Why are UCAS Tariff points important?
The UCAS Tariff is mainly used by universities to report admissions data back to the government, but some universities may make you an offer based on the number of points you accrue instead of asking that you achieve specific grades.
This can actually work in your favour as there’s a bit more flexibility in the points system.
Say you’re given a conditional offer on the basis that you achieve two As and a B. If you don’t manage to get these grades, there’s a good chance that the university will withdraw their offer and you’ll miss out on a place on that course.
If you find yourself in this situation, you have our sympathies - and hey, there are always other options.
If you’re given an offer based on you accruing 120 points, you can use any combination of grades to meet this threshold.
So, if you didn’t manage those two As and a B but got two Bs and two Cs instead, your points total will still be enough to meet the threshold.
In which case, you’ve made it, so go ahead and start celebrating!
How many UCAS points do I have?
If you need to work out how many points you have, use the tables below to see how many points your grades are worth and add up the total.
If you have A Level Double Awards, just take the points value for the matching A Level grade and, well, double it!