UCAS Tariff – Achieving 96 points

  • Qualifications that are equivalent to 3 A-levels include:

    • BTEC Extended Diploma
    • 2 A-levels plus Extended Project plus 1 AS-level
    • 3 BTEC Extended Certificates
    • BTEC Extended Certificate plus BTEC Diploma
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma
    • 5 Scottish Highers 

    There are many different ways of achieving 96 UCAS Tariff points.

    Some of the most common ways are:

    • 3 A-levels – Grades CCC, or ACE
    • 2 A-levels plus 2 AS – Grades CC+bb, or CD+aa
    • 2 A-levels plus 1 AS plus Extended Project – Grades CC+b+C, or BC+c+D
    • 1 A-level plus BTEC Diploma – Grades C+MM
    • BTEC Extended Diploma – Grades MMM
    • Access to HE Diploma – Grades Dx9 + Mx27 + Px9, or Mx45

    You can also use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to assess your likely or actual points total.

    Here are the UCAS Tariff points associated with the most common qualifications and grades:

    A-level grade
    UCAS Tariff points
    A* 56  
    48
    40
    32
    24
    16
    AS grade
    UCAS Tariff points
    20
    16
    12
    10
    6
    Extended Project grade
    UCAS Tariff points
    A* 28
    24
    20
    16
    12
    8
    BTEC grade
    UCAS Tariff points
    D* 56
    D 48
    M 32
    P 16
    Access to HE Diploma
    UCAS Tariff points
    45 Distinctions 144
    45 Merits 96
    45 Passes 48