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What is the difference between pearson edexcel as and a level and pearson edexcel international advanced level
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In general.... IAL can be taken in January or Summer, there is a limited number of subjects, there are no practical/coursework for sciences etc, the qualifications are modular allowing units to be sat at different times to complete the qualification, AS results count towards the final grade. The content is more or less the same as old uk GCE. They cannot be taken in the uk.
UK GCE can only be taken in the summer. They have been reformed in some subjects, e.g. Sciences, so the content is different, they are linear with all exams at the end of study. AS exams are optional and the results don't count towards the A level grade. Some subjects have not yet changed and are still modular e.g. Maths, but will do so over the next two years. some have practical assessment or coursework elements.


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if they are equally recognized, it means that IAL is more advantageous?
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if they are equally recognized, it means that IAL is more advantageous?
No, it means that they are aimed at a different set of people.
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can you be more specific?
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can you be more specific?
Please use the quote reply button.

I mean that the international ones cannot be sat by anyone in the UK, so no one here has a choice about which ones to take. The international ones cater for a different market and are sat in countries where the UK exams aren't available. It's not a question of prestige.
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[QUOTE=Carnationlilyrose;59940627

I mean that the international ones cannot be sat by anyone in the UK, so no one here has a choice about which ones to take. The international ones cater for a different market and are sat in countries where the UK exams aren't available. It's not a question of prestige.[/QUOTE]

I am still confused. It seem that it's easier to take IAL exams than new GCE A level, and after that the students come for application for the same places...
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I am still confused. It seem that it's easier to take IAL exams than new GCE A level, and after that the students come for application for the same places...
I'm afraid I don't know what you are confused about. You can't take the IAL exams if you are in the UK. It's not a question of choice. The qualifications are judged to be of the same value - the exam boards have to ensure that - so it makes no difference how the grades were obtained.
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