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As well as using grades UCAS and some universities choose to make their offers based on tariff points. 

Tariffs are the average results that current students achieved for entry the previous year. Some students will, of course, have gained higher than the average, but as a rule, tariffs are a good indicator of the entry level.

N.B as always, please check the course entry requirements at your university of choice. 

Tariffs remove the need for students to achieve specific grades as they are allowed to combine their converted marks.

Formerly, an offer of A, B required the student to achieve just that. Under the tariff system A, A, C or even A*, C, C would ensure successful entry. 

Tariffs also allow students to combine their A-level grade points with BTEC grades. 

 

Grade                                      Tariff points

 

A*                                            56

A                                              48

B                                              40

C                                              32

D                                              24

E                                              16

 

 

Th chart above is for qualifications offered by

AQQ, CCEA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel and WJEC

 

BTEC Tariffs (Pearson)

Grade                                      Tariff points

D*D*                                         112

D*D                                           104

DD                                               96

DM                                              80

MM                                             64

MP                                              48

PP                                               32

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