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Qualifications Recognised by UCL for the Purpose of Satisfying the Undergraduate English Language Proficiency Requirement

contact: Bella Malins, Director of Access and Admissions, Student and Registry Services

Information

GCSE English Language
Standard level: Pass at grade C. Good level: Pass at grade C. Advanced level: Pass at grade B.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic
Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests. Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests. Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests

Pearson Test of English
UCL Standard level: 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each communicative skills component
UCL Good level: 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each communicative skills component
UCL Advanced level: 75 overall, with a minimum of 62 in each communicative skills component

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Standard level: Pass at grade C.
Good level: Pass at grade B.
Advanced level: Pass at grade B.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
Standard level: Pass at grade B.
Good level: Pass at grade A.
Advanced level: Not acceptable.

Cambridge English Language 1119
Standard level: Pass at grade 6.
Good level: Pass at grade 6.
Advanced level: Pass at grade 4.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language Standard level: Pass at grade C.
Good level: Pass at grade C.
Advanced level: Pass at grade B.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language, Syllabus 0510
Standard level: Pass at grade C.
Good level: Pass at grade C.
Advanced level: Pass at grade B.

Pitman Examination in International ESOL
Standard level: Pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken (ISESOL) test.
Good level: Pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken (ISESOL) test.
Advanced level: Not acceptable.

UCL Language Centre: Pre-Sessional English Language Courses
Standard level: Mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests.
Good level: Mark of 70%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests.
Advanced level: Mark of 75%, with at least 70% in each of the subtests.

UCL Centre for Languages and International Education - Diploma in English for Academic Purposes with Academic Research Skills
Standard level: Overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four subtests. Good level: Overall mark of 70% with at least 60% in each of the four subtests. Advanced level: Overall mark of 75% with at least 70% in each of the four subtests.

Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme) 
Standard level: Pass at grade 3.
Good level: Pass at grade 3.
Advanced level: Pass at grade 4.

Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
Standard level: Pass at grade 6.
Good level: Pass at grade 6.
Advanced level: Pass at grade 4.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Standard level: For native or near-native speakers: IB Language A1 at either higher or standard level - grade 4; IB Language A2 at either higher or standard level - grade 4. For non-native speakers: IB Language B at higher level - grade 4; IB Language B at standard level - grade 6.
Good level: Same as standard level Advanced level: For native or near-native speakers: IB Language A1 at either higher or standard level - grade 5; IB Language A2 at either higher or standard level - grade 5. (ii) For non-native speakers: IB Language B at higher level - grade 5; IB Language B at standard level - grade 7.

European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
Austria All levels: In the Matura/Reifeprufung, 2 (gut) in English when both written and oral examinations have been taken.

Belgium All levels: In the Diploma van Secundair or the Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur, the equivalent of 8/80%/grote onderscheiding/avec grande distinction in English.

Denmark All levels: In the Studentereksamen, 10 in English.

European Baccalaureate All levels: 8 in English as either an Obligatory Subject (Language I or II) or as a Full Option (Language III or IV).

Finland All levels: In the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen matriculation examination, 5 (magna cum laude approbatur) in English.

France All levels: In the Baccalaureat General, 13 (assez bien) in English, where the co-efficient applied to the subject is greater than 1.

Germany All levels: In the Abitur, 12 (gut) in English when taken as an achievement/main/intensive course.

Iceland All levels: In the Studentsprof matriculation examination, 8 in English when taken as a compulsory modern language.

Luxembourg All levels: In the Examen de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires, 45 (bien) in English.

The Netherlands All levels: In the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) diploma, 7 (ruim voldoende) in English.

Norway All levels: In the Vitnemal - videregaende opplaering, 5 in English.

Sweden All levels: In the Avgangsbetyg, VG (val godkant) in English.

Switzerland All levels: In the Maturitatzeugnis/Certificat de Maturite/Attestato de Maturita federal maturity certificate or the federally-recognised cantonal maturity certificate, 5 (gut/bien/bene) in English.

SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION

GCSE English Language: Contact relevant examination boards.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic

IELTS Subject Manager
University of Cambridge
ESOL Examinations
1 Hills Road
Cambridge CB1 2EU
Tel: +44 (0)1223 553355
Fax: +44 (0)1223 460278
Website: www.cambridgeesol.org
The British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester M1 6BB
Tel: +44 (0)161 957 7755
Fax: +44 (0)161 957 7762
E-mail: general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org Website: www.britishcouncil.org

Information on how to take IELTS including a list of test centres across the world are available on the website: www.ielts.org

Pearson Test of English
Register on-line at: http://pearsonpte.com/PTEACADEMIC/Pages/home.aspx Email: pltsupport@pearson.com Telephone: +44 845 543 0243

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 1 Hills Road Cambridge, CB1 2EU Tel: +44 (0)1223 553355 Fax: +44 (0)1223 460278 Website: www.cambridgeesol.org

Cambridge English Language 1119 (only available in Malaysia) Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language, syllabus 0510 University of Cambridge International Examinations 1 Hills Road Cambridge, CB1 2EU Tel: +44 (0)1223 553554 Fax: +44 (0)1223 553558 Website: www.cie.org.uk

Pitman Qualifications Examination in English for Speakers of Other Languages

Students based in UK:

City and Guilds Pitman Qualifications 1 Giltspur Street London EC1A 9DD Tel: 020 7294 2800 Fax: 020 7294 2400 E-mail: learnersupport@cityandguilds.com Website: www.pitmanqualifications.com

Students based outside UK:

International Customer Service Administrator Pitman Qualifications 1 Giltspur Street London , EC1A 9DD Tel: +44 (0)20 7294 2885 Fax: +44 (0)20 7294 2413 E-mail: intcg@cityandguilds.com Website: www.pitmanqualifications.com

UCL Centre for Languages and International Education, Pre-sessional English Language Courses and Diploma in English for Academic Purposes with Academic Research Skills UCL Centre for Languages and International Education 26 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AP Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 5454 Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 8667 Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clie

Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme) Hong Kong Examinations Authority 12/F Southern Centre 130 Hennessy Road Wan Chai Hong Kong Tel: +852 3628 8860 Fax: +852 3628 8928 E-mail: ce@hkeaa.edu.hk Website: www.hkea.edu.hk

Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122) Examinations Syndicate Malaysian Ministry of Education Jalan Duta 50604 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tel: +60 3 77237070 Website: www.moe.gov.my

International Baccalaureate (IB) International Baccalaureate Organisation Route des Morillons 15 1218 Grand-Saconnex Geneva Switzerland Tel: +41 22 791 7740 Fax: +41 22 791 0277 E-mail: ibhq@ibo.org Website: www.ibo.org

November 2014