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    I did the full IB but I was required to sit for a French A level exam on the side as part of Singapore's mandatory mother tongue policy as I took an ab initio subject for IB. The problem is that I'm looking at the tariff tables and it seems that the UK A Levels has an A* grade whereas the highest attainable grade for the SG A levels is just an A. Does this mean that an E in my Singaporean A level converts to a D in the UK tariff tables. If so, would universities recognise this difference?
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    No, it doesn't mean that an E in your A-level translates to a D in the UK. It just means that Singaporean A-Levels don't award the A* grade.

    Most universities in the UK consider the Singaporean A-levels as a different qualification to the UK A-levels as far as I know, the standard offers for it may differ from the standard offers for UK A-levels. For the most part it will be roughly equivalent though, except that if they require an A*, they'll likely only require an A in the SG A-levels. However, for the grades A-E, it's usually directly equivalent, a if they need a B in the UK A-level, they'll need a B in the SG A-level, etc. You should be able to find the standard offers for SG A-levels on the uni websites, but I'm not sure how it'll work for you since you're doing the IB and one A-level on top of it.
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    Singaporean A levels are classed as a whole different qualification than British ones


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    (Original post by ksj.11)
    Singaporean A levels are classed as a whole different qualification than British ones


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    But they aren't differentiated on most university websites or even on the UCAS tariff tables.
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    But they aren't differentiated on most university websites or even on the UCAS tariff tables.
    They should be since NUS itself differentiates between the two. could you give an example of a uni


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