How to work out your UCAS points

  • Last updated Oct 8, 2020 2:52:15 PM
  • By Jack Collins

To work out your UCAS points, you simply have to convert each grade you were awarded into a score.

Add up the scores and, bingo, you’ve got your UCAS points.

The UCAS tariff system actually changed in 2017. Below are the most up-to-date tariff points for the most common qualifications:

A-Levels

A* = 56

A = 48

B = 40

C = 32

D = 24

E = 16

AS-Levels

A = 20

B = 16

C = 12

D = 10

E = 6

International Baccalaureate (IBO Certificate in Higher Level)

H7 = 56

H6 = 48

H5 = 32

H4 = 24

H3 = 12

H2 = 0

H1 = 0

International Baccalaureate (IBO Certificate in Standard Level)

S7 = 28

S6 = 24

S5 = 16

S4 = 12

S3 = 6

S2 = 0

S1 = 0

Scottish Advanced Higher

A = 56

B = 48

C = 40

D = 32

Scottish Higher

A = 33

B = 27

C = 21

D = 15

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D* = 168

D*D*D = 160

D*DD = 152

DDD = 144

DDM = 128

DMM = 112

MMM = 96

MMP = 80

MPP = 64

PPP = 48

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D* = 112

D*D = 104

DD = 96

DM = 80

MM = 64

MP = 48

PP = 32

So, for example, if you got one A*, one A and one B in your A-Levels, your total UCAS points would be: 144 UCAS points.

Got it? Good.

To find out the UCAS points for less common qualifications, you can find out more here.

If you are an international student and are finding it difficult to convert your qualifications into UCAS points, this article from the University of Sheffield is helpful. If you still require assistance, please email: hello@allaboutgroup.org and we'll do our best to help you!

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