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    Hi, Im just skulking around looking at university courses, all preliminary now, and I've bumped into a particular course I like the look of. Its entry requirements are 320 points and its at Kings College.

    Now im just wondering, based on the normal 3 A-levels this would mean ABB or AAC, however im doing 4 A2 subs, and based on that you would need BCCD or CCCC or thereabouts

    Im predicted to get BBCC, and I was just wondering if this would be held in the same regard when it comes to application, as 3 higher quality A-Levels because to me, AAC is better than BBCC, but the latter carries more points.

    The course is computer science, and there doesn't seem to be any other requirements other than a few GCSEs which I meet, and the subjects you take at A-Level, which again I meet.

    Thanks
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    Hi, Im just skulking around looking at university courses, all preliminary now, and I've bumped into a particular course I like the look of. Its entry requirements are 320 points and its at Kings College.

    Now im just wondering, based on the normal 3 A-levels this would mean ABB or AAC, however im doing 4 A2 subs, and based on that you would need BCCD or CCCC or thereabouts

    Im predicted to get BBCC, and I was just wondering if this would be held in the same regard when it comes to application, as 3 higher quality A-Levels because to me, AAC is better than BBCC, but the latter carries more points.

    The course is computer science, and there doesn't seem to be any other requirements other than a few GCSEs which I meet, and the subjects you take at A-Level, which again I meet.

    Thanks
    You can't get in with CCCC, they want 320 points from *3 A levels* therefore you'd need AAC/ABB.
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    You can't get in with CCCC, they want 320 points from *3 A levels* therefore you'd need AAC/ABB.
    Are you sure? It doesn't specify this, their website simply says 320 UCAS points. Obviously I dont expect to be considered on CCCC, but maybe BBCC?
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    (Original post by k1ng_k0ng)
    Are you sure? It doesn't specify this, their website simply says 320 UCAS points. Obviously I dont expect to be considered on CCCC, but maybe BBCC?
    Only way to know for sure is to ring them, although I feel it is most likely from 3 A levels.
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    (Original post by k1ng_k0ng)
    Are you sure? It doesn't specify this, their website simply says 320 UCAS points. Obviously I dont expect to be considered on CCCC, but maybe BBCC?
    If you take four A2 levels then the university can make an offer based on all four or (more usually) three. That's one reason why so many people drop the extra subject - it's often not worth doing.
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    (Original post by k1ng_k0ng)
    Are you sure? It doesn't specify this, their website simply says 320 UCAS points. Obviously I dont expect to be considered on CCCC, but maybe BBCC?
    He's right - they probably do mean 3 A-levels, as is usually the case. However, it's worth checking. 320 points can't actually be obtained (precisely, that is) from anything other than ABB from three A-levels, so it seems strange they choose to use points rather than just stating ABB as an entry requirement.

    Could you try and get ABCC? Because then, even with three A-levels, you have 300 points. The extra 80 points is just an added bonus.
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    (Original post by k1ng_k0ng)
    Hi, Im just skulking around looking at university courses, all preliminary now, and I've bumped into a particular course I like the look of. Its entry requirements are 320 points and its at Kings College.

    Now im just wondering, based on the normal 3 A-levels this would mean ABB or AAC, however im doing 4 A2 subs, and based on that you would need BCCD or CCCC or thereabouts

    Im predicted to get BBCC, and I was just wondering if this would be held in the same regard when it comes to application, as 3 higher quality A-Levels because to me, AAC is better than BBCC, but the latter carries more points.

    The course is computer science, and there doesn't seem to be any other requirements other than a few GCSEs which I meet, and the subjects you take at A-Level, which again I meet.

    Thanks
    What does UCAS Course Search 2010 say?
    But normally 320 points would mean '320 points from all qulaifications'
    However to me it seems more likely that a top place like Kings means ABB.
    best thing is to ask Kings directly what they want.
 
 
 

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