Examinations & Grading
IGCSE, AS and A Level examinations are usually taken after Grade 10 , 11 and 12 and are based on guided learning outcomes . Levels are highly specialized and a student will normally take four subjects although the minimum requirements for many Indian universities are 5 subjects. There are five passing grades (A – E). Minimum requirements for India are at least four pass grades. But typical international university entrance requirements are closer to three passes at grade C for academic courses in established universities. Very popular courses will often require higher grades. For example, medical schools in the UK often require grades of AAB and the highly selective universities like Cambridge university and Oxford university ask for at least AAB.
Good A Level grades can also be a key to admission for all the world’s major universities. University course credit and advanced standing is often available in countries such as the USA and Canada, where entrance to university takes place after 12 years of education. Good grades in carefully chosen A Level subjects can result in up to one full year of credit.
An ‘A/AS Level Recognition Handbook’ can be downloaded from the CIE website at www.cie.org.uk. It provides the most up-to-date information on universities that recognise.
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