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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

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Internet based version

Standard level: Score of 92, plus 24/30 in the reading and writing subtests and 23/30 in the listening and speaking subtests.
Good level: Score of 100, plus 24/30 in the reading and writing subtests and 23/30 in the listening and speaking subtests.
Advanced level: Score of 109, plus 24/30 in the reading and writing subtests and 23/30 in the listening and speaking 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

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE) TOEFL Services PO Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA Tel: +1 609 771 7100 - (Between 8.00am and 8.00pm Eastern/New York time) Tel: +1 877 863 3546 - (Between 8.00am and 8.00pm Eastern/New York time) Fax : +1 609 771 8972 Website: www.toefl.org

Students must obtain a TOEFL Information and Registration Bulletin relevant for the area in which they reside. Bulletins can be requested from the above address, consulted in educational institutions or viewed on the web. UCL's 4-digit institution code (DI code) is 9163.

And then the following under the Sources of further information (again after the TOEFL section)

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

August 2013