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    I have been looking at League tables for my school and others in the area and am starting to wish I hadn't.

    They were published today so you can look up yours as well.


    I am TOTALLY totally totally confused by the scores for A levels and their equivalents and everyone I speak to about it hasn't got the answer.


    So here goes.....


    How come the school I am going to do my A levels at has got a score of just under 800 points per pupil ??? It is a state school by the way.

    I have been told to look at the UCAS tariff list to see how the scores are calculated. But UCAS gives a score of 120 points for ONE A level at A grade.

    Also states you can't double count AS levels in score.

    SO PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE tell me how on earth people are getting 800 points.

    There is a bad school near us where people doss about and they have ab average score of 500 points. Again - how are they doing that according to the UCAS system ???

    Wish I had never looked
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    I have been looking at League tables for my school and others in the area and am starting to wish I hadn't.

    They were published today so you can look up yours as well.


    I am TOTALLY totally totally confused by the scores for A levels and their equivalents and everyone I speak to about it hasn't got the answer.


    So here goes.....


    How come the school I am going to do my A levels at has got a score of just under 800 points per pupil ??? It is a state school by the way.

    I have been told to look at the UCAS tariff list to see how the scores are calculated. But UCAS gives a score of 120 points for ONE A level at A grade.

    Also states you can't double count AS levels in score.

    SO PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE tell me how on earth people are getting 800 points.

    There is a bad school near us where people doss about and they have ab average score of 500 points. Again - how are they doing that according to the UCAS system ???

    Wish I had never looked
    an A is 270. :p:
    that explains a bit
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...y-stage-5.html
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    Oh wow !

    Thanks for that.

    The papers I was looking at didn't give that bit of info - they just said that it was the "average points score per A level student".


    That made me panic !!!!

    So how come the points are different to the UCAS system ???

    Why do they make it soooooo complicated !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    So an A level A grade is 120 points in the UCAS system but for the league tables is 270 points. BIG difference !


    It really is stupid how UCAS publish their points system and their points are so much lower than the league table ones.
 
 
 
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