The new UCAS Tariff system will be applicable for any student applying in 2016-17 to start university or college from September 2017 onwards.
- All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system
- The Access to HE Diploma will be included in the UCAS Tariff for the first time
- The new Tariff points are based on a new approach, using a qualifications size and grades to calculate total Tariff points
- An A level grade A* gets 56 points under the new Tariff, in comparison with 140 under the current Tariff.
Access to HE Diploma
The table below gives a few examples of grade combinations and the equivalent UCAS points.
|Merit credits||Distinction credits||Tariff points||A Level tariff point example|
|45||0||0||48||EEE (or single A grade A-level)|
|30||15||0||64||DDE (or two grade C A-levels)|
There is a very useful tariff calculator on the UCAS website to enable students to calculate any combination of Access grades.