Careers and Higher Education

UCAS - University & Progression

UCAS stands for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, it is the British admission service for all students applying to university and college. At Sir John Cass Sixth Form College all Year 13 students are encouraged to apply to university and we start the decision making process in Year 12.

This may involve specialist university courses, lecture evenings, open days and summer schools. In Year 13 we use outside speakers from London universities who talk to students about writing a personal statement and student finance and ‘in-house’ we also have a team of academic tutors who are always available to help students compile their personal statements. UCAS plays an integral role in our ‘Whole School Tutorial Programme’ where form tutors give advice and guidance on every aspect of your UCAS form. The Head of Year 13, the teacher who oversees every aspect of the UCAS process, also runs after school extension classes where they can check students’ forms, give advice and guidance on course choices, student finance, personal statements and any other query. We also work closely with Connexions and have a careers adviser who visits the Sixth Form on a weekly basis to offer careers advice to all Sixth Form students. We have been very successful at guiding and advising students in their next step allowing them to continue their education at a wide range of universities including Oxbridge and The Russell Group Universities.

UCAS Deadline Dates

Section

Deadline Date

Personal Details

July

Student Finance

July

Choices

October

Education

September

Statement

October

Pay/ Send

October

Please note:

The deadline for students applying to Oxford, Cambridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine is 15th October.

UCAS Qualification Point Scores

Grade

Size

Points

Grade

Size

Points

Grade

Size

Points

GCE/aGCE/VCE

A level

GCE/aGCE/VCE

A level

GCE/aGCE/VCE

A level

A

1

270

A

0.5

135

AA

2

540

B

1

240

B

0.5

120

AB

2

510

C

1

210

C

0.5

105

BB

2

480

D

1

180

D

0.5

90

BC

2

450

E

1

150

E

0.5

75

CC

2

420

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

2

390

 

 

 

 

 

 

DD

2

360

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE

2

330

 

 

 

 

 

 

EE

2

300

BTEC

National Award

BTEC

National Certificate

BTEC

National Diploma

D

1

270

DD

2

540

DDD

3

810

M

1

225

DM

2

480

DDM

3

757.5

P

1

165

MM

2

420

DMM

3

705

 

 

 

MP

2

360

MMM

3

652.5

 

 

 

PP

2

300

MMP

3

600

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPP

3

547.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

PPP

3

495

All grades carry points for University

UCAS Tariffs Table

Grade

 

 

 

 

Tariff Points

GCE & AVCE Double Award

A Level with additional AS (9 units)

GCE A Level and AVCE

GCE AS Double Award

GCE AS & AS VCE

 

A*A*

 

 

 

 

280

A*A

 

 

 

 

260

AA

 

 

 

 

240

AB

 

 

 

 

220

BB

A*A

 

 

 

200

BC

AA

 

 

 

180

 

AB

 

 

 

170

CC

 

 

 

 

160

 

BB

 

 

 

150

CD

BC

A*

 

 

140

DD

CC

A

AA

 

120

 

CD

 

AB

 

110

DE

 

B

BB

 

100

 

DD

 

BC

 

90

EE

DE

C

CC

 

80

 

 

 

CD

 

70

 

EE

D

DD

A

60

 

 

 

DE

B

50

 

 

E

EE

C

40

 

 

 

 

D

30

 

 

 

 

E

20