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UCAS Points conversion for law school including A Levels and International Baccalaureates

We sometimes get asked about International Baccalaureates and how they convert into A levels. We also spend some time every year advising clients and candidates on what BTEC HNCs equate to for A levels. Here is a handy table for converting them all into UCAS points.

As an aside – whatever happened to all the staff at PCAS? I seem to recall filling out two lots of forms many years ago. Did they all join UCAS?

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

IB Diploma points UCAS Tariff
45 720
44 698
43 676
42 654
41 632
40 611
39 589
38 567
37 545
36 523
35 501
34 479
33 457
32 435
31 413
30 392
29 370
28 348
27 326
26 304
25 282
24 260

 

A Level UCAS points

GCE AS & AS VCE
A* 140
A 120
110
B 100
90
C 80
70
D 60
50
E 40

So 3 As at A level equate to 360 points. 3 A*s at A level equate to 420 points. An international baccalaureate score of 29 or more equates to 3 As at A level.

Is this correct? Who knows. Life was so much easier 20 years ago with just A levels to worry about…..

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. He has been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 17 years and handles roles from junior fee earners through to partners and law firm sales/purchases. A non-practising solicitor on the Roll since 2000, he is also the author of a number of legal career books, which are available at www.legalcareercoaching.co.uk. You can contact Jonathan at cv@ten-percent.co.uk