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A levels/America - May 20th 2009, 02:26 PM

Okay so I cant find anything on google (Google is NOT my friend!) about this ..

basically If I have A levels in I.T, Geography and Buisness studies, what would they equate for in America? in terms of getting a career and such.
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Re: A levels/America - May 20th 2009, 02:43 PM

I tried to look for you. But I couldn't find anything as well. Your best bet is to go to a school councilor and talk to them about it.
But to be honest it just seems to depend on what kind of field you want to go in.
But if you have anything in business, which you have. It should be quite simple to find a career path or a career in America. If that is the route you wish to take.

But because UK schooling is much different than US, I don't really think there is an equivalent


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Re: A levels/America - May 20th 2009, 07:29 PM

What are your grades? US Universities have different boundaries as they do in the UK, but the A Level is a very good qualification and is generally regarded as a better qualification than those that US Students leaving high schools receive so you wouldn't have any problems studying in the US.

The main and very big problem is the cost. In the UK School fees cost maximum 3,200 per year because the government funds our education. Not so in the US, fees can be way over 30,000+ a year. Plus living costs. You also wouldn't be able to get a loan for this so you'd have to self fund this. In my opinion the cost compared to the cost here just makes it completely not worth it. Also when I was talking to my careers adviser I was told that a master's degree in America would be equivilant to an undergraduate degree from a UK school unless you went to ivy league (PRICEY). Most US students get scholarships but there are few to none avaliable for international students and there are much less places at univerities for international students. I really would advise staying in the UK for University!
   
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Re: A levels/America - May 20th 2009, 07:36 PM

Yeah but I want to use my A levels to get a career ...Uni's not an option for me.

Theoretically, I'm looking at a B or an A in I.T, a D in Buisness studies and an E in geography ..not great I know.
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Re: A levels/America - May 20th 2009, 07:38 PM

This is new to me I didn't even know there was a difference between America and other countries with their levels of qualifications


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Re: A levels/America - May 20th 2009, 08:21 PM

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Yeah but I want to use my A levels to get a career ...Uni's not an option for me.

Theoretically, I'm looking at a B or an A in I.T, a D in Buisness studies and an E in geography ..not great I know.
Not great but could be worse. I would still recommend getting some working experience behind you, work for 3 years over here before starting to make connections in a field in America. To be honest you'd be looking at starting right at the bottom and work your way up. You should look into what kind of areas would be best with those A Levels, working in a big business would be good, though as I said you'd have to start right at the bottom. If you can get your step on the ladder in England in an international company it will be easier.

As someone else said, talk to your connextions adviser.
   
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Re: A levels/America - May 22nd 2009, 04:20 PM

I've spoken to a few people, and most have said that a good way for getting a career in america is to start working for a company that can transfer you out there. Even try a 'work america' programme. They can give you a visa for a summer, winter or whole year, and you work out in america, and can get an opportunity of a longer visa, and more work there.
Of course, getting a visa and going straight over and starting small there is always an option too.


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Re: A levels/America - May 23rd 2009, 06:53 PM

I know that British A-levels are roughly equivalent to Grade 12 education in Canada. Obviously, the better you do with your A-levels, the better you'll look on this side of the Ocean. You could certainly get into American or Canadian universities with those.
I don't know anything about working, but talking to your counsellor seems like a good idea...


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Re: A levels/America - May 24th 2009, 02:54 PM

Yeah, Colleges in the US are expensive. Even a community college is about $10,000 in US money for a year. That's why a lot of kids bust their ass in high school to get scholarships and if that doesn't work, they just hope and pray they can get approved for financial aid, which rarely happens because your parents have to meet a lame guideline and even if they're over $50 or something as little as that, then the child doesn't receive it and is screwed. I know when I lived there, a lot of my friends couldn't afford going to College, thus they have crappy jobs because of it. I would stay where you are, get a good job, save money up, and then if you still want to go to the US, you'd have some money under your belt while you figure things out. Can I ask why you even want to go to the US in the first place?




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Re: A levels/America - May 28th 2009, 09:22 PM

^^ Hahahaha a very good question!!
   
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Re: A levels/America - May 28th 2009, 09:26 PM

I want to move to america because I want to build a future with a girl I love very much
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Re: A levels/America - May 30th 2009, 06:37 PM

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