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Cambridge O Level is the national school-leaving examination in several countries, including Singapore, Brunei and Mauritius (where it is taken as a 'group' examination – the Cambridge School Certificate). It is also widely taken in anglophone African countries and in Pakistan. Cambridge O Levels are normally taken in seven to nine subjects across the curriculum after 11 years of education. The courses usually require 150 hours of teaching.
Cambridge O Level grading is on a six-point scale (A*–E). Leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge International AS and A Levels, but some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept learners with five Cambridge O Levels at grade C or above.
Grade C in Cambridge O Level English Language satisfies the English proficiency requirements of many universities in the UK and other anglophone countries.
Cambridge O Level recognition
If you would like specific information on which institutions accept Cambridge O Levels, please use our Recognition Search.
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