Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

UCAS Points?

Announcements Posted on
How often do you go out? 11-02-2016
How proud of your uni are you? Take our survey for the chance to win a holiday! 09-02-2016
  1. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Bit confused about these, I'm doing my UCAS application at the moment and have noticed that on the league tables universities that have typical offers of AAA/AAB are asking for 460+ UCAS points. I got AAAB at AS level (excluding general studies A) so I would have 420 points if I got 3 A's in my chosen subjects?

    My school has barely mentioned them (they only talk about grades and module marks) and none of the university websites I have looked at have given typical offers in points, they are all in grades. Wondering how relevant they are?
  2. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    To the best of my knowledge it is just a statistics based on the students who have taken up admissions. They include all UCAS points one achieves incd things like speech and drama, music, key level skills etc along with usual A level grade points. This is not an admission criteria.
  3. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    just look at the grades that's all you neeeeeed
  4. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by causality)
    Bit confused about these, I'm doing my UCAS application at the moment and have noticed that on the league tables universities that have typical offers of AAA/AAB are asking for 460+ UCAS points. I got AAAB at AS level (excluding general studies A) so I would have 420 points if I got 3 A's in my chosen subjects?

    My school has barely mentioned them (they only talk about grades and module marks) and none of the university websites I have looked at have given typical offers in points, they are all in grades. Wondering how relevant they are?
    They're not asking for 460 points at all. Look at your statistics more carefully!
  5. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rnshan)
    To the best of my knowledge it is just a statistics based on the students who have taken up admissions. They include all UCAS points one achieves incd things like speech and drama, music, key level skills etc along with usual A level grade points. This is not an admission criteria.
    :ditto: It's just a guideline to give you an idea of what other people who got in get on average, they're not "asking for" that many points. The grades are the most important thing, I'm assuming they make offers based only on grades and not UCAS points instead (some unis use a combination of both but most top ones (AAA/AAB) only use grades). The average points includes GenStudies btw, though they most probably don't include it as part of any offer - just shows that it's a guideline, nothing to do with offers as such.
  6. Offline

    (Original post by causality)
    Bit confused about these, I'm doing my UCAS application at the moment and have noticed that on the league tables universities that have typical offers of AAA/AAB are asking for 460+ UCAS points
    No they're not. The unis ask for AAA/AAB and that's all they'll give you as an offer. The average student who is accepted has 460+ UCAS points, but that is the amount of points gained regardless of the offer. For example, a student going to a uni that has an entry requirement of BBB (=300 points) will probably end up with, on average, in the region of 400 UCAS points (if you include General Studies etc). It's the amount of UCAS points the person gets that goes into the league tables, not the amount they're asked for
  7. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Ok thanks a lot for clearing that up for me!

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: September 17, 2008
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR

Final day of Student Money Week

Find out which Q&As are happening today

Poll
Would you be influenced by unis giving flexible offers (so you can miss by a grade)?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

A student looking down a microscope

Track uni applications

See which students are getting offers...and where

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Hands typing

10 steps to applying to uni

How to make your choices and put in your application.

Sponsored features:

Canterbury Christ Church University logo

Canterbury Christ Church University

Discover more about this community-focused university

A student singing

Amazing auditions

How to handle any audition for a performing arts degree

More on applying to uni

Applying to uniA-level results day features

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.