Advanced Level, AS, and equivalent Examinations

This page, including the course equivalence information below, was updated on June 4, 2020.
Any revisions to information in the exemptions table moving forward will be identified with the date it was entered.

About Advanced Levels (and equivalent) transfer credit

Students entering a McGill program with Advanced Levels or equivalent examinations may be granted up to 30 transfer credits (equivalent to one year of study), thereby reducing the length of the degree program. The actual amount of credit granted is based on A-Level subject selection, final results, and the entering program at McGill. See the table below to view the amount of credit you might expect to receive.

Advanced standing and exemption is normally granted for the following results for subjects that qualify:

  • Advanced Level (AL) and/or Advanced Subsidiary (AS): 'C' or better;
  • CIE Pre-U Principal Subject:'M3' or better;
  • CXC CAPE: 'III' or better.

Note: For the Desautels Faculty of Management (B.Com.) higher results in mathematics are required in order to grant credit and exemption: AL/AS: B, or better; Pre-U: M2 or better; CAPE: II, or better.


To be eligible for advanced standing you must arrange for all your official results (including those from a previous examination cycle, as well as results for AS subjects not carried through to AL) to be sent directly from the Examinations Board(s) to McGill's Enrolment Services. For the British Boards, this document is normally referred to as a Certifying Statement of Results.

If you receive a specific course exemption, but decide to take the course at McGill, you will not receive credit for the McGill course and it will not be calculated into your GPA.

McGill reserves the right to change transfer credit recognition policy without notice.

If you believe that you have mastered the material taught in a freshman math and/or science course(s) for which an exemption is NOT granted in the tables below, you may eligible to write an admission placement exam. For information, see www.mcgill.ca/exams/dates/science

For students entering in 2021-22:
Advanced standing will be granted regardless of whether final results were achieved through final examinations or centre-assessed grades.

 

Boards and examinations that qualify

 

Exams Board

Exams

AQA

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (UK)

AL, AS

CGCEB
Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board AL
CIE

Cambridge International Examinations

AL, AS,
Pre-U Principal Subject (Pre-U)

CCEA

Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (Northern Ireland)

AL, AS

CXC

Caribbean Examination Council

CAPE

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel

AL, AS

NECTA

National Examinations Council of Tanzania

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE)

OCR
OCR (Salters)

Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations

AL, AS

SEAB

Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board

Higher 2 (H2), Higher 1 (H1)

SQA

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Adv Higher

UNEB

Uganda National Examination Board

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) (AL)

WJEC

Welsh Joint Examination Committee

AL, AS

ZIMSEC
Zimbabwe School Examinations Council AL

 

The number of credits you will be granted

Note that ‘AL or A-Levels’ is used in this document in a generic sense and refers to AL, AS, and equivalent examinations.

Program/Faculty you are entering at McGill

Minimum of three Advanced Level subjects

(with final results of ‘C’ or better; minimum B in maths for B.Com.)

You will be granted:

Additional comments

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (AES), incl. Bioresource Engineering, Food Science, Human Nutrition

A-Levels include math and at least one of biology, chemistry, physics

30 credits

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

Arts (B.A.)

 

30 credits

See charts below for specific exemptions

Architecture (B.Sc.Arch.)

Credits are granted for equivalent math, science and humanities/social science subjects (tbd)

TBD

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

Bachelor of Arts & Science
(B.A.& Sc.)

 

30 credits

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

Education (B.Ed.)

 

30 credits

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

Engineering (B.Eng.)

Credits are granted for equivalent math and science subjects, as well as 3 credits for one humanities/social science subject, as per the charts below.

8 - 26 credits
Dependent on the math/science subjects written and Exams Boards

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

Kinesiology (B.Sc.Kines.)

Note: This program allows a maximum of 24 credits for non-math/non-science courses

Dependent on the Exams Board and exemptions granted

24– 30 credits

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

Management (B.Com.)

AL Math completed with a ‘B’ or better

30 credits

See chart below for specific McGill course exemptions

Nursing (B.Sc.N.)

Credits are granted for equivalent math and science subjects, plus a possible 6 elective credits.

9 - 26 credits
Dependent on the math/science subjects written and Exams Boards

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

Science (B.Sc.)

Note: This program allows a maximum of 18 credits for non-math/non-science

A-Levels include math and at least one of biology, chemistry, physics

30 credits

See charts below for specific McGill course exemptions

 

Subjects that qualify

Use the tables below to see if you have passed a subject that is equivalent to a McGill course. If so, you may be exempt from that McGill course in accordance with faculty policy and you will be granted transfer credits. 

Please use this legend to interpret the abbreviations in the charts:

  • AG = Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • AR = Faculty of Arts
  • ARCH = Bachelor of Science Architecture
  • A&S = Bachelor of Arts and Science
  • ED = Faculty of Education
  • EN - Faculty of Engineering
  • MG = Desautels Faculty of Management
  • NU = B.Sc.Nursing
  • SC = Faculty of Science

Math and science subjects exemptions list 

In this section: 
AQA | Int’l AQA | Cameroon | CCEA | CIE | CXC | NECTA | OCR | Pearson Edexcel | SEAB | SQA | UNEB | WJEC | ZIMSEC

Notes:

  • If the qualification you completed is not listed below, please contact Service Point for information regarding credit and exemption.
  • In the tables below, some maths subjects marked with asterisk (*) have additional information required. This information can be presented/submitted to Service Point in the form of a school-attested copy of your Statement of Results or, if presenting in person, you may show your original copy.  Your record can then be evaluated for possible exemption.
  • Engineering students (including B.Sc.Arch) who receive credit for PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 will not be required to complete PHYS 131 or PHYS 142
  • BEng (Software) only can be granted either BIOL 112 OR CHEM 110
  • Students at Macdonald Campus can view equivalent course codes at AES Course Equivalencies
     

AQA

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Biology 7402

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

2019

2010 - 2016

AL Biology 2410 (2411)

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112

ARCH, EN

2019

2016 -

AS Biology 7401

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2009 - 2015

AS Biology2410 (1411)

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Chemistry 7405

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

2019

2010 - 2016

AL Chemistry 2420 (2421): Units 1 - 6

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120

ARCH

 

2016 -

AS Chemistry 7404

CHEM 110
(excluding BEng-Electr. & Comp.)

ARCH

2019

2009 - 2015

AS Chemistry 2420 (1421): Units 1–3

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120

ARCH

 

 

MATHEMATICS

 

 

 

2018 -

AL Math 7357

MATH 140

 

2019

2019 -

AL Further Maths 7367

MATH 140 and MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

2019

2018-

AS Math 7356

no equivalence

 

2019

2018-

AS Further Math 7366

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

2019

2012 - 2017

AL Math 6361: MPC 1 to 4 and two additional units

MATH 140

 

 

2012 - 2017

AL Math 6361: MPC 1 to 4 and (MS1A or MS1B) and MS2B *

MATH 140 and MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2012 - 2018

AL Further Math 6371: Two of MFP 1, 2, 3 or 4 and four additional units

No additional exemption

 

 

2012 - 2018

AL Pure Math 6366: MPC 1 to 4 and MFP1 and one of MFP2,3 or 4

MATH 140

 

 

2012 - 2017

AS Math 5361: MPC 1 and 2 and choice of one more

no equivalence

 

 

2012 - 2017

AS Further Math 5371: one of MFP 1-4 + 2 more

no equivalence

 

 

2012 - 2017

AS Pure Math 5366: MPC1-2 and MFP1

no equivalence

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Statistics 6381: SS1A or SS1B and SS02 to SS06 *

MATH 203 and MATH 204

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2014 - 2018

AS Statistics 5381: SS1A or SS1B and SS02 and SS03 *

MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Physics 7408

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

2019

2016 -

AS Physics 7407

no equivalence

 

2019

2009 - 2016

AL Physics A 2450 (2451): 1-6

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

2009 - 2016

AL Physics B 2455 (2456): 1-6

PHYS 101

 

 

2009 - 2015

AS Physics A 2450 (1451): 1-3

no equivalence

 

 

2009 - 2015

AS Physics B 2455 (1456): 1-3

no equivalence

 

 

Oxford
Int’l AQA

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2018 -

AL Biology 9610 (9612)

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2017 -

AS Biology 9610 (9611)

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2018 -

AL Chemistry 9620 (9622)

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2017 -

AS Chemistry 9620 (9621)

CHEM 110
(excluding BEng-Electr. & Comp.)

ARCH

 

 

MATHEMATICS

 

 

 

2018 -

AL Mathematics 9660 (9662) with option M2

MATH 122

AG, A&S, ARCH, EN, NU, SC

 

2018 -

AL Mathematics 9660 (9662) with option S2 *

MATH 122 and MATH 203
(AG, A&S, NU, SC: MATH 203 only)

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2018 -

AL Further Mathematics 9665 (9667)

MATH 140

 

 

2017 -

AS Mathematics 9660 (9661)

no equivalence

 

 

2017 -

AS Further Mathematics 9665 (9666)

no equivalence

 

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2018 -

AL Physics 9630 (9632)

to be determined

 

 

2017 -

AS Physics 9630 (9631)

to be determined

 

 

Cameroon

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2009 -

AL Biology (710)

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112
(BEng BioEng: BIOL 112 only)

ARCH, EN

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2009 -

AL Chemistry (715)

no equivalence

 

Aug-2013

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2009 -

AL Pure Math with Mechanics (765)

MATH 140
(B.Com: MATH 122 and MATH 123)

 

 

2009 -

AL Pure Math with Statistics (770)

MATH 140
(B.Com: MATH 122 and MATH 123)

 

 

2009 -

AL Further Math (775)

MATH 141

 

 

 

P H Y S I C S

 

 

 

2009 -

AL Physics (780)

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

Aug -2013

CCEA

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2011-

AL Math: C1 to 4 and two additional units

MATH 140

 

 

2011-

AL Math: C1 to 4 and S1 and S2 *

MATH 140 and MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2011-

AL Math: C1 to 4 and F2 and F3

MATH 140 and MATH 141

 

 

2011-

AS Math: C1, C2 and one additional unit

MATH 122

AG, A&S, ARCH, EN, NU, SC

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2018 -

AL Physics

to be determined

 

 

2010 - 2016

AL Physics

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

2017 -

AS Physics

to be determined

 

 

CIE

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2016 - present

Pre-U Biology (Principal) 9790

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2010 - 2012

Pre-U Biology (Principal) 9790

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112
(BEng BioEng: BIOL 112 only)

ARCH, EN

 

2016 - present

AL Biology 9700

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2010 - 2015

AL Biology 9700

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112
(BEng BioEng: BIOL 112 only)

ARCH, EN

 

2015 - 2017

AS Biology 9700

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2009 - 2015

AS Biology 9700

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2019 - 2021

Pre-U Chemistry (Principal) 9791 (Papers 1-4)

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2016 - 2018

Pre-U Chemistry (Principal) 9791 (Papers 1-4)

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2016 - 2021

AL Chemistry 9701

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2016 - 2021

AS Chemistry 9701

CHEM 110
(excluding BEng-Electr. & Comp.)

ARCH

 

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2016 - 2021

Pre-U Math (Principal) 9794: Components 1 to 3

MATH 140

 

 

2016 - 2021

Pre-U Further Math (Principal) 9795: Components 1 and 2 (requires Pre-U Math)

No additional exemption

 

 

2017 - 2022

AL Math 9709: P1, P3 and (M1, S1) or (M1, M2)

MATH 122

AG, A&S, ARCH, EN, NU, SC

 

2017 - 2022

AL Math 9709: P1, P3 and S1, S2 *

MATH 122 and MATH 203
(MATH 203 only: AG, A&S, NU, SC)
(MATH 122 only: MG)

ARCH, EN

 

2020 - 2022

AL Further Math 9231: P1, P2 (requires AL Math)

MATH 140

 

 

2017 - 2019

AL Further Math 9231: P1, P2

no equivalence

 

 

2017 - 2019

AS Further Math 9231: P1, P2

no equivalence

 

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2016 - 2021

Pre-U Physics (Principal): 9792

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

2010 - 2012

Pre-U Physics (Principal): 9792

PHYS 131 and PHYS 142
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 131 only)

 

 

2016 - 2021

AL Physics 9702

PHYS 131 and PHYS 142
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 131 only)

 

 

2005 - 2015

AL Physics 9702

PHYS 131 and PHYS 142
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 131 only)

 

 

2016 - 2021

AS Physics 9702

none

 

 

2005 - 2015

AS Physics 9702

PHYS 101

 

 

CXC

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

*CAPE Unit 1 not required before Unit 2 (but recommended for Pure Math and Chemistry)

 

 

 

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2008 - present

CAPE Biology Unit 1 and 2

to be determined

 

 

2005 - 2008

CAPE Biology Unit 1 and 2

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112
(BEng BioEng: BIOL 112 only)

ARCH, EN

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2008 - present

CAPE Chemistry Unit 1 and 2

to be determined

 

 

2005 - 2008

CAPE Chemistry Unit 1 and 2

CHEM 110
(excluding BEng-Electr. & Comp.)

ARCH

 

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2008 - present

CAPE Applied Math: Units 1 and 2 (minimum ‘B’ in each module)

MATH 203

ARCH, EN

 

2008 - present

CAPE Applied Math: Unit 2

no equivalence

 

 

2008 - present

CAPE Applied Math: Unit 1 (minimum ‘B’ in each module)

MATH 203

ARCH, EN

 

2008 - present

CAPE Pure Math: Unit 1 and Applied Math: Unit 2

to be determined

 

 

2008 - 2013

CAPE Pure Math: Units 1 and 2 (minimum ‘B’ in each module)

MATH 140

 

 

2008 - 2013

CAPE Pure Math: Unit 2

no equivalence

 

 

2008 - 2013

CAPE Pure Math: Unit 1 (minimum ‘B’ in each module)

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2008 - present

CAPE Physics: Unit 2

to be determined

 

 

2008 - present

CAPE Physics: Unit 1

to be determined

 

 

2005 - 2008

CAPE Physics: Unit 2

PHYS 102

ARCH

 

2005 - 2008

CAPE Physics: Unit 1

PHYS 101

 

 

Edexcel

See Pearson Edexcel

 

 

 

NECTA

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2010 -

AL Biology

BIOL 111

ARCH, EN

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2010 -

AL Chemistry

CHEM 110, CHEM 120 and CHEM 212
(If no labs, must take CHEM 112, 122, 224)

ARCH, EN (no CHEM 212)
(BEng Electr, Comp also no CHEM 110 )

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2010 -

AL Physics

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

OCR

GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)
McGill Course Exemption(s)
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2016 -

AL Biology A H020, H420

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2016 -

AL Biology B (Advancing) H022, H422

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2016 -

AS Biology A H020

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2016 -

AS Biology B (Advancing) H022

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Chemistry A H432

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2017 -

AL Chemistry B (Salters) H433

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2010 - 2016

AL Chemistry A H034 + H434 (F321 - 326)

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2010 - 2016

AL Chemistry B (Salters) H035 + H435 (F331 - 336)

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2016 -

AS Chemistry A H032

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2016 -

AS Chemistry B (Salters) H033

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2009 - 2015

AS Chemistry A H034 (F321 - 323)

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2009 - 2015

AS Chemistry B (Salters) H035 (F331 - 333)

CHEM 110 and 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

 

MATH

 

 

 

2019 -

AL Mathematics A - H240

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2019 -

AL Further Math A - H245

MATH 140; plus MATH 203 (if module Y 542 incl.)

 

 

2005 - 2018

AL Math 7890: C1 - 4 and two more units

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2014 - 2018

AL Pure Math 7891: C1 - C4, FP1, FP2

MATH 140

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Pure Math 7891: C1 - C4, FP1, FP3

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2014 - 2018

AL Further Math 7892: FP1, FP2 and four more units

MATH 140

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Further Math 7892: FP1, FP3 and four more units

No additional exemption

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Further Math 7892: FP1, FP2, S1-S3 and one more unit

MATH 140 and MATH 203

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Further Math 7892: FP1, FP3, S1-S3 and one more unit

MATH 122 and MATH 203

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2018 -

AS Mathematics A - H230

no equivalence

 

 

2018 -

AS Further Math A - H235

no equivalence

 

 

2014 -

AS Math 3890: C1, C2 and one more unit

no equivalence

 

 

2014 -

AS Pure Math 3891: C1, C2, FP1

no equivalence

 

 

2014 -

AS Further Math 3892 FP1, FP2 and one more unit

MATH 140

 

 

 

OCR MEI (Mathematics in Education and Industry)

 

 

 

2019 -  AL Mathematics B (MEI) - H640 MATH 122 AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC  
2019 -  AL Further Math B (MEI) - H645 MATH 140; plus MATH 203 (if module Y 422 incl.)    

2005 - 2018

AL Math (MEI) 7895: C1 - C4 and two more units

MATH 140

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Pure Math (MEI) 7898: C1 - C4 and one specified combination

MATH 140

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Pure Math (MEI) 7898: C1 - C4, FP1, FP2

MATH 140, 141

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Pure Math (MEI) 7898: C1 - C4, FP1 and one more (except FP2)

MATH 140

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Further Math (MEI) 7896: FP1, FP2 and four more units

MATH 141

 

 

2014 - 2018

AL Further Math (MEI) 7896: FP1, FP2, S1-S3 and one more unit

MATH 141 + 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2014 - 2018

AL Further Additional Math (MEI) 7897: six new units

No additional exemption

 

 

2018 -

AS Mathematics B (MEI) - H630

no equivalence

 

 

2018 -

AS Further Math B (MEI) - H635 (inc. Y 412 and Y 416)

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2014 - 2018

AS Math (MEI) 3895: C1, C2 and one more

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2014 - 2018

AS Pure Math (MEI) 3898: C1, C2 and one more

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2014 - 2018

AS Further Math (MEI) 3896: FP1 and choice of 2

no equivalence

 

 

2014 - 2018

AS Further Math (MEI) 3896: FP1, FP2 and one more

MATH 140 + 141 (with AL MATH)

 

 

2014 - 2018

AS Further Additional Math (MEI) 3897: three new units

no equivalence

 

 

2014 -

AS Statistics (MEI) H132: Z1-Z3

MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Physics A H556

PHYS 101

 

 

2017 -

AL Physics B (Advancing) H557

PHYS 101

 

 

2016 -

AS Physics A H156

no equivalence

 

 

2016 -

AS Physics B (Advancing) H157

no equivalence

 

 

Pearson
   Edexcel


GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)

McGill Course Exemption(s)

Excluded Faculty/Program

Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Biology A (Salters-Nuffield) 9BN0

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2017 -

AL Biology B 9BI0

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2009 - 2016

AL Biology 9BI01

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112
(BEng BioEng: BIOL 112 only)

ARCH, EN

 

2016 -

AS Biology A (Salters-Nuffield) 8BN0

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2016 -

AS Biology B 8BI0

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

2009 - 2015

AS Biology 8BI01

BIOL 112

 

 

 

International Biology

 

 

 

2014 -

IAL Biology YBI01

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112
(BEng BioEng: BIOL 112 only)

ARCH, EN

 

2014 -

IAS Biology XBI01

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Chemistry 9CH0

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

 

 

2010 - 2016

AL Chemistry 9CH01 (6CH 01-6) or AL Chemistry 9CH07 (6CH 01,2,4,5,+7+8)

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

 

 

2016 -

AS Chemistry 8CH0

CHEM 110
(excluding BEng-Electr. & Comp.)

ARCH

 

2009 - 2015

AS Chemistry 8CH01 (6CH 01-3) or AS Chemistry 8CH07 (6CH 01,2+7)

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

 

 

 

International Chemistry

 

 

 

2014 -

IAL Chemistry YCH01

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-ECSW: CHEM 120 only)

 

 

2014 -

IAS Chemistry XCH01

CHEM 110
(excluding BEng-Electr. & Comp.)

ARCH

 

 

MATHEMATICS

 

 

 

2019 -

AL Math 9MA0

MATH 140

 

 

2019 -

AL Further Math 9FM0 (without both options 3B and 4E)

MATH 140

 

 

2019 -

AL Further Math 9FM0 (with options 3B and 4E)

MATH 140 and MATH 203

 

 

2009 -

AL Math 9371: C1 - 4 and two additional units

MATH 140

 

 

2009 -

AL Math 9371: C1 - 4 and four units (S1 to S4)

MATH 140 and MATH 203

 

 

2009 -

AL Further Math 9372: FP1 and (FP2 or FP3) and four additional units

MATH 140 only

 

 

2009 -

AL Further Math 9372: FP1,2,3 and three additional units

MATH 141

 

 

2009 -

AL Further Math 9372: FP1 and (FP2 or FP3) and S1-4

MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2009 -

AL Further Math Additional 9374 (any six not used previously)

Take placement test for 133

 

 

2009 -

AL Pure Math 9373: C1-4 + FP1 + (FP2 or FP3)

MATH 140

 

 

2018 -

AS Math 8MA0

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2018 -

AS Further Math 8MF0 (without option 2G)

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2018 -

AS Further Math 8MF0 (with option 2G)

MATH 122 and MATH 203

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2009 -

AS Math 8371: C1-2 and one of M1, S1, D1

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

2009 -

AS Further Math 8372: PF1 and two new (not core)

MATH 140

 

 

2009 -

AS Further Math Additional 8374: three new

may take placement test 141

 

 

2009 -

AS Pure Math 8373: C1,2,3

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

 

International Maths

 

 

 

2014 - 2018

IAL Math YMA01 (C12, C34 and any two additional units)

MATH 140

 

 

2014 - 2018

IAL Further Math YFM01 (with options S1, S2, S3) *

MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2014 - 2018

IAL Pure Mathematics YPM01 (with option F3)

MATH 122 and MATH 140

 

 

2014 - 2017

IAS Math XMA01

no equivalence

 

 

2014 - 2017

IAS Further Math XFM01

no equivalence

 

 

2014 - 2017

IAS Pure Math XPM01

no equivalence

 

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Physics 9PH01

PHYS 131 and PHYS 142
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 131 only)

 

 

2010 - 2016

AL Physics 9PH01 (6PH 01-6) or AL Physics 9PH07 (6PH 01,2,4,5,+7+8)

PHYS 131 and PHYS 142
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 131 only)

 

 

2016 -

AS Physics 8PH0

PHYS 101

 

 

2009 -

AS Physics 8PH01 (6PH 01-3) or AS Physics 8PH07 (6PH 01, 2+7)

PHYS 101

 

 

 

International Physics
 

 

 

2017 -

IAL Physics YPH01

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

2016 -

IAS Physics XPH01

no equivalence

 

 

2014 - 2015

IAS Physics XPH01

PHYS 101

 

 

SEAB


GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)

McGill Course Exemption(s)

Excluded Faculty/Program

Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2010 - present

H2 Biology 9648

BIOL 111 and BIOL 112
(BEng BioEng: BIOL 112 only)

ARCH, EN

 

2007 - present

H1 Biology 8875

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl BioEng)

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2010 - present

H2 Chemistry 9647 (Papers 1-4)

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2007 - present

H1 Chemistry 8872

CHEM 110 and 120
(must take labs CHEM 112 and CHEM 122)
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2007 - present

H2 Maths 9740: Papers 1 and 2

MATH 140, MATH 141 and MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

2007 - present

H2 Maths 9740: Papers 1 and 2

MATH 140 and MATH 141

 

 

2010 - present

H1 Maths 8864: Papers 1 and 2

MATH 122

AG, ARCH, A&S, EN, NU, SC

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2010 - present

H2 Physics 9646

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

2007 - present

H1 Physics 8866

no equivalence

 

 

SQA


GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)

McGill Course Exemption(s)

Excluded Faculty/Program

Entry updated

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2017 - present

Adv Higher Mathematics (C747 77), all units

MATH 140

 

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2017 - present

Adv Higher Physics (C757 77), all units

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

UNEB


GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)

McGill Course Exemption(s)

Excluded Faculty/Program

Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2008 - 2013

Principal Biology P 530

BIOL 111 BIOL 112

 

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2008 - 2013

Principal Chemistry P 525 (Papers 1-3)

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2008 - 2013

Principal Maths P425: Papers 1 and 2

MATH 140 and MATH 141

 

 

2008 - 2013

Subsidiary Maths S475: Papers 1 and 2

no equivalence

 

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2008 - 2013

Principal Physics P 510

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 


WJEC


GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)

McGill Course Exemption(s)

Excluded Faculty/Program

Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Biology

to be determined

 

 

2016 -

AS Biology

to be determined

 

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Chemistry

to be determined

 

 

2010 - present

AL Chemistry

CHEM 110, CHEM 120 and CHEM 224
(need labs CHEM 112 and 122)
If CHEM 212 req’d must take CHEM 211 instead
(excluding Engineering)

ARCH, EN

 

2010 - present

AL Chemistry

CHEM 110, 120
(need labs CHEM 112 and 122)
BEng only
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

2016 -

AS Chemistry

to be determined

 

 

2009 - present

AS

no equivalence

 

 

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2019 -

AL Maths

to be determined

 

 

2013 - present

AL Maths: Units C1 - 4 and M1, M2

MATH 140

 

 

2013 - present

AL Maths: Units C1 - 4 and S1+S2

MATH 140 and MATH 203
(ARCH, EN, MG: MATH 140 only)

 

 

2019 -

AL Further Maths

to be determined

 

 

2019 -

AL Pure Maths

to be determined

 

 

2019 -

AS Maths

to be determined

 

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2017 -

AL Physics

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

Mar-2021

2010 - 2016

AL Physics

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

2016 -

AS Physics

no equivalence

 

Mar-2021

2009 - 2015

AS Physics

no equivalence

 

 

Zimsec


GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)

McGill Course Exemption(s)

Excluded Faculty/Program

Entry updated

 

BIOLOGY

 

 

 

2013 - 2015

AL Biology 9190

BIOL 112

ARCH, EN (excl. Bioeng)

 

 

CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

2013 - 2017

AL Chemistry 9189

CHEM 110 and CHEM 120
(BEng-Electr. & Comp.: CHEM 120 only)

ARCH

 

 

MATHS

 

 

 

2013 - 2017

AL Maths 9164: Paper 1 + paper 2 or 3

MATH 140

 

 

2013 - 2017

AL Maths 9164: Paper 1 + paper 4

MATH 140 and MATH 203

ARCH, EN, MG

 

 

PHYSICS

 

 

 

2013 - 2016

AL Physics 9188

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102
(B.Sc. Arch: PHYS 101 only)

 

 

 

Other subjects exemptions list

Board


GCE Specification Code (Units/ Papers/Modules)

McGill Course Exemption(s)

Excluded Faculty/Program

Entry updated
AQA
AL Accounting 7127 TBD ARCH, EN  
CIE

AL Accounting 9706
or
AS Accounting 9706

MGCR 211 (3cr)

ARCH, EN

 
Pearson
Edexcel
IAL Accounting YAC11 TBD ARCH, EN  

Notes:

  • Students presenting an AS result in a subject(s) below, and where that subject is not carried through to A-Level, may be granted the same exemptions as noted in this table.
  • Any credit granted for AS will not exceed the total credits indicated in the section The number of credits you will be granted
  • Students in Engineering will be granted a maximum of three credits for any of the following. 
 
GCE Subject
McGill General Departmental Exemption
Excluded Faculty/Program
Entry updated

 

AL Art & Design

EDEA 1XX

AES, ARCH, EN, SC

 

 

AL Art History

ARTH 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Arabic

ISLA 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Business

AL Business & Management

AL Business Studies

BUSA 1XX

ARCH, EN

 

 

AL Chinese

EAST 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Classical Studies

CLAS 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Computer Science

COMP 1XX

B.Eng.Civil

 

 

AL Design & Technology

TRNS 1XX

ARCH, EN

 

 

AL Drama

AL Drama & Theatre

ENGL 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Economics

ECON 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL English

AL English Literature

ENGL 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Environmental Science

ENVR 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Film Studies

ENGL 1XX

EN

 

 

AL French

FRSL 1XX

ARCH (TBD)

 

 

AL Geography

GEOG 1XX

EN

 

 

AL German

GERM 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Government & Politics

POLI 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL History

HIST 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL History of Art

ARTH 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Italian

ITAL 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Japanese

EAST 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Latin

CLAS 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Music

MUAR 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Philosophy

PHIL 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL Philosophy & Theology

PHIL 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL Politics

POLI 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL Psychology

PSYC 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL Religious Studies

RELG 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Russian

RUSS 1XX

EN

 

 

AL Sociology

SOCI 1XX

(Engineering: max of 3 credits)

 

 

AL Spanish

HISP 1XX

EN

 

 

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