What is UCAS?
UCAS is a service that supports young people after their GCSEs. They are independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to facilitate educational progression.
What are UCAS points?
The majority of university courses require a certain number of UCAS points to apply. These UCAS points are obtained by your qualification results and grades you achieve. Hypothetically speaking if an A was worth 80 points, and the course you’d like to apply for required 320 points, you would need to achieve 3 A’s to qualify.
To work out how many points you need, head to the tariff calculator here. All information adapted from the UCAS site.