The UCAS Points Tariff
The UCAS tariff allocates a numerical score to a range of qualifications and attainments, establishing equivalence between them and allowing the aggregation of scores from many different qualifications. It became available in 2002 for universities to use in making their offers of places, but not all universities are using it. Some do not agree with the equivalences and weights determined by UCAS while others simply prefer to make offers based on specific grades in specific subjects. In general, universities that appear higher up the League Table are less likely to use the UCAS tariff in making their offers. Even those using it are likely to require specific grades in certain key subjects as well as an overall tariff score.
Full details are on the UCAS website.
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