United Kingdom

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In UK “O” level is equivalent to SSC, “A” levels ( 2 years) is equivalent to HSC, Bachelors is for 3 years, 4 Years are Sandwich program , masters for 1 year and PH.D for 3 years.
Types of Certification

University
Open University
College and Institution of Higher Education
Open College
College of Technology
Teacher Training College
Institute

Grading System
Usual Grading system in Secondary school:

In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e.

From A to E.A: excellent/outstanding;
B: above average;
C: average;

In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e.

From A to E. A: excellent/outstanding;
B: above average;
C: average;
D: below average;
E: failing.
Highest on scale: A
Pass/fail level: C/D
Lowest on scale: E

Main Grading system used by higher education institutions:

In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e. From A to E.

A: excellent/outstanding;
B: above average;
E: fail.
Highest on scale: A
Pass/fail level: D/E
Lowest on scale: E

Other main grading systems:

Apart from the alphabetical grading system, the Numerical system is also used in UK.
Types of degrees
Types of taught courses

Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas (PGCert; PGDip)
Master (MA; MSc)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Types of research degrees

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Master of Research (MRes)
Professional / Taught Doctorates (DEng, DMus, DEd, DBA, DClinPsych)
New Route Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Bachelor Degrees
Foundation Degrees
Higher National Diplomas Higher National Certificates Diplomas of Higher Education Foundation courses, Foundation years or
Access/Bridging courses