The Tariff System
Universities use a tariff system to allow for broad comparisions among the different types of qualifications you may achieve.
Not all qualifications are converted into UCAS tariff points - so if your qualification isn't listed, don't worry - contact the universities you are looking to apply to directly to see whether you can enroll with your qualifications.
As well as your academic qualifications, you will be pleased to know that you can also recieve points from extra-curricular activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, key skills, music exams, or speech and drama exams.
University websites do not always state their entry requirements in UCAS tariff points nor offer you a place in terms of tariff points, instead choosing to use qualifications and grades. It may also be that you are made an offer in terms of both a set number of tariff points and specific qualifications and grades.
- 320 tariff points including an A in A-level maths
- 280 tariff points from at least 3 A-levels
- 280 tariff pojnts - excluding general studies A-level
Eluceo is using the tariff system because it makes it easier for you to compare between institutions - the number quoted is the average number of tariff points awarded to students entering the university in the last academic year. It may also be that the tariff points of those accepted vary widely - the Unistats website offers a breakdown on these figures.