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About A-Levels

A levels are one of the Internationally recognised gold standard examination routes to university.

The  UK’s departure from the EU has no impact on the value and accessibility of A-levels. There has been no change in the way universities around the world view A-levels. The reason why is that the recognition of academic qualifications is overseen by the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which comprises 49 members (non-EU too). The UK’s participation in the EHEA has not changed, and academic qualifications continue to be recognised in the same way as always. 

A-levels continue to be recognised around the world as the ‘gold-standard’ of UK education. For example students use AS & A Levels to gain places at leading universities worldwide including the UK, Ireland, USA, Italy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. In countries such as the United States and Canada, good grades in carefully chosen A Level subjects can result in up to one year of university course credit. 

In recent years New School Rome students have gone on to excellent universities in Canada, Holland, USA (MiT, University of Michigan) Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore with no problems in the recognition of A-levels. Year 12 and 13 students use Unifrog to help research and prepare for university application. The site is international in outlook.   The school uses two examining boards for its A-levels: Cambridge and Pearson/Edexcel. Here you can find a factsheet on A-levels published by Cambridge: Cambridge International AS & A Level A guide for universities  This is an Italian version: AL Uni Guide Italian 2018 GK.ind

A-Level FactsheeT

Italian Uni Guide

If you want to check whether or not A-levels are accepted in a particular country you can use the Cambridge ‘recognition’ database here: 

Pearson/Edexcel have published a list of universities worldwide that recognise Pearson’s qualification (not exhaustive).

List Of Universities

The company has also detailed why they think A-levels are the best qualification here: 

Why Are A-Levels The Best?

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