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Nord Anglia
27 April, 2021

Why is International A Level the right pathway before university abroad?

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Why is International A Level the right pathway before university abroad?


Most of our students have ambitions for moving abroad following A Level to study at university. Every year these graduates follow in the footsteps of our alumni who have attended some of the world’s best universities and whose success stories are inspiring proof of the exciting pathways which await them. We have prepared thousands of past students for the transition from school to university. and have long perfected the recipe for ensuring them the best future international pathway. So, what’s key to setting them up for success?


International recognition

Universities around the world, including all UK universities and more than 450 US universities, accept A Level for entry. A Level are seen as the equivalent to the Advanced Placement courses by American universities. Many universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, MIT and Stanford often see the best A Level applicants as prime targets. To find out more about university recognition of A Level visit


Nord Anglia global connections


The right qualification and a stand-out university application is one important element on the journey to university, but equally as important is our role in educating students about where they could study and what it will be like. Our aim for every student is for them to leave our school with well placed expectations and their questions around their university destination answered. The global Nord Anglia family they are part of is crucial to this.


Being involved in our global community of schools gives students the opportunity to access local support in the country of their university of choice. Our students have attended universities from University College and University of Warwick in the UK, to Arizona State University and University of Nord Carolina in America. In these countries and in a further 28, we have staff and alumni who work there and have attended university there. This wealth of knowledge is a valuable resource for students. Elsewhere, a student's best understanding of their future university abroad may be its website. At BVIS Hanoi we can connect students with experienced individuals who can bring the university destination to life.


For more information into how we prepare students for the future, visit our home page or contact our admissions team.