Acceptable English Language Tests

Acceptable English Language Tests

Our minimum English Language requirements are usually quoted in terms of an IELTS score.  However, the following is a list of other acceptable English language tests and the scores we will accept in lieu of IELTS.

 

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ii

iii

iv

IELTS

5.5

6.0

6.5

7

Swansea ELTS test (SWELT)

5.5

6.0

6.5

7

Swansea Presessional level 3

B

n/a

n/a

n/a

Swansea Presessional level 4

C/D

B

n/a

n/a

Swansea Presessional ASD

D

C

B

A

Cambridge First Certificate in English

C (min 60 overall)

C (min 67 overall)

B (min 75 overall)

n/a

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

C (min 47 overall)

C (min 52 overall)

C (min 58 overall)

C (min 67 overall)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

C

C

C

C

GCSE English

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

IGCSE English (first or second language)

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

A-level English

Grade E

Grade D

 

 

AS-level English

Grade C

Grade C

 

 

International Baccalaureate

English standard grade 4, higher grade 3

English standard grade 5; higher grade 4

-

-

Pearson Test of English (General)

level 3 pass

level 4 pass

level 4 pass

level 5 pass

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

49

57

64

72

TOEFL (IBT)

69

79

88

96

University of Reading TEEP

5.5

6.0

6.5

7.0

(i) - 5.5 is below the University's minimum requirements and would be acceptable in exceptional circumstances

(ii) - Minimum requirement for Undergraduate level 1 and some postgraduate programmes (see offer letter for details)

(iii) - Minimum requirement for Undergraduate level 2 entry and most Postgraduate Programmes (see offer letter for details)

(iv) - Minimum requirement for a small number of Postgraduate Programmes