The UCAS tariff is the points systems that universities use to set course entry requirements. We use this for all of our full-time undergraduate courses, and the majority of typical offer levels are in terms of total tariff achieved (please check your course page for specific entry requirements). Normally, we do not use the tariff for offers to International Baccalaureate students.
From 1 September 2017 onwards – the points system is changing. Compared with 2016 entry requirements, the number of points you need to enter university appears to be a lot lower in 2017. This is because UCAS are attaching fewer points to qualifications. For example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. You’ll still need to achieve the same grades to get into university, but the way they are counted has changed.
All qualifications that were on the UCAS tariff for 2016 will continue to attract points under the new system, so a tariff score could be made up of A levels, BTECs, or a combination.
Under the new system, AS levels will be worth 40% of an A level, instead of 50%. At Hull, we do not count results in the same subject at both AS and A levels – also known as double-counting. As an example, if you study for an AS and an A level in History, only the A level will count towards your tariff score, regardless of which is the better grade.
You can work out what your qualifications will be worth under the new system by using the UCAS tariff points calculator.