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What music grades are counted as a GCSE?

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P3onyPenny Thu 23-Aug-18 09:22:25

Is it 6 and above?

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TeenTimesTwo Thu 23-Aug-18 09:28:07

What makes you think they are? I can't see why they would?

(I think some can attract UCAS points in certain situations though?)

P3onyPenny Thu 23-Aug-18 09:44:15

Don't some grades get the same ucas points as the old C?

Happy to be proved wrong but if not which are they?

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MirandaWest Thu 23-Aug-18 09:45:54

You can get Ucas points for grade 6 and above on a rising scale for type of pass and grade.


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P3onyPenny Thu 23-Aug-18 09:48:28

Thanks Miranda.

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BubblesBuddy Thu 23-Aug-18 10:40:43

UCAS points are only useful for a course that asks for points. If they ask for A levels, points from music are not counted. DD had theory grade 6. Two singing exams at grade 8.

Jeelba Thu 23-Aug-18 15:03:41

Grade 5 Practical Music plus Grade 5 Theory are often required as an alternative to GCSE Music for progression to A level Music or Music Theory...

Jeelba Thu 23-Aug-18 15:04:17

A level Music Technology!

Moominmammacat Thu 23-Aug-18 16:40:46

And lots of unis accept grades for music degree instead of A level music.

raspberryrippleicecream Thu 23-Aug-18 19:05:55

Grade 5 exams are supposed to need the same amount of work as a GCSE, Grade 6 and up are Level 3 exams so get the UCAS points.

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