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    I was looking at the medicine course at Oxford University and it had a graph showing how many UCAS points the students had. Over 50% got 600 points, but I don't understand where they get them from. I was looking at an A Level A* is less than 200 according to the sites I checked, so how do they get over 600????!!!!!
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    (Original post by bfm.mcdermott)
    I was looking at the medicine course at Oxford University and it had a graph showing how many UCAS points the students had. Over 50% got 600 points, but I don't understand where they get them from. I was looking at an A Level A* is less than 200 according to the sites I checked, so how do they get over 600????!!!!!
    You could be comparing the old tariff system to the new (2017) one but as the figure is an average it could be that some applicants had 5 a levels which put the average up.
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    (Original post by bfm.mcdermott)
    I was looking at the medicine course at Oxford University and it had a graph showing how many UCAS points the students had. Over 50% got 600 points, but I don't understand where they get them from. I was looking at an A Level A* is less than 200 according to the sites I checked, so how do they get over 600????!!!!!
    Don't worry about UCAS points. Oxford doesn't use them. If you are on target to achieve their typical offer for a course you want to do then apply.

    UCAS points get racked up for all sorts of sundry qualifications. They aren't important for Oxbridge or most other leading universities.

    Eg. 4 x 140 (A* A-levels) + 60 (A in EPQ) + 60 (A in an AS) = 600

    And 45 points at IB is 768 UCAS points.

    (Using the "old" tariff...)

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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You could be comparing the old tariff system to the new (2017) one but as the figure is an average it could be that some applicants had 5 a levels which put the average up.
    Oh okay, thanks. Any idea how the new system works?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Don't worry about UCAS points. Oxford doesn't use them. If you are on target to achieve their typical offer for a course you want to do then apply.

    UCAS points get racked up for all sorts of sundry qualifications. They aren't important for Oxbridge or most other leading universities.

    Eg. 4 x 140 (A* A-levels) + 60 (A in EPQ) + 60 (A in an AS) = 600

    And 45 points at IB is 768 UCAS points.

    (Using the "old" tariff...)

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    Oh okay. Thanks! I know I should probably know this, but what's EPQ and IB?
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    (Original post by bfm.mcdermott)
    Oh okay. Thanks! I know I should probably know this, but what's EPQ and IB?
    EPQ is an Extended Project Qualification.

    IB is the International Baccalaureate (alternative qualifications to A-levels)

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    (Original post by bfm.mcdermott)
    Oh okay, thanks. Any idea how the new system works?
    https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergradu...iff/calculator

    As I said though, it's not relevant to Oxford. Or medicine at any university for that matter.

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    Don't worry about that.

    Do worry about GCSEs, BMAT and inerviews.

    https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics
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    Don't worry about that.

    Do worry about GCSEs, BMAT and inerviews.

    https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics
    Okay... thanks for the link - the statistics are really useful
 
 
 
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