15 December 2008
The UCAS Board has awarded a tariff value for Cambridge Pre-U. The tariff is used by universities in making offers to applicants, and is a way of comparing different qualifications using a common scale.
The Board has recommended that Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects will be awarded 145 points for a Distinction 2 grade (which is putatively aligned to A* at A Level), 130 for Distinction 3 (benchmarked to the standard required for an A grade at A Level) and 46 points for a Pass 3 (benchmarked to the border between E and U at A Level).
The tariff for the Cambridge Pre-U GPR component is 140 points for Distinction 2, 126 points at Distinction 3, and 42 points at Pass 3.
Dr Kevin Stannard, CIE Director, International Curriculum Development, said: ‘The tariff is a very pleasing reflection of the university sector view that Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects - in terms of their content and structure - represent an excellent preparation for undergraduate study.'
‘A Cambridge Pre-U Diploma candidate who achieves Distinction 2 passes in three Principal Subjects plus GPR will receive a total of 575 UCAS points, an excellent result.'