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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