UCAS tariff confirmed for Cambridge Pre-U
Cambridge Pre-U, an alternative to A Level being offered by schools in both the maintained and independent sectors, has now been awarded UCAS points.
Unlike A Levels, the Cambridge Pre-U grading scale is divided into three bands; Distinction, Merit and Pass, each of which is sub-divided into three grades (Distinction 1, Distinction 2, Distinction 3 and so on). A Distinction 2 grade (roughly aligned to A* at A Level) will earn 145 UCAS points, Distinction 3 (benchmarked to the standard required for an A grade at A Level) will earn 130, and 46 points for a Pass 3 (benchmarked to the border between E and U at A Level). The tariff for a Distinction 1 pass will be announced after the first Cambridge Pre-U examination entries have been assessed in 2010.
The qualification has been developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group. Click here to read the story in full.