Typical A level Offers and their Equivalents

Typical A level offers and their equivalents are compared below. Very useful for any recruiters looking to take on international candidates. Also see: The UCAS Tariff and UK University League Table

UK Aggregate Grade Equivalency

UK aggregate grade equivalent Notes
A*A*A* A*A*A A*AA AAA AAB ABB BBB BBC -
UCAS points (A Levels) 420 400 380 360 340 320 300 280 -
International Baccalaureate (IB) 43 41 39 38 36 34 33 32 Please note that the maximum grade 45 is equivalent to 720 ucas points for the IBDC
European Baccalaureate (EB) 80+ 79 70+ 69 60+ -
Access Diploma 75 75 75 70 65 -

UK Grade Equivalency

UK grade equivalent Notes
Country Qualification A* A B C D
Germany Abitur 14-15 12-13 9-11 6-8 5
Germany Abitur 1 1.7 or less 2.7 or less 3.7 or less 4
Scotland Highers A A B C D Roughly equivalent to UK AS-level
Scotland Highers 85% and above 70%-84% 60%-69% 50%-59% 45%-49%
Scotland Highers A1 A2 B4-B3 C6-C5 D7 (bands)
Scotland Advanced Highers A A B C D Roughly equivalent to UK A-level, but worth more UCAS points
Scotland Advanced Highers 85% and above 70%-84% 60%-69% 50%-59% 45%-49%
Scotland Advanced Highers A1 A2 B4-B3 C6-C5 D7 (bands)
Italy Maturità 100 60
Finland Ylioppilastutkinto 7 6 5 4 3 2 or A also counts as a pass
Finland Ylioppilastutkinto L E M C B
Sweden Studentexamen 7 6 5 4 3 2 or A also counts as a pass
Sweden Studentexamen L E M C B
Ireland Leaving Certificate A1 - A2 B1 - B2 B3 - C1 C2 - C3 D1 - D3 An Irish Leaving Certificate is roughly equal to two thirds of an A Level
Ireland Leaving Certificate 90%+ - 85%+ 80%+ - 75%+ 70%+ - 65%+ 60%+ - 55%+ 40%+ (percentage)
Ireland Higher Leaving Certificate 100 - 90 85 - 80 75 - 70 65 - 60 55 - 45 (points - higher)
Ireland Ordinary Leaving Certificate 60 - 50 45 - 40 35 - 30 25 - 20 15 - 5 (points - ordinary)
France Baccalauréat 16 14 - 15.99 12 - 13.99 (out of 20)
France Baccalauréat mention très bien (highest honours) mention bien (high honours) mention assez bien (honours)

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