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Queen's University
 

General Certificate of Education (GCE) / Advanced Levels

Beginning Fall 2011, candidates who complete seven subjects with at least three at the Advanced Level or equivalent (excluding the General Paper) will be eligible for first-year admission consideration. Competitive grades at the Advanced Level must be "B" or higher. Grades at the Ordinary level must be "C" or higher. Two Advanced Subsidiary (A/S) levels are considered equivalent to one Advanced Level subject, however, prerequisite courses must be at the Advanced Level for some programs.

 Program-Specific Requirements

Program [Application Code]

Prerequisite Courses Required
Arts [QA] English at the Ordinary Level.  
First Year Program in England [QIA]

English at the Ordinary Level.

Science [QS]

Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at the Advanced Level. English plus two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at the Ordinary Level.

Computing [QD] Mathematics at the Advanced Level.  English at the Advanced or Ordinary Level.
Concurrent Education Arts[QB]

English at the Ordinary Level.

Concurrent Education Science [QF] Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at the Advanced Level. English plus two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at the Ordinary Level.
Fine Art [QT] English at the Ordinary Level. Portfolio Examination.
Music [QM] English at the Ordinary Level. Personal audition, interview and aural discrimination test.
Concurrent Education/Music [QMM] English at the Ordinary Level. Personal audition, interview and aural discrimination test.
Physical and Health Education [QPH] Biology at the Advanced Level.  English at the Ordinary Level.
Kinesiology [QK] Biology, Mathematics and one of Chemistry or Physics at the Advanced Level. English at the Ordinary Level.
Commerce [QC]

Mathematics at the Advanced Level. English at the Ordinary Level. Minimum Mathematics predicted/final grade of A and minimum English predicted/final grade of A.

Engineering [QE]

Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at the Advanced Level. English, Chemistry, and Physics at the Ordinary Level.Minimum final English grade of C.

Nursing Science [QN]

Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at the Advanced Level. English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at the Ordinary Level.Minimum English final grade of B.

Advanced Level Transfer Credit

In order to be considered for Queen's credit, students entering the Faculty of Arts & Science must achieve a grade of B or higher in their Advanced Level courses. The Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science requires a grade of A to receive transfer credit.

Advanced Level Transfer Credits

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