London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Its aim is to help students make informed choices that are right for them – guiding them, as well as their parents and advisers, through the higher education application process.

Applications through UCAS are conducted using the UCAS Tariff. This is a means of allocating points to compare post-16 qualifications used for entry to higher education. It was developed to help learners make sensible application choices and to provide information to universities and colleges about a wide range of qualifications.

LAMDA’s Level 3 recognised qualifications are included in the current UCAS Tariff. The table below shows how points are assigned by grade and by attainment level (Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D)).

LAMDA Grade 6

LAMDA Grade 7

LAMDA Grade 8

LAMDA PCertLAM

Points

GCE AS Level

GCE A Level

       

120

 

A

       

100

 

B

     

D

90

   
     

M

80

 

C

   

D

 

65

   
   

M

P

60

A

D

 

D

   

55

   
 

M

   

50

B

 
   

P

 

45

   

D

     

40

C

E

M

P

   

35

   
       

30

D

 
       

25

   

P

     

20

E

 

 

Some things to consider:

  1. Not all universities and colleges use the UCAS Tariff. Around half of all course entry requirements make reference to the Tariff.
  2. Use of the Tariff varies – some universities and colleges will list their entry requirements and make offers using only Tariff points; some will ask for specific qualifications and a set amount of Tariff points; and some will request Tariff points only from specific qualifications.
  3. Tariff points are allocated to the highest level of achievement. This means that you cannot gain points for a Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8 within the same subject.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are examination results with UCAS points communicated by LAMDA to UCAS?
UCAS collects results data form all awarding organisations annually once in the academic year based around the time that A Level results are issued. This is typically in the August of each academic year.

What happens if I have taken a LAMDA examination prior to the annual UCAS results data collection date?
LAMDA includes the results for all examinations in the annual UCAS results data collection from the start of the academic year. For example; a LAMDA examination taken in September the result will be collected by UCAS in next annual results data collection.

What if I need UCAS to know of my LAMDA examination UCAS points for examinations taken earlier than the annual data collection time?
This is not normally required by universities or UCAS as the university admissions processes timelines are based around the time that A Level results are issued. When this is required LAMDA will email the learners examination results to UCAS on request. To do so please email LAMDA with your request, you must provide LAMDA with the learner’s Unique Learner Number (ULN) at the time of making your request. Please note this service is not available between the months of May and August each year.

 

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