Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

ums points

Announcements Posted on
Live webchat: Student Finance explained - on TSR from 2 - 3pm 17-09-2014
Got a question about Student Finance? Ask the experts this week on TSR! 14-09-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Ive been told that I need to get at least 240 UMS points in 2 GCE advanced level. (Alevel) can anyone tellme what grade that would be?

    My current as points are , 180, 182, 189.

    Does anyone know the lowest grade i could getto get the 240 overall score
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    i know its an a at as level but does anyone know what overall grade it is? i think it may be a c
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    240 = E grade at A level.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    More info: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/UMS
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Only for an AS. Are you sure they asked for UMS and not UCAS points. Because 240 UCAS points is two As.
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    i think it was ums points.
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    whats 240 ucas points at a level, not as? im so confused.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by godsangel)
    whats 240 ucas points at a level, not as? im so confused.
    UCAS or UMS? You said you were looking for UMS, in which case I have already answered your question.
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    so 240 ucas points at a level is an a. i have no chance of getting that.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by godsangel)
    so 240 ucas points at a level is an a. i have no chance of getting that.
    240 UCAS points can be made up from many different scores. You could get 3Cs at A level to get 240 points overall.
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by godsangel)
    so 240 ucas points at a level is an a. i have no chance of getting that.
    what university is it and what course?
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Admonitor)
    240 UCAS points can be made up from many different scores. You could get 3Cs at A level to get 240 points overall.
    Yeah but in the OP she says in 2 advanced level gces.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Admonitor)
    240 UCAS points can be made up from many different scores. You could get 3Cs at A level to get 240 points overall.
    OP, I assume you are talking about UCAS points then?
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    my letter says that i will be accepted as long as i get 240 UCAS tariff points from at least 2 a levels so does that include my as grades as well or just a2?
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by godsangel)
    my letter says that i will be accepted as long as i get 240 UCAS tariff points from at least 2 a levels so does that include my as grades as well or just a2?
    I think that includes all your a and as levels, but 2 need to be full A Levels.

    So for full A Levels
    A = 120
    B = 100
    C = 80
    D = 60
    E = 40

    and half it for As Levels.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by godsangel)
    my letter says that i will be accepted as long as i get 240 UCAS tariff points from at least 2 a levels so does that include my as grades as well or just a2?
    240 points can be made up of 2 A grades (for full A levels)

    However the most common set of grades in order to get 240 UCAS points is CCC (i.e. 3 full A levels)

    Note that CCC is also equivalent to BCD and ACE grades.
    If you are unsure as to what the offer is asking, call the university.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by _Mazza_)
    Yeah but in the OP she says in 2 advanced level gces.
    Yes, but if it's from "at least" 2 A levels..then surely it means you can do more than 2 to get the points.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    To clear this up for the OP:

    If you need 240 UCAS Tariff points from at least 2 A Levels that means you need to pass a minimum of 2 full A Levels. Unless it says otherwise, you can make up the rest of the points using AS Levels or other full A Levels.

    At AS the points are;

    A = 60 points
    B = 50 points
    C = 40 points
    D = 30 points
    E = 20 points

    At A Level;

    A = 120 points
    B = 100 points
    C = 80 points
    D = 60 points
    E = 40 points

    So you could get two E and a D at A Level (so 20 points + 40 points) and then get 3 As in OTHER AS Levels (180 points) to make your 240 points.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tomoli)
    D = 60 points
    E = 40 points

    So you could get two E and a D at A Level (so 20 points + 40 points)
    That should be 40 and 60 points for A Level!

    Which means you would need 140 points from AS levels for instance.


    But basically yeah, you need to include 2 Full A Levels as part of your offer, and you can make the rest up with AS Levels. To the OP - do you have any AS levels at the moment? If so, what grades did you get in them (any that you aren't carrying on to A2, that is). Then we can figure out what you might need to get for your A2s

    EDIT: Thinking about it, from looking at your UMS grades, you seem to have got CCC at AS right? If you carry that on for A2 you'll be fine.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: January 28, 2008
New on TSR

Writing your personal statement

Our free PS builder tool makes it easy

Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.