UCAS Points AS Level

Although all universities will look at your grades and your personal statement to help them decide whether to offer you a place some universities may also use the UCAS tariff points system.

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UCAS Points Scottish Highers

If you’ve studied in Scotland you might be wondering how having grades from another country affects your chance of getting into UK universities. Don’t worry, the UCAS points system will make sure that your qualifications are recognised on the same level as other post-GCSE qualifications.

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What do students ask UCAS?

UCAS, the body that handles all university applications is the central point of information when you are applying to uni. They have just published their 10 most-asked questions in their bank of FAQs – so we have summarised them here so that you can be one step ahead.

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Your UCAS application – does it have the X Factor?

Luckily, we’ve got loads of great advice to make sure every stage of your UCAS application is perfect.

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What If I’ve Missed the January UCAS Deadline?

January 15th 2016 is an important milestone in the university application calendar. It’s the deadline for students applying for most courses in UK universities to get their UCAS application in.

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UCAS Tariff 2017

From 2017 UCAS is making some big changes to its Tariff system in response to a review in 2012 and feedback made by schools, colleges, and universities.

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Standard Grade UCAS Points

As well as looking at your grades and reading your personal statement universities may also use the UCAS points system to help them choose between students who have qualifications in different  post-GCSE qualifications – for example a student with “A” Levels and a student with Scottish Highers.

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BTEC UCAS Points – How Do They Add Up?

The vast majority of students applying to university who have completed a BTEC course will have studied under the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) suite of qualifications, better known as Nationals. If you studied for your BTEC before 2011, then you will have studied under the old Nationals Qualifications Framework (NQF) classification.

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How to use the UCAS website

The UCAS website will prove invaluable at all stages of your university application and when you start your course. To help you make the most of it, we’ve compiled a brief guide. Use it as a starting point to explore the UCAS web pages and get familiar with where different info can be found. It’ll be time well spent.

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The Role of UCAS

A key service to keep you up to date with how your application is going is Track. This online service updates around every 10 minutes to ensure you know exactly what's happening with your application. To use it, you'll need your personal ID and the same user name and password you used in Apply. It's available at ucas.com. And, if you have an iPhone, you can now download the official UCAS app, which lets you view Track on your phone. The app was developed with a brother-and-sister team who had already created their own Track application. Abbie Hughes, who came up with the idea, said: "It seemed obvious to me. As soon as you send your UCAS application, your whole year involves constantly being on the computer, tracking your application. Track addiction sets in! So I thought it would be easier and simpler to be able to track your application from your phone."

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