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UCAS versus A-Level Entry Requirements

Your entry standard calculation is a bit confusing to me. For example, if I look up Business & Management at London School of Economics, your table says that the Entry Standard is 520 UCAS points. You define Entry Standard as the average UCAS points of the students studying in that degree, presumably for the most recent year where the data is available. You then say that the conversion of A-Level results to UCAS points is A*=140, A=120, B=100, etc. What I don't understand is how can anyone get 520 UCAS points out of 3 A-Levels when the maximum UCAS points you can achieve is 3 x A* = 3 x 140 = 420 UCAS points?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Hi Richard,

Students are able to take more than three A levels. Many students enter university having taken 4 or 5 A levels and also have other AS levels that they have not continued to A level. Taking all this into account, it can easily add up to 600 UCAS points if a student achieves the appropriate grades.

I hope this helps.

Thanks,
CUG

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