A-Level/British-Patterned System Students

A-Level/British-Patterned System Students

You are considered an A-Level/British-patterned system student for admission purposes if you:

  • are currently preparing to write A- or AS-Level examinations; or you
  • completed A-Level and/or AS-Level examinations within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your secondary school studies

Admission Requirements: General

We are looking for academically strong and well-rounded students with academic requirements as follows:

  • Five GCSE results plus three A Level results with no mark below a “C”.

We require all British Curriculum students to present English Language or Literature at either the GSCE or A level and recommend Further Math for business, sciences, mathematics, psychology and economics programs.

Students who complete three A-Level exams with no grade lower than C are eligible to receive 30 advanced standing credits, equivalent to one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements: Program-Specific

Consult the information below to determine specific courses required by individual programs:

Degree Program Division:

WILLIAMS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • Course Requirements: A-Level or AS-Level Mathematics

HUMANITIES

  • Course Requirements: None specified

SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Course Requirements: None specified

NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

  • Course Requirements: A-Level or AS-Level Mathematics, One A-Level or AS-Level Science, and One additional Science subject (A, AS, or GSCE-Level)

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION – elementary and secondary

  • Course Requirements: None specified

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION – math or science as a teachable

  • Course Requirements: A-Level or AS-Level Mathematics, One A-Level or AS-Level Science, and One additional Science subject (A, AS, or GSCE-Level)

A-Level Exams and Transfer Credit

Students can receive advanced standing credit at Bishop’s University for many A-Level exams completed with a score of C or better.  View the current A-Level Transfer Chart for details.

Students who complete three A-Level exams with no grade lower than C are eligible to receive 30 advanced standing credits, equivalent to one year of full-time study.

AS-Level exams are not eligible for advanced standing credit.

Required Supporting Documents: All Applicants

  • Proof of English proficiency. All applicants must submit proof of English proficiency.  Consult the English Language Proficiency Requirements document to determine what, if any, supplementary documents you must provide.
  • Copy of score reports from all GCSE, AS, and A-Level exams already completed, as well as predicted AS or A-Level results.
  • While not required, information such as teacher recommendations or personal statement may assist us when reviewing your application. Please note that we do not require British Curriculum students to supply SAT or ACT scores.
  • Copy of personal identification document(s). Consult the Personal Identification Documents page to determine what document(s) you must provide.

Additional Supporting Documents: Program-Specific

Applicants to Programs in the Department of Music:

  • Audition
  • Letter of musical background

Details on both of the above are found in the Music Admissions Information Sheet.