UCAS tariff points

This page includes details of UCAS tariff points for:

  • Music grades (including Recital Grades)
  • Drama, Communication and Music Theatre grades

UCAS tariff points: Music

UCAS have recently changed their tariff points for university entry from 2017. Please see the new points system below.

UCAS tariff points are awarded to students attaining LCM Advanced Level music qualifications (grades 6, 7 and 8), in both practical and theory subjects.

For Higher Education music courses, practical music grades have always been an important factor in the application process. With the introduction of these qualifications to the UCAS tariff, the values of music education are recognised across all subject areas. Admissions staff often look favourably on students with practical music exam qualifications, as they indicate motivation, self-discipline and organisational skills.

The table below sets out the points allocated to LCM music examinations:

UCAS Points AS-Level A2-Level LCM Practical Music Exams LCM Theory of Music Exams
Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
56   A*            
48   A            
40   B             
32   C            
30         Distinction      
24   D     Merit      
20 A      
 
     
18         Pass      
16 B E   Distinction        
12 C   Distinction
                     Merit
       
10 D   Merit Pass       Distinction
9               Merit
8             Distinction Pass
7             Merit  
6 E   Pass     Distinction Pass  
5           Merit    
4           Pass    

 

UCAS tariff points: Drama, Communication and Music Theatre

The following additional LCM Examinations subjects have now been added to the tariff:

  • Speech and Drama
  • Music Theatre
  • Acting
  • Verse Speaking
  • Oral Communication
  • Reading Aloud

The points allocated are listed below:

UCAS Points
AS-Level A2-Level LCM Examinations in Speech and Drama,
Music Theatre, Acting, Verse Speaking,
Oral Communication and Reading Aloud
Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
56   A*      
48   A      
40   B      
32   C      
30         Distinction
27         Merit
24   D     Pass
20 A        
16 B E   Distinction  
14       Merit  
12 C   Distinction Pass  
10 D   Merit    
8     Pass    
6 E