UCAS Points - Officer entry

#1
Hello all, I was wondering whether anyone knew when the 180 UCAS points 'cut-off' came into effect for Officer entry. It can't have been around for +5 years can it? Anyone know when it changed and from what?

I have tried to look for this info, but can't find it anywhere, so sorry if previously asked/posted...

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Ninja_Stoker

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#3
It used to be 140 UCAS points and changed to 180 UCAS points on 12th Feb 2008 in Recruiting Instruction 06/08, implemented for all Officer applications received after Friday 29th February 2008.
 

exJenny

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#8
A less vague answer...

Ho-hum...

For Officer selection, as well as 5 GCSE's A-C(including Maths & English)
the minimum standard for UCAS points is 180 UCAS points, subject to certain constraints.

The revised minimum standard for non-graduate Officer entry to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines is 180 UCAS points for all candidates from Fri 29 February 2008, subject to the constraints that:

1. the total must include at least two non-overlapping subject areas;
2. each subject must be allocated at least 45 UCAS points;
3. If unsure of overlapping subject areas AIB should be contacted.

The minimum for each subject has increased from 40 to 45 UCAS points so the following will no longer acceptable:

1. A-Level Grade E;
2. AS-level Grade C;
3. Scottish Higher Grade D;
4. Scottish Intermediate any grade.

The full UCAS points tariff, showing equivalent qualifications, is available at UCAS.com

You cannot add AS & A level UCAS points in the same subject & the subjects must include at least two non-overlapping subjects scoring over 45.

The grades that count are:

A Level/Advanced Highers: A=120, B=100, C=80, D=60
AS Levels: A=60, B=50
Scottish Highers: A=72, B=60, C=48

BTECs Certificates are only valid at level 3 (Distinction, Merit grade pass or better).

BTEC Diploma (Merit, Merit, Merit)

All BTECs, HNDs must be verified by the Admiralty Interview Board as accepted non-overlapping subjects of sufficient academic content.

Some courses do not have sufficient academic content & are therefore not accepted.

....To cut a long story short, in answer to the initial query & as stated by Drakey earlier, those failing to meet the minimum acceptable academic threshold are most likely not going to join as an Officer.
He still forgot the time though.
 
#14
Was it 2359 on the 29th Feb or 0001 on the 1st Mar? We know their Admiraltynesses don't acknowledge 'midnight' as existing, so we need the truth.




(PS: It may be an exaggeration to say we actually need the truth or even a blatant lie)
 

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