University of Bolton Grading System

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University of Bolton Grading System

Grade equivalents: 220 points

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 220 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide. If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation.

Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 40 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • Two A2-levels at grades AB / A*C
  • Three A2-levels at grades CCD / BCE, etc.
  • Two A2-levels plus two AS-levels at grades CCdd / CDbd, etc.
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades AB
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades BC plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MMM (worth 240 points)
  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MMP plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DD
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades MMM (worth 240 points)
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades DD (worth 240 points)
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades DM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D plus one A2-level at grade B

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas and Principle Learning elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade B (worth 250 points)
  • One Advanced Diploma including the Progression Diploma at grade E plus one A2-level at grade A, etc.
  • One Progression Diploma at grade C plus one AS-level at grade E
  • One Principle Learning element at grade C plus one A2-level at grade B, etc.

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Merit grade (worth 225 points)

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (with at least 220 points)
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades DE, etc.
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • Two Advanced Highers at grades BB
  • One Advanced Higher at grade B plus two Highers at grades BC (worth 225 points), etc.
  • Four Highers at grades ACCC (worth 230 points), etc.

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Four Higher Certificates at grades B2, B3, C1, C1 (worth 226 points), etc.

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points (worth 260 points)
  • Three IB Higher Levels at grades 5,4,4 plus two IB Standard Levels at grades 4,4 (worth 234 points), etc.

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma. Applications are judged on a case by case basis.