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What's The American Equivalent of a GCSE?

python38python38 Posts: 1,304Registered User Senior Member
edited May 2009 in College Admissions

What's the American equivalent (in high school terms) of a GCSE? How many years of studying that subject would it equal?

I ask because I'm a homeschooled student, currently going through two GCSE books in Biology and Chemistry for a year, and afterwards I'm going to take the Subject Tests in Biology and Chemistry (I have great prep books for those, as well). Is this enough preparation in Biology and Chemistry for the top universities?

Thanks :).
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Replies to: What's The American Equivalent of a GCSE?

  • tokenadulttokenadult Posts: 17,473Super Moderator Senior Member
    There isn't any exact equivalent. The American system is different. But every United States admission committee will know what a GCSE is, as all such committees have officers who specialize in evaluating foreign credentials.
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