RSL are proud to announce that our Rockschool Music Production Grades are now fully recognised by UCAS, ensuring that all candidates who successfully navigate their Grades 6, 7 and 8 exams are awarded the equivalent amount of UCAS points currently given to all UK accredited music grades.

These tariff points are used for applications submitted for the 2017 admissions cycle onwards (i.e. for students making applications from September 2016 for full-time courses starting from September 2017).

A completely different scale will also be implemented as of September, but rest assured that the 'value' of each qualification will remain exactly the same.

The key changes are as follows:

The number of points assigned to grades has changed, with the figures becoming much smaller. For example, while an A at A Level used to equal 120 points, it is now worth 48

AS Levels are now worth 40% of a full A Level (A2), as opposed to the previous system, in which they were worth 50%

Universities have changed their offers to reflect the new tariff. In other words, don't go thinking that your A* is now worth a third of what it used to be!

Lastly, we'd like to wish everyone the best of luck in their upcoming summer exams!

The RSL Team

For more information on RSL & UCAS, please click here.