What is UCAS?
UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) is a clearing house for applications to almost all full-time undergraduate degree programmes at UK universities and colleges.
What are UCAS Points?
UCAS rates qualifications and awards them a tariff score based on various factors. The points accrued by completing multiple qualifications which are on the UCAS tariff can be combined together to meet University entry requirements.
The New Tariff
UCAS tariff points have changed for entry to Higher Education in 2017 and beyond. All qualifications in the new system carry far fewer points than was previously the case.
All qualifications have been reassessed by UCAS and had a new rating applied. For example a Grade A* at A Level used to carry 140 points under the old tariff. The same A* grade would now carry 56 points under the new system.
All of RSL's qualifications have retained their value relative to equivalent qualifications from other Awarding Organisations.
Which RSL Qualifications Have UCAS Points?
The following is a list of all our current qualifications which carry UCAS points:
Which Rockschool Exams carry UCAS Points?
Grade ExamSee the table below for the UCAS points awarded for a given Grade Exam grade and mark:
|Grade 6||6 points||10 points||12 points|
|Grade 7||10 points||12 points||16 points|
|Grade 8||18 points||24 points||30 points|
Where a candidate has taken more than one exam in one instrument, they can only put forward the exam which gave them the highest number of points. However, where points are awarded for graded exams in different instruments, these can be accumulated, but it would be the decision of the university or college whether or not they choose to accept both sets of points.
Music TheorySee the table below for the UCAS points awarded for a given Music Theory grade and mark:
|Grade 6||4 points||5 points||6 points|
|Grade 7||6 points||7 points||8 points|
|Grade 8||8 points||9 points||10 points|
Which Performance Arts Exams carry UCAS Points?
Performance Arts Award's Level 3 (Grade 6, 7 & 8) Examinations carry UCAS points, enabling them to help with entry to university.
The following is a list of all our Performance Arts qualifications which carry UCAS points:
- Musical Theatre Grade 6
- Musical Theatre Grade 7
- Musical Theatre Grade 8
- Jazz Dance Grade 6
- Jazz Dance Grade 7
- Jazz Dance Grade 8
- Street Dance Grade 6
- Street Dance Grade 7
- Street Dance Grade 8
UCAS Points Awarded for Musical Theatre and Dance ExamsSee the table below for the UCAS points awarded for a given grade and mark:
|Grade 6||8 points||10 points||12 points|
|Grade 7||12 points||14 points||16 points|
|Grade 8||16 points||18 points||20 points|
Where a candidate has taken more than one exam, they can only put forward the exam which gave them the highest number of points
Which Vocational Exams carry UCAS Points?
The following is a list of all our vocational qualifications which carry View the UCAS Points:
- Music Practitioner - Level 3 Certificate
- Music Practitioner - Level 3 Extended Certificate
- Music Practitioner - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
- Music Practitioner - Level 3 Diploma
- Music Practitioner - Level 3 Extended Diploma
UCAS Points Awarded for Vocational QualificationsSee the table below for the UCAS points awarded for a given qualification and mark:
|Level 3 Certificate||4||8||12||14|
|Level 3 Extended Certificate||8||16||24||28|
|Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma||24||48||72||84|
|Level 3 Diploma||32||64||96||112|
|Level 3 Extended Diploma||48||96||144||168|
View the Official UCAS Website for more information.