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Would coming from the Singapore A-Levels system mean a lower offer from UK unis? watch

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    don't think so... I have A's tomorrow... GG Biology
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    I doubt it.
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    Probably not. I've heard of seniors (when I went to school in Singapore) getting AAAA offers, and in the earlier days AAAA + 1D in S paper offers, while Britons got AAAs.
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    If (lets hope it does not happen though) I dont get AAA / AAB, do u think it is a good idea to take UK A Levels after that ?
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    Contact the individual universities and ask them. Only they will be able to tell you. I've heard of those doing HK A-Levels receiving slightly lower offers (at most one grade lower), though I'm sure it will also depend greatly on your reference and personal statement.
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    Depends on whether the university allows retakes for their courses! But if they do, sure why not? There is likely to be quite a fair bit of overlap between the two papers but you need to study for kidneys, lungs, organs if you're taking the current H2 syllabus... If I'm not wrong viral and bacterial genetics and genetic expression is out too
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    (Original post by Valour)
    If (lets hope it does not happen though) I dont get AAA / AAB, do u think it is a good idea to take UK A Levels after that ?
    No, that would be a waste of two years. You should retake your own A levels or apply to a university with lower entry requirements.
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    Nah, I think if that ever happens I would most likely take a foundation program at St andrews, Warwick, Durham etc. or take uk a levels in my own country? Sg a levels is much much harder than uk a levels, at least in the grading system
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    (Original post by Valour)
    Nah, I think if that ever happens I would most likely take a foundation program at St andrews, Warwick, Durham etc. or take uk a levels in my own country? Sg a levels is much much harder than uk a levels, at least in the grading system
    This isn't entirely on topic, I suppose, but why do you think they're so much harder?
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    Singapore has one of the most rigorous academic systems in the world(although HK's is more difficult).
    Unlike UK which has grade inflation, the grading system in Singapore's A Levels is much much stricter. I don't have much solid evidences to give you but here are some:

    http://www.asiaone.com/News/Educatio...611-70216.html
    http://towardsuni.is-there.net/conve...w-differences/
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=349397
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    This isn't entirely on topic, I suppose, but why do you think they're so much harder?
    Even in the UK, there tends to be acceptance that HK and SG A-Levels are harder than current UK A-Levels.
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    Even in the UK, there tends to be acceptance that HK and SG A-Levels are harder than current UK A-Levels.
    Sorry, I don't actually know much about UK A-levels either because I never sat them - it was an entirely innocent question, because I just always assumed A-levels were standardised across countries.:dontknow:
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Sorry, I don't actually know much about UK A-levels either because I never sat them - it was an entirely innocent question, because I just always assumed A-levels were standardised across countries.:dontknow:
    It's okay :woo:

    Anyone else?
 
 
 
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