Are you taking the A Levels soon and you are still unsure about what ‘rank points’ mean? Knowing how rank points are calculated can help you plan your study goals, understand how much more you need to improve, and work towards getting grades that qualify you for your desired university courses.
Below, we provide a quick guide on how to calculate your A Level rank points. But do note: The rank points calculation will be changing from 2026 onwards (affecting those who enter JC 1 in 2024) – mainly, to exclude H1 Project Work, and include the 4th content-based subject only if it improves the overall RP.
What are A Level rank points used for?
Rank points (RP) is an aggregated score for the A Level exams that takes into account the grades of all your subjects. It provides a gauge of your overall performance in the A Levels. Rank points are usually used when applying for universities to see if you qualify for the university course. In addition to RP, certain courses may also have specific requirements for certain subjects (for example, our earlier post highlights some requirements for medical school).