The UK education system is structured so that students take two main sets of subject examinations prior to entry into university. The first set is called 普通中等教育证书 or I普通中等教育证书, which is studied over a 2 year period, 和 the second is called 一个水平.
International students wishing to enter into the top UK universities can undertake 一个水平 (either the 2 year or 18 month 课程). If students have missed the grades for entry into their chosen 课程, a retake can be taken in the subject of choice subject to visa regulations for international students.
Some students may wish to study the University Foundation Programme (UFP). This intensive one year 课程 is equivalent to 一个水平 和 the International Baccalaureate (IB). The 课程 is suitable for students who already know which university 课程 they wish to pursue.
Benefits of the UK Education System
- Highest international student experience satisfaction – the UK has the highest ratings for English-speaking countries, with over 90 per cent of students happy with their experience.
- Most esteemed higher education system – The UK higher education is among the best in the world 和 consistently performs well in world rankings. In the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018, UK universities have 3 in the top 10 (with University of Oxford 和 University of Cambridge being the top 2 universities in the world).
- Global reputation – the UK’s education system is well known 和 respected across the world for its high quality 和 strict st和ards, resulting in the best teaching, resources, 和 support available.
- Wide range of opportunities – the UK offers a wide variety of 课程s with huge choice 和 flexibility, allowing international students to pursue their academic ambitions with realistic options. 我们的 UFP 课程 is just one example of alternative educational pathways the UK has to offer.
*Above information is from http://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/options/why