Ok, the title is probably fairly confusing lol.
So this isn't just for University entry as I know they more often would say AAB or whatever. But I was looking at actuary jobs recently and they want in addition to 2.1 ucas points (varying on company)
So if someone asks for 360 ucas points, then obviously the ideal is 3 GCE A's.
but you could have taken 4 A levels and not done as good, say 2 x B's and 2 X C's
you see my point, you could take it to the extreme and say someone took 6 A levels and got D's in all, so they still have 360 ucas points.
I know that for uni's it wouldnt really come into it, as someone doing a levels at school would only be taking 4/5 mix of a and as levels. But i'm just exagerating to get my point.
The reason why, is because I didn't take A levels from school and did a modern apprenticeship in Accountancy, this gave me a Level 4 NVQ, which is beyond A level standard. But is not counted on the points system. Instead I only can coint my level 3 NVQ which is 160 points. So if i needed 360, i still need 200 more points, ideally I would gain 200 in 2 full A levels,
but is this really acceptable to add 2 A levels to the AAT NVQ 3? or is that a bit like my example above of wanting 6 bad grades in A level to count for 360?
Hope this makes a little bit of sense lol, i'm just a bit pieved at thinking even if i got into uni doing maths a level to show competence that doors are still closed to me afterwards because I didn't do the requisit 4 A levels...
cheers for any opinions
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Ucas points, limit to how many results you use?? watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-04-2011 11:33
- 08-04-2011 11:36
Most will say "360pts from 3 A-levels".
- Thread Starter
- 08-04-2011 12:02
160 points was the max and min you could get on my course, so how would I possibly prove capability of 360, if i had 2 A levels aswel, would they not view this as good enough, would I have to take 3 A Levels to prove myself?
Careers guidance was non existant when I was at school and i'm so annoyed that doing accountancy seems to have closed so many doors to me.