Equivalent Qualifications to GCSE English Language
The table below outlines some qualifications that are deemed equivalent to GCSE English Language A*-C (this is not an exhaustive list):
Is it equivalent?
GCSE English at A*-C grade
CSE in English, English language or English studies at A*-C grade
CEE in English at A*-C grade
GCE O-Level in English at A-C grade
Yes (please ask about other O-Level grades, e.g. numbered grades)
A2/AS-level in English language or English literature at A*-E grade
Until 1985, a grade C or above on the ordinary grade of the Scottish certificate of education is equivalent
In or after 1986, grade 3 or above on the standard grade of the Scottish certificate of education is equivalent
Higher grade English is equivalent
Grade C or above in the certificate of sixth-year studies in English is equivalent
Qualifications from Republic of Ireland
Leaving Certificate including English language. N.B. We are aware that the grading system for the Leaving Certificate underwent an update in 2017, therefore the specific grading / level required to be deemed equivalent is under review.
Any first, national or higher national certificate or diploma in English