Accessing University depends on the grades pupils achieve in the AS / A Level exams which are held at the end of the two years of Sixth Form; Year 12 and Year 13. At this level the following grades represent a ‘pass’ in subjects: A, B, C, D and E.
Generally, in order to access Universities in the United Kingdom, pupils need to have passed at least two GCE subjects (depending on the college/university). However, in many cases in order to gain access to more prestigious universities, pupils are required to pass at least three subjects with a B or more.
In order to unify criteria, access to British universities is measured depending on the “UCAS POINTS CHART” obtained by each pupil. This chart assigns numeric values to the qualifications obtained in the AS/A2 exams.
On the other hand, access to Spanish universities requires achieving a numeric qualification on a scale of 0 to 14. The final grade obtained allows access to different universities according to each pupil’s access grade. In order for pupils who have studied in foreign educational centres using educational systems belonging to the European Union to access Spanish universities, they also must obtain a numeric grade. This can be achieved in two ways: access to university for pupils in the European Union or by sitting the ‘Selectividad’ exam.