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Alternative English language requirements

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In addition to IELTS we also accept the following qualifications for study at degree level or above as proof of English language capability.

Students who hold the following qualifications at the right level will not need to submit an IELTS test score.

If your qualification isn’t listed, please contact admissions@gold.ac.uk.

Please note that we do not currently accept the TOEFL test. 

Qualification Result*
A-level in English from a UK awarding body Grade C
Bellerbys Foundation Programme 65% overall
Cambridge Advanced English Grade C
Cambridge Proficiency English Grade C
CATS College Please contact our Admissions team
GCSE/O-level in English from a UK awarding body Grade C/Grade 4
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessments Authority Grade 4
Indian Standard X/Indian Standard XII 75% in both exams
International Baccalaureate (taught in English) Successful completion at 28+ points
International Baccalaureate with English as a subject At Higher Level 4
International Baccalaureate English Language A: Literature/International Baccalaureate English Language A: Language & Literature At Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5
International Baccalaureate English Language B At Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 6
INTO University Foundation Programme** If you started your INTO programme with an IELTS of 5.0 overall with 5.0 in all skills and achieve at least 60% in the INTO programme, our English language requirement may be waived
INTO University Graduate Diploma If you started your INTO programme with an IELTS of 5.0 overall with 5.0 in all skills and achieve at least 60% in the INTO programme, our English language requirement may be waived
Kaplan University Foundation Certificate** Please contact our Admissions team
Kaplan Pre-Masters Programme Grade B or 65% overall
Malaysian 1119 English module Grade B
Norwegian Vitnemal in English Grade 4
OnCampus (CEG) Undergraduate Foundation Programme Please contact our Admissions team
PTE Academic 62 overall, no less than 60 in any component
Singapore Integrated Programme (IP) in Language Arts Grade C
Singapore O/A Level Grade C
USA 3 Advanced Placements Grades 333

*Results listed above are equivalent to IELTS 6.5; please contact our Admissions team for additional equivalencies and further details. English language qualifications should be less than two years old at the time you will start your studies with us.

** The English component score can be accepted as proof of English

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