Getting Ready for University

Hundreds of our students progress on to University and Higher Education programmes.

If you’re choosing A Levels or a Level 3 programme, we’ll make sure your route to university is a straight forward one. We’ll provide you with:

  • University tutorials
  • Advice on choosing a degree and University
  • Support and guidance throughout the application process
  • Interview practice
  • Higher education and UCAS fairs
  • Financial advice for both you and your parents/guardians

University Centre Farnborough

We offer HNCs, HNDs, foundation, undergraduate degrees, and top-up degrees on the same campus as Farnborough College of Technology. Discover more about our own higher education and degree programmes here.

The UCAS Tariff

How many UCAS points will I have when I finish college?

Applications to higher education programmes and universities in the UK are made through UCAS, who use a points system to determine entry requirements. Some universities state their programmes’ entry requirements in terms of these points, while others specify the grades needed.

The table below shows the number of points you could receive at the end of your programme.

A LevelsExtended DiplomaDiploma Subsidiary DiplomaCertificate Tariff Points
 A*A*A*D*D*D*    168
 D*D*D*   160
 A*AAD*DD   152
 AAADDD   144
 AACDDM   128
 ACCDMMD*D*  112
  D*D  104
   D* 56
   M 32

A Levels are graded A*-F and Level 3 courses are graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit and Pass.

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