UK education options for HKDSE F.6 students
Undergraduate Year 1 in Top 30 UK universities normally require 544 to 555 in HKDSE, with subject-specific requirement depending on your choices of programmes. If students fall short of such requirement, they can progress through International Year One and University Foundation Courses. These programmes accept entry at 222 to 433 in HKDSE and enable qualified students to progress onto Year 2 and Year 1 of an undergraduate programme in Top 30 UK universities respectively. Students aiming for top universities and highly-competitive subjects such as medicine and actuarial sciences, however, will benefit from the 1-Year A-levels which also allows them to apply to universities in Hong Kong through the Non-Jupas route.
Undergraduate prorgammes in England, Northern Ireland and Wales last three years. Entry requirments of top 30 universities are set at a similar level as Hong Kong universities, but requirement could be lower in core subjects. Students will have a bigger chance to study their favourite subject and graduate a year earlier than classmates in Hong Kong!
Scotland is home to some of the oldest and most reputable universities in the world. Scottish undergraduate programmes last four years, and sometimes come with slightly lower entry requirements. Many Scottish universities allow advanced entry into Year 2, which means that course length will be the same as studying in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Upon satisfactory completion of this 1-year course students can progress to year 2 of a specific undergraduate degree in the associated university. Progression routes are mainly in Business, Engineering and in mid-ranking universities. If students would like to study other subjects in a better university, University Foundation could be a better option!
University Foundation Courses (usually last a year) provide an opportunity for students to progress to year one of undergraduate degrees in UK universities. Some of these programmes station in university campus, offering you full benefit as an UK university student!
1-Year A-levels is normally offered by independent colleges and international boarding schools. Students will focus on three A-level subjects only, and will be able to apply to universities in the UK and in Hong Kong. It’s the toughest option among pathway programmes, but also comes with higher recognition. It’s suitable for students aiming for top universities and highly-competitive subjects such as medicine and actuarial sciences, and students considering to apply to universities in Hong Kong through the Non-Jupas route.