|College||SAT Total||SAT Critical Reading||SAT Math|
|Harvard University||2070 - 2350||690 - 780||690 - 790|
|Stanford University||2010 - 2300||660 - 760||680 - 780|
|Yale University||2100 - 2370||700 - 800||700 - 780|
|Princeton University||2090 - 2360||690 - 790||700 - 790|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||2030 - 2320||650 - 760||720 - 800|
|Columbia University||2050 - 2320||680 - 770||680 - 780|
|Brown University||1990 - 2300||650 - 760||670 - 770|
|California Institute of Technology||2140 - 2340||690 - 770||770 - 800|
|University of Pennsylvania||2020 - 2290||660 - 750||690 - 780|
|Georgetown University||1965 - 2235||650 - 740||660 - 750|
|Cornell University||1935 - 2250||630 - 730||660 - 770|
|University of California-Berkeley||1800 - 2170||580 - 700||620 - 760|
|Washington University in St Louis||2085 - 2295||680 - 750||710 - 780|
|Rice University||1970 - 2270||640 - 750||680 - 780|
|Duke University||2000 - 2300||660 - 760||680 - 780|
Since 2006, all level 3 qualifications approved under Section 96 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 have been reported in the tables using Qualification and Curriculum Authority's (QCA) point scoring system.
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) sets out the levels at which qualifications can be recognised. Only qualifications that have been accredited by the regulatory authority are included in the NQF. Accredited level 3 qualifications are subsequently approved by the Secretary of State for use by 16 to 18 year olds. Qualifications approved for use include general, vocational and occupational categories.
QCA have assigned each qualification a level 3 threshold contribution figure expressed as a percentage as well as a point score. Using this scoring system two A levels (and equivalent) contribute 100% to the level 3 threshold (i.e. one A level is equal to 50% of the level 3 threshold).
For the purpose of calculating the average point score per entry, each qualification is also assigned a "size" relative to an A level. Where an A level has a size of one, an AS and a BTEC National Diploma have a size of 0.5 and 3 respectively.
The following table lists a few of the common level 3 qualifications and their point scores based on the QCA point score system as well as their size compared to an A level. Other approved qualifications at level 3 and their point scores can be found on the QCA website, www.ndaq.org.uk
|Grade||Size 1||Points||Grade||Size 1||Points||Grade||Size 1||Points|
|general/applied A level||general/applied AS||general/applied Double Award|
|BTEC National Award||BTEC National Certificate||BTEC National Diploma|
|Advanced Free Standing Maths||Level 3 Key Skill|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Passes (please note that no points are assigned to Post-16 students achieving IB certificates)|
The point scoring system developed by QCA is designed for use as a means of measuring institutional performance in the tables. It is not intended that it should replace national systems used for other purposes, such as the UCAS tariff used to decide student admission to higher education.
The average point score per student is calculated as the sum of the QCA points awarded to each 16 to 18 year old student, divided by the total number of 16 to 18 year old students at the end of study towards general and applied A/AS or equivalent level 3 qualifications. For example:
If student A achieves 2 general A levels at grade B, an applied A level at grade C and a general AS pass at grade D, they would score 780 points (240 + 240 + 210 + 90).
If student B achieves 1 applied Double Award at grade AB and an applied A level at grade B, and a Key Skill at level 3, they would score 813 points (510 + 240 + 63).
If student C attempts 1 general A level and receives a grade U but has passed the AS in the same subject with grade B, and achieves a distinction in a BTEC National Award, they would score 390 points (120 + 270).
Average point score per student
780 + 813 + 390 / 3 = 661 points
(The sum of each student's points) / (The total number of 16 to 18 year old students)
The average point score per examination entry is calculated as the sum of the points awarded to each 16 to 18 year old student, divided by the total number of qualification entries. For this calculation, a general or applied A level and a BTEC National Award is each equal to one entry, a general/applied A level Double Award or BTEC National Certificate is equal to two entries, a general or applied AS level is equal to 0.5 of an entry, a Key Skill at level 3 is equal to 0.3 of an entry. The table above lists some of the common qualifications and the qualification entries counted.
Where a student has attempted an A level and failed, but they have been awarded an AS in the same subject, the A level entry is still counted. So student C above would be treated as having 2 entries and not 1.5.
Using the above example:
Average point score per examination entry
780 + 813 + 390 / 3.5 + 3.3 + 2 = 225.3 points
(the sum of each student's points) / (the sum of each student's entries) = (rounded to one decimal place using normal rounding conventions)
Under each LSC heading, there are local average figures based on the results of all further education sector colleges and state schools in the area covered by the LSC. This is shown at the foot of each page just above the national average. The national average figures are based on the results of all schools and further education sector colleges. Where the LSC is made up of a number of LAs, the LA average is also shown at the top of that LA's data alongside the LA name. You may wish to compare the results of individual schools and colleges with the published local LSC, LA and national averages.