New UCAS Tariff 2017

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New UCAS Tariff 2017

Tariff is a number, which illustrates your qualification grades in a simple way. UK universities use this number to inform prospective students about their entry requirements. Some universities and colleges in UK use UCAS Tariff points, to specify their entry requirements for different courses, to prospective students. New Tariff 2017 aims to provide a fair and transparent process of allocating Tariff points across a wider range of qualifications, supporting widening participation at the same time.

New UCAS Tariff 2017

UCAS Tariff 2017

The need for a new UCAS tariff system originated from 2012 Qualification Information Review (QIR).  Several questions were raised about the inability of current Tariff system to accommodate some vocational or composite qualification. New tariff system aims to readdress the defects of current model. It will use qualification’s size and grades to calculate total Tariff points. Tariff 2017 is based on a slightly different methodology to the current Tariff. The New Tariff 2017 has been developed in partnership with representatives from HE sector, schools, colleges, SPA and HESA. “The primary purpose of the new Tariff is to provide a broad metric for management information and reporting purposes to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for the 2017-18 student records onwards” UCAS explained.

When will New Tariff 2017 changes be applied?

New Tariff points 2017 will be applicable to applicants for courses starting in September 2017 and onwards. If a student chooses to defer their offer and start their course in September 2017, current Tariff system will be applied. You can use this table to calculate your qualifications under the New Tariff 2017.  

For A-levels and Highers:


A levels

AS levels

Scottish Highers

Advanced Highers

A*

56




A

48

20

33

56

B

40

16

27

48

C

32

12

21

40

D

24

10

15

32

E

16

6



BTEC Nationals UCAS Points:

Award

Certificate

Diploma

D

48

DD

96

D*D*D*

168

M

32

DM

80

D*D*D

160

P

16

MM

64

D*DD

152



MP

48

DDD

144



PP

32

DDM

128





DMM

112





MMM

96





MMP

80





MPP

64





PPP

48

(D) Distinction  (M) Merit  (P) Pass

International Baccalaureate:

Although, IB Diploma does not attract UCAS points, it has the components to do it. To be eligible to get an IB Diploma, you have to pass each component, to achieve a total IB point score of 24 or more.

Higher Level

Standard Level


Extended Essay

Theory of Knowledge

H7

56

S7

28

A

12

12

H6

48

S6

24

B

10

10

H5

32

S5

16

C

8

8

H4

24

S4

12

D

6

6

H3

12

S3

6

E

4

4

Effect of New Tariff 2017 changes on prospective students

This change will not have any effect either on student’s decision about applications to a higher education course or on higher education course entry requirements. Only the display will be changed.

Will this New Tariff system 2017 be applicable to all universities and colleges?

NO. Those universities and colleges, which already use UCAS Tariff points to depict their entry requirement, will adjust their requirements according to the new number system. “Just because a qualification is on the Tariff, it doesn’t mean a university or college will accept it. Therefore, it’s really important to check the course entry requirements. Equally, if a qualification is not on the Tariff, a university or college may still accept it.” Contact our advisors today to know more about accepted qualification for your chosen course.  

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