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    I know 280 points is equivalent to BBC, however I'm only doing 3 A levels. Would it be acceptable to get the 280 points just from those 3, or as it specifies an AS as well would I need that?
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    I know 280 points is equivalent to BBC, however I'm only doing 3 A levels. Would it be acceptable to get the 280 points just from those 3, or as it specifies an AS as well would I need that?
    I would assume so.....email and ask
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    I know 280 points is equivalent to BBC, however I'm only doing 3 A levels. Would it be acceptable to get the 280 points just from those 3, or as it specifies an AS as well would I need that?
    A-levels:
    120 points - A
    100 points - B
    80 points - C

    So you need 2 B's in A-level and 1 C.

    If you can outshine and get better grades I doubt you'd need an AS. Thus your 3 A-levels will suffice.
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    (Original post by CemCakantemur)
    A-levels:
    120 points - A
    100 points - B
    80 points - C

    So you need 2 B's in A-level and 1 C.

    If you can outshine and get better grades I doubt you'd need an AS. Thus your 3 A-levels will suffice.
    Thanks. So for people who are doing 4 AS and 3 A, it's easier as they would just need CCCc?
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    Thanks. So for people who are doing 4 AS and 3 A, it's easier as they would just need CCCc?
    Yeah, exactly. You have to make up the 280 ucas points somehow. Top universities look for grades and the lower half of unis tend to base their entry requirements on ucas points. Check unistats.direct.gov.uk and check for the courses you are interested in. You can also see what others got in terms of ucas points for that exact course and have still managed to get in (you'll be surprised).
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    (Original post by CemCakantemur)
    Yeah, exactly. You have to make up the 280 ucas points somehow. Top universities look for grades and the lower half of unis tend to base their entry requirements on ucas points. Check unistats.direct.gov.uk and check for the courses you are interested in. You can also see what others got in terms of ucas points for that exact course and have still managed to get in (you'll be surprised).
    Great, cheers for the website
 
 
 
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