left of the table, allows you to tick the range of UCAS points you expect to achieve, and it will filter the table to show the courses only available to you.



Search Results Example

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GROUP OR SUBJECT


ADMIN ANIMAL CARE BUSINESS COMPUTER SCIENCE CONSTRUCTION CREATE DESIGN TECHNOLOGY EMERGENCY & UNIFORM ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT FOOD FOREIGN LANGUAGES GEOGRAPHY HEALTHCARE HISTORY LAW & LEGAL MATHS MEDIA PERFORMANCE PHYSICAL EDUCATION RELIGIOUS EDUCATION RETAIL & SALES SCIENCE TEACHING TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS TRAVEL & TOURISM WELLBEING & SOCIALCARE
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