What UCAS Points do you need?

What UCAS Points do you need?

As you probably already know you need to aim for the best grades in order to get more UCAS points for University. The UCAS points system helps Universities and Colleges measure achievements from a wide range of qualifications and set the minimum entry requirements for courses. You will need a minimum amount of UCAS points for your chosen course; if your grades meet these requirements you may be a given a conditional offer, which of course is not a guarantee of a place.

Universities can ask you to hold a certain number of points in particular subjects; for example a History degree may require that you hold at least 80 points in that subject such as a grade C minimum.

Another point to consider is having enough UCAS points doesn’t always mean you will get a place on the course. Some programmes may require that get specific grades, usually A or B grades in the subject you wish to study.

Also take note that some Universities and Colleges use the UCAS points system, instead specifying the grades they require.

Important: Always check with the University directly when it comes to the amount of UCAS points you might need. You can also refer to UCAS for more detailed Tariff tables.

 

Grade

A levels

AS levels

Highers

BTEC
Award

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Diploma

A

120
(A*=140)

60

72

D 120

DD 240

DDD 360

B

100

50

60

 - 

DM 200

DMM 280

C

80

40

48

M 80

MM 160

MMM 240

D

60

30

42

 - 

MP 120

MPP 160

E

40

20

 - 

P 40

PP 80

PPP 120