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bottleofbeer Mon 03-Jul-17 22:38:52

So I've done an access course. I got 39 distinction and 6 merit. 138 points which my tutor told me is the equivalent of AAB at A level. However the UCAS calculator concerts AAB to 136 points. I know it's only 2 points and more than enough to do my degree but I plan to do a master's at an RG red brick so these two apparently unaccounted for points could make a difference at that stage. Would the B, be considered a high B or will they just go by points rather than A level equivalent? If AAB is 136 then I did slightly better than AAB and I feel like that should be recognised? Especially as it's a very competitive MSc.

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bottleofbeer Mon 03-Jul-17 22:40:43

Converts*

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AlexanderHamilton Mon 03-Jul-17 22:42:53

Universities usually specify points & not grades if A levels haven't been taken.

bottleofbeer Mon 03-Jul-17 22:48:49

Thanks! So aggravating to miss the third A by one measly grade descriptor 😁

Just that the tutor did say they sometimes convert the points to A level equivalent, if say, the uni doesn't give details for access requirements on their site.

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user7214743615 Tue 04-Jul-17 08:35:22

A level/access course results would never be relevant for entrance at masters level - it is bachelors degree results that determine offers for masters courses.

bottleofbeer Tue 04-Jul-17 09:31:08

Yeah I need a high 2:1 or a first. I'm thinking in the event that they're weighing people with the same classification degree, would they not look back at other grades to help make a decision? Someone who got AAA will be the more attractive prospect over someone who got BBB? I met entry requirements months ago but was told to keep getting good grades and not relax about them because one day, it could make a difference in a situation like that.

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Gannet123 Tue 04-Jul-17 11:05:30

If they're weighing people with the same classification degree, they have plenty else to go on - grade breakdowns, personal statements etc. They're not going to go back to your entry grades for your bachelors - they're totally irrelevant by that stage. Don't worry about it.

bottleofbeer Tue 04-Jul-17 11:12:52

Ahhh, excellent thanks.

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