How do my iGCSE and (UK) A-Level Exam Grades compare with IB/AP classes?
I'm a junior, currently studying at an international school. Due to the British curriculum, I have no such GPA, and I don't study AP/IB classes, so how do I know if my grades are even remotely suitable for applying to the top colleges? Aside from my SAT (+ subject) scores, is there any way for me to compare A-Levels/iGCSE's with AP, or get an idea of what my GPA would be?
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This question can be a bit tricky since there isn't really a direct conversion for GPA out there (at least that I could find). Below you can find a conversion which is followed by the CIE but keep in mind that many schools that you are applying to might convert your GPA internally and they may not follow this conversion chart.
GRADE ------ GPA
A* ------ 4.0
A ------ 4.0
B* ------ 3.7
B ------ 3.6
C* ------ 3.2
C ------ 3.0
D* ------ 2.6
D ------ 2.4
E* ------ 2.2
E ------ 2.0
F ------ 1.6 for IGSCE or 0 for A-Level
G ------ 1.4 for IGSCE or 0 for A-Level
U ------ 0
In terms of A-Levels/iGCSE's and AP classes there, unfortunately, isn't really a direct comparison again. I think you could reasonable assume A-Levels are the closest thing to AP. It's a difficult comparison though since A-Levels are 2 year long courses while APs are not. Hopefully this should help you make at least a rough estimate for your profile.
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