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    Hey i have just got my AS level results back and was pretty happy with them,
    however looking at university entry requirements has worried me because i have no idea what they mean.
    Are UCAS tariff points and UMS the same?
    please help
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    no. an A at A2 is 120 points, a B 100 etc... and half for an AS
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    No they are completely different.
    Basically the UCAS Tariff adds up all your qualifications to get a number. For example an A at A2 is valued at 120 UCAS points. Universities use the UCAS Tariff to set entry requirements so they may ask for for something like 300 UCAS Points.

    The UMS points are basically the score you got in each paper. These are added up and for AS they are out of 300, for A2 600. Each different grade has a boundry too.

    Check the TSR Wiki's on this subject as it may be of further help. Its kind of hard to explain these things in writing.
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    UMS is the "uniform" mark for a module/qualification.

    So, 240 UMS at AS is an A grade, which equals 60 UCAS points

    Similarly, 480 UMS for the whole A-level is an A grade, which equals 120 UCAS points
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    oh right, so at AS i got
    AABBC
    so i have like 260 UCAS points already then?
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    UMS tariff points

    UMS is uniform mark scale, it is out of 300 for AS and out of 600 for the whole A-level.

    Look at what your ums for each subect is this will correspond with your awarded grade

    AS (Out of 300)
    240 UMS = A
    210 UMS = B
    180 UMS = C
    150 UMS = D

    A2 (Out of 600)
    480 UMS = A
    420 UMS = B
    360 UMS = C
    300 UMS = D
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    (Original post by tishicat)
    oh right, so at AS i got
    AABBC
    so i have like 260 UCAS points already then?
    Correct.

    But some universities do not count general studies and critical thinking when they're adding up your scores.
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    UCAS TARRIFF

    AS
    a = 60
    b = 50
    c = 40
    d = 30

    A2
    A = 120
    B = 100
    C = 80
    D = 60

    A lot of unis specify grades as opposed to point so take that into consideration and oft their offers exclude General Studies and Critical thinking
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    THANKYOU EVERYONE!!!

    damn i got an A in general studies so i actually really have 200UCAS points then! lol
    thats ok then because i need 340 points to get into southampton so hopefully with a lot of hard work i can pull it off.
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    i think southampton are likely to ask for grades rather than points though, but your grades should stand you in good stead!

    remember that when you do the full alevel you only count the A2 points, not the A2 + AS points, so:

    ABB at Alevel + B at ASlevel = 120 + 100 + 100 + 50 points = 370points
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    oooh angel!!!
    you are so clever well done on your grades!!!
    what uni's are you going to apply for?
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    Uni's also often specify how many courses they want the points from.

    Eg 300 points from 3 courses so for A level they'd want BBB or ABC or AAC rather than 300 points made up 3 A2s and several ASs.
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    (Original post by Scary Monster)
    Uni's also often specify how many courses they want the points from.

    Eg 300 points from 3 courses so for A level they'd want BBB or ABC or AAC rather than 300 points made up 3 A2s and several ASs.
    Nope, most higher up the spectrum specify grades, all my offers specified grades.
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    I got AAAA In as levels and im going to oxford
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    Nope, most higher up the spectrum specify grades, all my offers specified grades.
    Did I ever say they didn't?

    Just pointing out that those that specify UCAS points are often more specific than just the points.
 
 
 

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