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    hi
    on "the complete university guide and "unistats" it says that for some things you need a score of 500+ for example
    most people do 3 Alevls..
    how can you possible600+ if at A2 if you get the maximum 3 A*, (A*=140) (140x3=420) and you only get 420 points?
    or am i just being quite stupid and lots of people are actually doing 5 or 6 A-levels all A*??
    im really confused and sorry if this didn't make sense
    but a reply would be much appreciated
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    You can get 500+, but I'm very surprised there are places that ask for it. Even Oxford / Cambridge give general offers A*A*A. Did it give examples?

    You can get extra UCAS points from music exams etc (though not many), and most people do a fourth AS, which also counts. Four A*s and a music exam might give you 500. Perhaps a top medical course might ask for this, but I think most of them deal in grades and subjects.
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    (Original post by Conrad_Ford)
    hi
    on "the complete university guide and "unistats" it says that for some things you need a score of 500+ for example
    most people do 3 Alevls..
    how can you possible600+ if at A2 if you get the maximum 3 A*, (A*=140) (140x3=420) and you only get 420 points?
    or am i just being quite stupid and lots of people are actually doing 5 or 6 A-levels all A*??
    im really confused and sorry if this didn't make sense
    but a reply would be much appreciated
    thanks
    I suspect that a lot of people (especially at the top universities) would have done IB, which carries a lot more UCAS points that A Levels. Don't worry, you're not any less intelligent that these people, it's just different systems. Personally, I never had much time for 'UCAS Points' as I didn't (and still don't) see their purpose.
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    (Original post by Octohedral)
    You can get 500+, but I'm very surprised there are places that ask for it. Even Oxford / Cambridge give general offers A*A*A. Did it give examples?

    You can get extra UCAS points from music exams etc (though not many), and most people do a fourth AS, which also counts. Four A*s and a music exam might give you 500. Perhaps a top medical course might ask for this, but I think most of them deal in grades and subjects.
    so your AS's can count towards it?
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    The 500+ is probably the average UCAS point score of successful applicants. Universities only ask for 400 at maximum as a standard offer.
    500 is only just over AAAA, so people wouldn't need 5 or 6 A*s to get that.

    But for 600+, lots of people for these courses probably do 5-6 A-levels.
    You won't be disadvantaged by only doing 3.
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    (Original post by Conrad_Ford)
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    on "the complete university guide and "unistats" it says that for some things you need a score of 500+ for example
    No it doesn't. That is the average UCAS points of people who are admitted to the course.

    Although hitherto most applicants do three A levels and one AS level, a significant number do more. Others do the International Baccalaureate which is treated very generously by the UCAS tariff (actual IB offers are usually higher in UCAS points than the equivalent A level offer). Others gets additional points for playing the flute or knowing how to muck out a horse.

    Generally speaking at the top end UCAS points are not very relevant. Prospectuses, the university webpage and the UCAS directory set out the actual requirements for each course (though where a range is stated assume that the lower figure is for disadvantaged applicants).
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    (Original post by Octohedral)
    The university may specify 'only A-levels' or 'all in one year', in which case contact them to check, but otherwise any of these qualifications count. I think the AS has recently been made 40% of an A-level.

    http://www.ucas.com/sites/default/fi...Final%20v3.pdf
    That is incorrect. The new tariff is only for entry from 2017. Read the first page.
 
 
 
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