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    Which decent UK universities base their entrance requirements on total UCAS points?
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Which decent UK universities base their entrance requirements on total UCAS points?
    None. Even the universities with the lowest requirements will still consider which qualifications you have before making an offer.

    University entrance isn’t a game where you rack up XP and automatically level up. You need to take qualifications at a level that will prepare you well for the course concerned and demonstrate that you have the potential to succeed.
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    None. Even the universities with the lowest requirements will still consider which qualifications you have before making an offer.

    University entrance isn’t a game where you rack up XP and automatically level up. You need to take qualifications at a level that will prepare you well for the course concerned and demonstrate that you have the potential to succeed.
    Well quite a lot of universities don't state a 3 grade figure, but instead ask for a certain amount of UCAS points between 3 full subjects, so have that
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Which decent UK universities base their entrance requirements on total UCAS points?
    Depending on your personal perception of decent - the answer is generally none. Universities with 'decent' academic standards require 3 A levels, for which grades are enough of a definition of entry standards. Only universities that are prepared to accept qualifications less than 3 A levels use UCAS points to allow less academic applicants to draw on qualifications other than A levels to demonstrate ability. There are mid-range universities that might put both A level grades and UCAS points in their prospectus, but broadly, accepting on the basis of UCAS points does not equal decent, if by decent you mean high academic standards.
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Well quite a lot of universities don't state a 3 grade figure, but instead ask for a certain amount of UCAS points between 3 full subjects, so have that
    Universities asking for tariff points will still care which qualifications are offered. They won’t accept someone with the right tariff points from music grades and horsecare certificates.
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    Universities asking for tariff points will still care which qualifications are offered. They won’t accept someone with the right tariff points from music grades and horsecare certificates.
    I think you've misunderstood my question
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    I think you've misunderstood my question
    I think you’ve misunderstood university entry requirements.

    No university is interested in total tariff points. Those that make tariff based instead of grade based offers make those decisions based upon the qualifications taken by the applicant. They’ll often exclude certain qualifications explicitly in the offer conditions and may still require specific grades.

    Tariff offers and grade offers are not different. Grade offers just give universities more opportunities to reject applicants on technical misses. Which they don’t normally do.
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    I think you’ve misunderstood university entry requirements.

    No university is interested in total tariff points. Those that make tariff based instead of grade based offers make those decisions based upon the qualifications taken by the applicant. They’ll often exclude certain qualifications explicitly in the offer conditions and may still require specific grades.

    Tariff offers and grade offers are not different. Grade offers just give universities more opportunities to reject applicants on technical misses. Which they don’t normally do.
    Please don't be too proud to admit that you may have misunderstood a question
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    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Please don't be too proud to admit that you may have misunderstood a question
    Feel free to reword your question into something that asks what you actually want to know.

    My guess is that you’re looking for a good backup choice for your application. In which case you need to give us more information about which courses you’re applying for and your likely grades.

    (Original post by Brahiti)
    Which decent UK universities base their entrance requirements on total UCAS points?
    The answer to this is “none”. No UK universities (decent or indecent) base their entrance requirements on total Ucas points. Even those making tariff offer conditions don’t make their judgements or offers based on “total ucas points”.
 
 
 
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