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    Hey.

    I live in EU and do not understand some things about GCE. I understood that level A is harder than level B and O. Is that right? What about level AS?
    Moreover, I looked through the timetable for 2018 of GCE exams. And there I saw that, for example, biology has several different titles (units, I think so). Do I need to sit every unit of a particular subject to get a certification of subjects I need? Can someone explain me the whole mechanism of how GCE is held and how to know what Universities (you are applying to) require?
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    (Original post by DariJa)
    Hey.

    I live in EU and do not understand some things about GCE. I understood that level A is harder than level B and O. Is that right? What about level AS?
    Moreover, I looked through the timetable for 2018 of GCE exams. And there I saw that, for example, biology has several different titles (units, I think so). Do I need to sit every unit of a particular subject to get a certification of subjects I need? Can someone explain me the whole mechanism of how GCE is held and how to know what Universities (you are applying to) require?
    Thank you.
    You can find out university entry requirements from their web sites. It varies enormously depending on the university you choose and the subject you want to study.

    UK universities accept many international candidates who apply with their own national qualifications. There is no need for GCE in most cases. If their web sites don't identify you local qualifications you can email them for advice.

    GCSE and IGCSE are qualifications achieved at age 16 approximately. Most universities specify a GCSE pass in English and in Maths. GCE or A level are the main qualifications achieved at age 18 and are the key results that universities look at. O levels have not existed in the UK for many years and I've never heard of B levels.

    IN THE PAST, A levels were modular qualifications where unit exams could be taken at different times and when enough units were complete the results could be combined to certfiy a qualification. AS was half an A level. A levels are undergoing a period of change in the UK and at least in England most are no longer modular and just rely on exams at the end of the course.

    International A levels taken outside of UK are unaffected by these changes. An AS is still the first half of A level and exams for Edexcel are still modular. What you need to learn and what examinations you will take are explained in subject specifications on the examiner web sites. If you do plan to take international A levels then you need to look on the CIE and Edexcel web sites for more information.
 
 
 
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