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Could I get into oxford or Cambridge without studying A level background??

Hello, Everyone. I'm not a student with an A-level background. I wanna study the English language and literature at Oxford or Cambridge.
could I get into Oxford or Cambridge without an A-level??? If anyone knows this reply to my questions.
Original post by Chandrika Barua
Hello, Everyone. I'm not a student with an A-level background. I wanna study the English language and literature at Oxford or Cambridge.
could I get into Oxford or Cambridge without an A-level??? If anyone knows this reply to my questions.
You’ll need to be studying something at that level - what qualifications do you have/are you studying at the moment?
They have very detailed information on their websites of acceptable A-level equivalents and international entry requirements so I suggest you have a look on there and if your qualification isn’t listed, maybe email them to ask.
Original post by Chandrika Barua
Hello, Everyone. I'm not a student with an A-level background. I wanna study the English language and literature at Oxford or Cambridge.
could I get into Oxford or Cambridge without an A-level??? If anyone knows this reply to my questions.

As above while you don't necessarily need to do A-levels you will need to do some kind of equivalent academic level 3 qualification (e.g. IB, A-levels, APs, Abitur, French Bacc, Access to HE course etc - they accept many international qualifications which you can look more on their websites). You can't enter just on the basis of GCSEs or equivalent though.
Original post by artful_lounger
As above while you don't necessarily need to do A-levels you will need to do some kind of equivalent academic level 3 qualification (e.g. IB, A-levels, APs, Abitur, French Bacc, Access to HE course etc - they accept many international qualifications which you can look more on their websites). You can't enter just on the basis of GCSEs or equivalent though.

I'm a Bangladeshi student. I'm a Bangla medium student which is our mother tongue.

In our country, there are two types of educational system. These are the O/A level and other one is NCTB which is based on SSC or 10th grade /HSC or 12th grade background. I'm an Hsc candidate for this year. I got a 4.39 CGPA on my SSC or 10th board exam. And I'm a student of science background also. And I'm studying my hsc or intermediate in science subject also. But I don't wanna complete my Hons or masters in science background. That's why I wanna study abroad, especially in the UK with arts subjects I love this subject English and I wanna complete my further studies in this subject. And I know that I have to take the IELTS exam to study in the UK. But I have just one question for you Without an A-Level student can I get into Oxford/Cambridge or other UK universities???Please give the answers?
Original post by Chandrika Barua
I'm a Bangladeshi student. I'm a Bangla medium student which is our mother tongue.
In our country, there are two types of educational system. These are the O/A level and other one is NCTB which is based on SSC or 10th grade /HSC or 12th grade background. I'm an Hsc candidate for this year. I got a 4.39 CGPA on my SSC or 10th board exam. And I'm a student of science background also. And I'm studying my hsc or intermediate in science subject also. But I don't wanna complete my Hons or masters in science background. That's why I wanna study abroad, especially in the UK with arts subjects I love this subject English and I wanna complete my further studies in this subject. And I know that I have to take the IELTS exam to study in the UK. But I have just one question for you Without an A-Level student can I get into Oxford/Cambridge or other UK universities???Please give the answers?

I’ve just checked the Oxford and Cambridge international entry requirement and it seems that HSC is not accepted.
https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford/for-international-students/international-qualifications

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/international-entry-requirements

Regarding other universities, I’ve checked Bristol and the same seems to apply: HSC is sufficient for their International Foundation Programme but not, on its own, for undergraduate entry without having completed the foundation programme.
https://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/international/documents/Bangladesh%20Country%20Guide%202024-25.pdf

I would assume a similar situation holds for most Russell Group-level universities but the best way to find out is to check on their websites - that’s all anyone who can give you a useful answer on here can do so it’s perfectly easy to find out for yourself.
Original post by Chandrika Barua
I'm a Bangladeshi student. I'm a Bangla medium student which is our mother tongue.

In our country, there are two types of educational system. These are the O/A level and other one is NCTB which is based on SSC or 10th grade /HSC or 12th grade background. I'm an Hsc candidate for this year. I got a 4.39 CGPA on my SSC or 10th board exam. And I'm a student of science background also. And I'm studying my hsc or intermediate in science subject also. But I don't wanna complete my Hons or masters in science background. That's why I wanna study abroad, especially in the UK with arts subjects I love this subject English and I wanna complete my further studies in this subject. And I know that I have to take the IELTS exam to study in the UK. But I have just one question for you Without an A-Level student can I get into Oxford/Cambridge or other UK universities???Please give the answers?

The above poster has checked for you - as I said, details of which international qualifications are accepted or not are published on uni webpages. This should be the first place to check.

If your qualification is not accepted then it's likely you will need to do an additional set of qualifications, for example an international foundation year, Access to HE course, or something like A-levels or IB, in order to meet the requirements.

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