In these cases only the qualification with the higher Tariff score will be counted.This principle applies to: BTEC National Award, Certificate and Diploma (NQF) BTEC National Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma (QCF) CACHE Award, Certificate and Diploma in Child Care and Education Essential Skills Wales at levels 2 and 3 GCE Advanced Subsidiary level and GCE Advanced level OCR i Media level 3 Certificate and Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate at Ordinary and Higher levels OCR i PRO Certificate and Diploma Key Skills at level 2, 3 and 4 OCR National Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers Speech, drama and music awards at grades 6, 7 and 8.Important update (Oct 2015): The government will be scrapping the General Studies A-level as it has been deemed undevelopable within the new A-level reforms coming into place in the next few years.
It may actually mean securing a place at a competitive university such as Aston.
In this case, no mention is made about general studies - but it may still prefer other subjects. There are always exceptions, but many universities will not count it as one of your accepted qualifications to get into university. The course content is usually a broad mixture of politics and current affairs, culture, technology and science.
Say you get an A, that brings your total to 600 points. meaning that you could easilly get 540 points without getting all As or taking any more qualifications than normal.
EDIT: To anyone confused by this post, I was in fact wrong - the overall A level cancels out the corresponding AS as far as UCAS points are concerned (as long as the points for the overall A level are more than the points for the AS - there are some counterexamples to this in which the AS points cancel out the overall A level points).
grade A or B) it may be taken into account if one of the other three subjects is not as strong as was hoped.
Our advice would be to take it if offered at your school or college, and to try and achieve a good grade.Taking lots of ASs and including music qualifications and general studies counts for most of it.Clearly an exceptional case but, one person in my uni course had 10As at A-level plus AEAs and some music qualifications - must be over 1400 points?After all, it was originally designed to be an ‘extra’ on top of your core four AS-level / three A-level subjects. This can help to keep skills such as essay writing, problem-solving and analytical thinking fresh – especially if your other subjects are closely related.The Welsh Baccalaureate, also known as the Welsh Bac or WBQ, is designed to combine the traditional qualifications you are working towards (A-Levels or NVQs), with experiences and projects that help you develop your personal skills, and equip you for your next steps – for work, university and for life.getting the full A level doesn't negate the fact that the AS is also a qualification in itself, contrary to what others have been implying), therefore if you got As in all modules you would get: AS points full A level point = 60 120 = 180 and that is for just one A grade at A level.3 A levels at A grade is 540 points, plus most people do a fourth subject at AS.It won’t count as a subject-specific entry requirement, either.For example, if you need to get two As in physics and maths and a B in another subject to study engineering at Southampton University, you can’t offer your Welsh Bac as one of the As.In order to achieve the Welsh Bac you need to have completed an A-level or equivalent as well as an extended project, work experience and community service.You’ll be working towards it over a two year period, whilst completing two or sometimes three other A-levels or NVQs.