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So I'm about to start A-Levels but I'm curious about the UCAS points and how to earn them. I know about the grades and the points they value to but with extra-curricular and other awards, does having a Level 3 Algebra certificate count? Also would swimming be acceptable?

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In general; the more competitive courses don't care about UCAS points. they care about grades. Even courses that make offers based on UCAS points may not count those in unrelated subjects- so the UCAS points for Grade 8 saxophone may not count towards an engineering degree.

What attracts UCAS points is here: https://www.ucas.com/files/tariff-tables Most extra curriculars do not count.
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In general; the more competitive courses don't care about UCAS points. they care about grades. Even courses that make offers based on UCAS points may not count those in unrelated subjects- so the UCAS points for Grade 8 saxophone may not count towards an engineering degree.

What attracts UCAS points is here: https://www.ucas.com/files/tariff-tables Most extra curriculars do not count.
Thank you!! I'll have a look now!
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Academic qualifications attract UCAS points.
Stuff like DoE and swimming certificates don't so don't waste your time listing them as 'qualifications'.

And be aware that even though many Music/Drama/Language exams and similar might be 'worth' UCAS points, its entirely up to Unis if they accept them or not - and usually if the degree isnt directly related then its a No.
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