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# League Tables Published today 13th Jan 2010 watch

1. 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 ???

2. (Original post by totallyconfusing)

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 ???

an A is 270.
that explains a bit
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...y-stage-5.html
3. 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".

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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