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Discussion in 'POC Section' started by Ninja_Stoker, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Follow the link to convert pre 2017 qualifications to the new UCAS tariff: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/role-finder/ucas-calculator?popup=true

    • If you take your A-levels after the start of 2017, you need 72 UCAS points, including two non-overlapping subject areas;

    • A levels taken before 2017: you need 180 UCAS points from at least two non-overlapping subjects. For A levels, they must be passed at Grade D or better. At AS, not taken to A2 and passed at B or better.

    • If you take your GCSEs after the start of 2017, you need 5 at grades 9 – 4, including English Language and Maths;

    • GCSEs taken before 2017; you need 5 at grades A*– C including English Language and Maths.
     
  2. wellmemedmyboy

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    Why does it not have the IB?
     
  3. Ninja_Stoker

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    Irritable Bowel syndrome is a bar to entry :)

    Seriously though, the Baccalaureate depends on the academic content and needs to be verified acceptable by AIB.

    In general, for composite qualifications the new Tariff allocates separate points to each
    separate constituent qualification rather than the overall qualification. For example, for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, the new Tariff allocates separate points to the Higher Level, Standard Level, Extended Essay, and Theory of Knowledge qualifications. There is no overall allocation to the whole IB Diploma.

    The IB ucas tariff starts on page 28, https://www.ucas.com/file/63536/download?token=AHqFGizy
     
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  4. wellmemedmyboy

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    Alright cheers Ninja
     
  5. JWJ

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    Its worth noting under the new tariff, you need to achieve 72 UCAS points to be legible for RM Officer, and most Officer roles.

    Some parts of the Careers website still state the old figure of 180, and if you used the calculator and put in your 3 expected A* A-levels, you'd be disheartened to see 162 points come up if you are unaware of the changes.
     
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    Seems a bit double standard about having to be verified as "acceptable"
    Are some A levels deemed unacceptable?
    None of my business though... ;)
     
  7. Ninja_Stoker

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    It depends on the academic content, particularly at GCSE level because it must have maths and English.
     
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    Can you apply to RM Officer without A-Levels?

    After my GCSE's I went on to qualify as an electrician so don't have A-Levels but a Level 3 Diploma instead. On the qualification fact sheet it say that the qual is worth 102 credits. I also have a Level 3 BTEC in Science.
     
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    As explained in the thread, you need to go onto the UCAS Calculator, input your level 3 + qualifications and you need to get 72 UCAS points.

    The credits refers to achieving different levels of qualification in the BTEC system, not the UCAS tariff. For example for a Diploma you need x credits, extended diploma y credits

    Ensure it is a Level 3 Diploma - not a Subsidiary Diploma or Certificate. To get the required points with a Level 3 Diploma you need to get atleast a DM grade
     
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    So do you need both A-levels and GCSE’s to become an officer? I have 10 GCSE’s A*- C but my A levels are shite haha nothing higher than a C in them... so does that mean I can’t apply? Or Can I apply based solely on my gcses?
     
  11. Ninja_Stoker

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    You need both A Levels & GCSEs.

    Use the calculator to see if your grades meet the ucas requirement.
     
  12. JWJ

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    If you had standalone A Levels, you need a minimum of DDD or if only done two, BC. (CDE is also 72 points)

    If you did A levels with the AS Level combined, you may have enough points even with just two grades (i.e CD,DE = 72)