A level grades and equivalents for the Aston Excellence Scholarship 2012 / 2013

UK and EU undergraduate students starting degree courses in 2012 or 2013 holding at least one of the following qualification/grade combinations will be eligible to be considered for an Aston Excellence Scholarship.

Aston University is not able to consider other alternative qualifications or perceived grades for consideration for an Aston Excellence Scholarship. 

UK and EU Students who enrol at Aston in 2012 or 2013 who do not achieve these grades below may still be eligible for our income based Aston scholarships (subject to household income assessment by Student Finance England), heavily subsidised placement year fee (£1,000 with further fee discounts for many students) and free additional modern languages tuition via the Aston Languages for All Programme. 

Not all degree programmes at Aston require AAB+ at A level but if you exceed the conditional offer (for example achieve AAB when the conditional offer is BBB) you would still qualify for the Aston Excellence Scholarship on enrolment at Aston University.

A Levels

Best three A-levels (including VCE advanced) or best three Scottish Advanced Highers), grades are either:
  • A*, A*, A*
  • A*, A*, A
  • A*, A, A
  • A*, A*, B
  • A, A, A
  • A*, A, B
  • A*,A* C
  • A, A, B
  • A*, A*, D
  • A*, A, C
  • A*, B, B
A Double Award A-level counts as two single awards at the grade awarded.


A BTEC National Diploma with a grade of:
  • Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*
  • Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction
  • Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction
  • Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

CACHE Level 3 diploma in Child Care and Education

Grade A

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate with 35 points or more.

Irish Leaving Certificates

Best four Irish Leaving Certificates, grades are either:
-    A1, A1, A1, A1
-    A1, A1, A1, B1
-    A1, A1, A1, A2

NPTC Level 3 Land Based Extended Diploma


OCR National Extended Diploma

Grade D1

Progression Diploma.

Grade A*

Scottish Highers

Best five Scottish Highers, grades are either:

  • A, A, A, A, A
  • A, A, A, A, B
  • A, A, A, B, B
  • A, A, A, A, C
  • A, B, B, B, B
  • A, A, B, B, C
  • A, A, B, B, B
  • A, A, A, A, D
  • A, A, A, B, C
  • A, A, A, C, C
  • A, A, A, B, D

Students who already have an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree

  • a postgraduate research degree
  • a postgraduate taught degree
  • a first degree.

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