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How do you choose the right course?

The first step to deciding which course or university is knowing your predicted A2 grades in all subjects.

  • Your individual subject teachers will predict your A2 grades in the first week of Year 13.
  • Universities make offers based on your predicted grades
  • A2 predicted grades are always based on AS grades.
  • A2 predicted grades are unlikely to be higher than the AS grade already achieved as A Levels are cumulative subjects, with the A2 portion being significantly more difficult, and students rarely improve on their AS grade.

Some websites you might find useful:

Universities may make offers in two ways:

  • Specific subject grades, for example: BCC
  • Tariff points, for example: 260 points


Tariff pointsASA2
140 A*
120 A
100 B
80 C


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