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    The tarriff system just makes it too easy for the students. If a course demands 240 points, for example, a student could get it with CCC in decent A-levels, sure... or they could get it with only two A-levels at grade A, or four at grade D. Or, hell, they could get a C in A-level General Studies, a D in A-level Media Studies, Key Skills and a merit in a grade 6 instrument exam! Most good unis prefer to be more specific about the level of achievement required.
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    (Original post by ThePants999)
    The tarriff system just makes it too easy for the students. If a course demands 240 points, for example, a student could get it with CCC in decent A-levels, sure... or they could get it with only two A-levels at grade A, or four at grade D. Or, hell, they could get a C in A-level General Studies, a D in A-level Media Studies, Key Skills and a merit in a grade 6 instrument exam! Most good unis prefer to be more specific about the level of achievement required.
    Yeah, it's kind of easy. However, mostly the tariff system is based on 2-3 A-levels though. In addition, it makes it more flexible for students to get the grades that they can achieve while meeting the tariff points (e.g. 240 is CCC, but maybe the stduent is capable of getting 4 D's at A-level as the student might not be capable of getting C's for example). Furthermore, it makes an opportunity to recongnise other qualifications like music, key skills, and FMSQ.
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    The flexibility is my point. Unis that require Cs don't want students that can only manage Ds, that's the point of a conditional offer.
 
 
 
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