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Is the rigour of a country's academic system (be it in marking system or syllabus) watch

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    taken into account when an international applies?


    Coming from the Singapore A-Levels system where getting an A is not so easy.
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    (Original post by Valour)
    taken into account when an international applies?


    Coming from the Singapore A-Levels system where getting an A is not so easy.
    Hmm, probably only if the university gets enough applications from that country to have an idea of what the school system there is like and what to expect from applicants. Otherwise, how would they know?
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    University admissions are largely ignorant of overseas qualifications...
    True. They probably have a general sense of the qualifications they deal with most frequently, but I doubt it'll go much further than that. But then again, it wouldn't really be reasonable to expect them to have an in-depth knowledge of hundreds of different qualifications, would it?:dontknow:
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    If you want to be treated as if you are British, you might want to take the English qualifications overseas through Edexcel or CIE.

    Given only 3.7% of candidates got grade A in Hong Kong, it might be the only way to get into decent British unis for the majority of Hong Kong students.
 
 
 

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