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Difference Between A-LEVEL & International A-level

Difference Between A-LEVEL & International A-level

The A-LEVEL is taught in the UK while the International A-level (IAL) is taught mainly world-wide and have a large number of exam centres across the world. The IAL is regulated by the awarding organisations such as Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge International while the A-LEVEL is regulated by Ofqual. British universities and leading universities across the world treat the A-LEVELs and IALs as exact equivalents in admission processes.

As indicated in the below snippet from the benchmarking report issued 2017 by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC), the IAL qualification by Pearson-Edexcel is comparable to A-LEVEL and both qualifications are represented at UK's Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) the same as Levels 3.


Also, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities consider the IAL to be in line with the A-level as shown in the below snippet which can reach by clicking here.

Key Differences Between A-level and International A-level