How do I calculate my UCAS points?

Figuring out your UCAS points is actually pretty simple. Use our handy guide below and you'll have cracked it in no time!

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To calculate your UCAS points, you simply have to convert each grade you are predicted, or have been awarded, into a score.

Add up the scores and, like magic, you’ve got your UCAS points.

Ok, it's not that magical, but it is very straightforward.

The UCAS tariff system actually changed in 2017. Below are the most up-to-date tariff points for the most common qualifications:

A-Levels

A* = 56

A = 48

B = 40

C = 32

D = 24

E = 16

AS-Levels

A = 20

B = 16

C = 12

D = 10

E = 6

International Baccalaureate (IBO Certificate in Higher Level)

H7 = 56

H6 = 48

H5 = 32

H4 = 24

H3 = 12

H2 = 0

H1 = 0

International Baccalaureate (IBO Certificate in Standard Level)

S7 = 28

S6 = 24

S5 = 16

S4 = 12

S3 = 6

S2 = 0

S1 = 0

Scottish Advanced Highers

A = 56

B = 48

C = 40

D = 32

Scottish Highers

A = 33

B = 27

C = 21

D = 15

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D* = 168

D*D*D = 160

D*DD = 152

DDD = 144

DDM = 128

DMM = 112

MMM = 96

MMP = 80

MPP = 64

PPP = 48

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D* = 112

D*D = 104

DD = 96

DM = 80

MM = 64

MP = 48

PP = 32

So, for example, if you got one A*, one A and one B in your A-Levels, your total UCAS points would be: 144 UCAS points.

To find out the UCAS points for less common qualifications, you can find out more here.

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