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    Hi!
    I was just wondering are the advantages large for doing musical instruments? I am hoping to pass grade 8 in 2 instruments when I apply to universities.
    The course i am going to apply to, has nothing to do with music, but I want to know if it is worth very much?
    ANY useful comments would be helpful!
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    not sure about UCAS points, but it shows universities you can stick with something
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    I heard that grade 8 distinction can be equivallent to 1 As level?

    Is this true?
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    They do count for UCAS points, but this is useless unless your university makes offers based on tariff points
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    day-AM! lol okay!
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    any uni is likely to be very impressed, its great material for your personal statement and shows alot of talent, commitment etc.

    I heard you got quite alot of UCAS points for it, but its not worth much unless you apply to a uni that accepts just on tariff point.
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    If you want to know if your uni's accept musical instrument grades, you can go to the UCAS course search website and see what course you want to apply to. Click on the course you want to do at uni, and click on the 'entry requirements' link. Scroll down to the section 'What are the entry requirements?', click on the 'other qualifications' link. Lastly, scroll down until you see the section 'Music Examination Awards grades 6,7 and 8'. http://www.ucas.com/search/index06.html

    Some course profiles don't mention music examination awards when I checked some courses. You would need to contact the university for more details.
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    thanks a bunch!
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    (Original post by Random one)
    thanks a bunch!
    You're welcome. I saw some courses about that entrance requirements. Some do not accept them, while some say 'Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications. We welcome applications from students studying for this qualification and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis'. That is according to UCAS course search that I just saw.
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    If your exams are sat with the associated board then these are the points that you will get...

    http://www.abrsm.org/?page=exams/ucas.html

    woho - 70 for me!
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    Pretty much useless as UCAS points, but good to have on the Personal Statement.
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    (Original post by Dr. Blazed)
    Pretty much useless as UCAS points, but good to have on the Personal Statement.
    It really depends on if the uni accepts them.
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    (Original post by x-Jo-x)
    It really depends on if the uni accepts them.
    Unfortunately, almost none of them actually do.
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    That's a bit pants.

    Thank God I didn't bother to take my Grade 8's then.
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    If they do go by points grade 8 distinction is worth more than an A grade AS level, but more to the point it shows how you do more than work the whole time, that you are capable of multi tasking and you have other ineterests...
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    If you are doing music, they might take it into consideration when I saw music courses on the UCAS course search.
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    (Original post by Random one)
    Hi!
    I was just wondering are the advantages large for doing musical instruments? I am hoping to pass grade 8 in 2 instruments when I apply to universities.
    The course i am going to apply to, has nothing to do with music, but I want to know if it is worth very much?
    ANY useful comments would be helpful!
    they are worth ucas points but apart from music related courses they're not generally included in offers. good for bartering though, and very good on ucas forms!

    Also, i very unexpectedly missed my A in a level music by 2 marks. the points from my grades show that i am more than capable of that level though!

    I had 2 grade 8s - one at distinction - and grade 6 theory. I can't remember the points now but it was pretty substantial!

    EDIT: seems to be an A!
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    I've got grade 8 merit. And even though the course I'm applying for probably wont accept the UCAS points its a fantastic thing to have on a CV. It shows that you can stick with something for years and are focused. So its good to have, whether the ucas points count or not. But if they are accepted then its great for someone who maybe didnt get the results they wanted, but still has a chance to get to uni. I think its a good system.
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    As everyone said, it's great for your statement but even if a Uni specifies a number of tariff points, they will say, for example, "240 points from Maths, History and Sociology".
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    You don't do grades for the points anyway :p: I know it seems like a nice little bonus, even though it isn't really, as other people have said...
 
 
 

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