Oxford International GCSEs
UK-comparable international qualifications
Our qualifications are recognised by leading universities worldwide. We work closely with Ministries of Education to ensure that equivalence to local qualifications is validated. Our International GCSEs and A-levels have been independently evaluated by UK NARIC, the agency responsible for providing information and advice on academic qualifications from all over the world, as being to the same standard as the British GCSEs and A-levels accredited by the UK examinations regulator, Ofqual.
Our qualifications help students progress to the next stage of their education. Schools and students can be confident that educational institutions around the world recognise OxfordAQA qualifications as being comparable to those taken in the UK. In addition, most European countries, along with Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada, are part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention which gives mutual recognition to qualifications for higher education progression.
What’s more, by adopting the British GCSE 9-1 grades, your students’ results will be reported in exactly the same way as students studying in the UK, and in line with top performing education systems around the world.
We’ve been talking to universities around the world about our qualifications. Below is a list of universities that have told us that they recognise our qualifications. As well as Oxford University, they include universities in the Ivy League in the USA, the Group of Eight in Australia, and the Russell Group in the UK. This is not an exhaustive list and most universities that have not contacted us directly do recognise our qualifications.
We maintain regular contact with local government ministries and university admissions organisations to ensure they have up to date information about our qualifications. In some countries, such as Egypt and Kuwait, formal ministry approval is required. OxfordAQA is approved in these countries and universities have been notified. Some countries, such as the UK, operate a centralized admissions service. We work closely with UCAS in the UK to provide detail of our qualifications and our Global QIPs are published here. We also liaise with organisations such as the Inter Board Committee of Chairman in Pakistan and the Association of Indian Universities to determine equivalence to their country’s own qualifications systems.