The GCE level is an international qualification that provides access to tertiary education. The International Baccalaureate (IB) has been designed to be broader than 2 years A levels in core subjects, but much more academically demanding too.
Students take six or seven subjects for the two years of study; one or two languages; mathematics; at least one science subject; history/ geography/ economics; and one or more arts subjects such as music, art, drama, etc. Most students also take four foundation/ compulsory subjects, which are often referred to as General Paper (GP). GP allows universities to see how you think and how you express yourself in your written work.
The gce a level hong kong is graded on an 8 point scale from A* to G. A*/A grades are usually required for admission to the most prestigious universities. The final examinations are taken at the end of two years of study, in May/June. You will receive your final results about six weeks later. UCAS points are awarded according to the grades achieved with A* = 140, A = 120, B = 100 etc. Universities use these points to rank applicants for degree courses.
Most students take 3-4 subjects at a level including maths and English at Tuttee. The majority of universities require at least 2 A levels (or their equivalent). Some courses, such as medicine, veterinary science, and architecture require specific subjects. The Russell Group Universities (which includes Oxford and Cambridge) usually expect applicants to have a grade of at least Bb in A level maths and English.