New UCAS Tariff
Last updated on 4/25/2016 Print this page
The new UCAS Tariff – what’s changed?
The UCAS Tariff – the points system that universities use to set
course entry requirements – is changing for students who plan to
start university from 1 September 2017
If you compare 2016 entry requirements with 2017 requirements,
the number of points you need to enter university appears to be a
lot lower in 2017. This is because UCAS are attaching fewer points
to qualifications - for example, an A* grade at A level will be
worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. So you
will still need to achieve the same grades at A level or BTEC to
get into university, but the way they are counted has changed.
All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will
continue to attract points under the new system, so a tariff score
could be made up of A levels, BTECs, or a combination.
Under the new system, AS levels will be worth 40% of an A level,
instead of 50%. At Hull, we do not count results in the same
subject at both AS and A levels – also known as double-counting. So
if you do an AS and an A level in, for example, History, only the A
level will count towards your tariff score, regardless of which is
the better grade.
You can see our typical entry requirements on each course page.
You can work out what your qualifications will be worth under the
new system by using this UCAS Tariff points
calculator. To find out more about the tariff and how it works,
you can read more on the
official UCAS pages about the new system.
If you are uncertain about anything, or confused in any way by
these changes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our
friendly admissions team who will be happy to explain exactly how
these changes will affect you.
Tel: +44 (0)1482 466100