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    Ok, before I start I need to say something, I spent most of my life studying country A (I don't want to reveal which country it is) in a school where the staff mainly had mainly British and American teachers. After I moved to country X I had to finish my O Levels I know O Levels originated in the UK but it was later lifted in the place of GCSE. My question is that if I do my O Levels, will my GCE for O levels be accepted in a sixth form college. I really want to move to the UK because I can't stand the people here in country X. Nobody can even speak proper English and I can't relate to anyone of them which means I can't make any friends
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    (Original post by Zain-Ul-Abdin)
    Ok, before I start I need to say something, I spent most of my life studying country A (I don't want to reveal which country it is) in a school where the staff mainly had mainly British and American teachers. After I moved to country X I had to finish my O Levels I know O Levels originated in the UK but it was later lifted in the place of GCSE. My question is that if I do my O Levels, will my GCE for O levels be accepted in a sixth form college. I really want to move to the UK because I can't stand the people here in country X. Nobody can even speak proper English and I can't relate to anyone of them which means I can't make any friends
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    Well that was pretty straightforward...care to explain more.
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    (Original post by Zain-Ul-Abdin)
    Well that was pretty straightforward...care to explain more.
    Nothing to explain really. Schools in the uk are familiar with the international GCSE and O levels offered by CIE and Edexcel and accept them as equivalents of uk GCSE. I assume you are applying to attend a fee paying uk school. They all will have had a lot of experience of selecting overseas candidates who have obtained a variety of qualifications.

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    Nothing to explain really. Schools in the uk are familiar with the international GCSE and O levels offered by CIE and Edexcel and accept them as equivalents of uk GCSE. I assume you are applying to attend a fee paying uk school. They all will have had a lot of experience of selecting overseas candidates who have obtained a variety of qualifications.

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    Well grading is done differently in O Levels and it's much harder to get an A compared to the GCSEs in the UK. So for example, if I get a B in my O Levels but that B is the equivalent to an A in the GCSE, how will the the college judge my grades? Also thank you for spending your time answering my question, I really really appreciate it
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    Well grading is done differently in O Levels and it's much harder to get an A compared to the GCSEs in the UK. So for example, if I get a B in my O Levels but that B is the equivalent to an A in the GCSE, how will the the college judge my grades? Also thank you for spending your time answering my question, I really really appreciate it
    I think they would judge a B at O level to be equivalent to a B at GCSE.
    CIE don't position their O levels as "like a GCSE only harder" and I think neither will many schools.
    As each sixth form decides its own admissions criteria, you would need to contact them individually to find out.

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