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Hi all,

In one of the university prospectuses I have seen that you require 300 UCAS points from A2 (6 unit) or 12 unit awards from a minimum of 18 units (any combination of VCE units/ A level units). I am from Northern Ireland, perhaps this is different over here? :confused:. What does this mean? I am currently studying Religious Studies (A Level), Information Communications and Technologies (A Level) and Health and Social Care (Applied A Level with OCR). Am I eligible for a course with this criteria provided I get the 300 UCAS points?
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(Original post by -Laureliz-)
Hi all,

In one of the university prospectuses I have seen that you require 300 UCAS points from A2 (6 unit) or 12 unit awards from a minimum of 18 units (any combination of VCE units/ A level units). I am from Northern Ireland, perhaps this is different over here? :confused:. What does this mean? I am currently studying Religious Studies (A Level), Information Communications and Technologies (A Level) and Health and Social Care (Applied A Level with OCR). Am I eligible for a course with this criteria provided I get the 300 UCAS points?
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Your A levels will count the same as 6 unit A levels do (some A levels only contain 4 units now-I'm guessing that might be why you're confused, it sounds like an out of date prospectus). They probably only mention units to distinguish between A levels and BTECs, which are the equivalent of double A levels (or 12 units).
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Your A levels will count the same as 6 unit A levels do (some A levels only contain 4 units now-I'm guessing that might be why you're confused, it sounds like an out of date prospectus). They probably only mention units to distinguish between A levels and BTECs, which are the equivalent of double A levels (or 12 units).
Its a 2015 prospectus from LJMU:confused:
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(Original post by -Laureliz-)
Its a 2015 prospectus from LJMU:confused:
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It's possible that they're using the same outline as previous years-it's not unknown for information to be out of date because something like that hasn't been spotted.

And it's no problem
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Hi. Getting into high school it's a challenge. Just apply and give it your best at open day. Thanks


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It's possible that they're using the same outline as previous years-it's not unknown for information to be out of date because something like that hasn't been spotted.

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Do you reckon the A Level with OCR is 6 units? Its 50% Coursework and 50% Exam... I do it through a different school and we never had the ins and outs explained to us with regard to uni application.
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This is university application. I am already at a grammar school. Thanks for the vote of confidence though!
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Do you reckon the A Level with OCR is 6 units? Its 50% Coursework and 50% Exam... I do it through a different school and we never had the ins and outs explained to us with regard to uni application.
It looks like there's both a single and double award on that specification so it's going to be at least a 6 unit qualification. If it was a double award it would be a 12 unit one, but I think you'd know if you were doing a double award.
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300 Points = BBB from three full A-levels.

The units is mostly intended to refer to BTECs, I think.
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300 Points = BBB from three full A-levels.

The units is mostly intended to refer to BTECs, I think.
Thanks, yeah it was just the units I was unsure of
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