Students outside the student number control in 2013-14: Exemptions list (updated August 2013)
The Government has requested that HEFCE no longer places controls on the recruitment to higher education (HE) of students with very high grades prior to entry. From 2013-14 onward, this group of students is defined as those who achieved grades of ABB, or above, at A-level, or the equivalent of this, and is referred to as the ‘ABB+ population’.
This is the complete list of A-level grades and equivalences. Combinations of qualifications are not exempted from the student number control (for example, a student holding both a BTEC and an A-level).
We updated the list in August 2013 to reflect some minor amendments.