From 2017 UCAS and universities will convert A-levels into tariff points.
By 2019 all universities will start to make offers based on tariffs not just grades (a handful are already using them). 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 the preferred university.
Tariffs remove the need for students to achieve specific grades as they will be able to combine their converted marks to reach the required tariff. Formerly, an offer of A, 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.
Grade Tariff points
This chart is for qualifications offered by
AQQ, CCEA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel and WJEC