Westminster policy for accepting selected Cambridge A-level Examinations

Westminster College recognizes the A-Level curriculum from the United Kingdom as exceptional preparation of students and grants credit for superior performance on those A-Level examinations.

Westminster College grants up to 8 semester credits (equivalent of two courses) for A-Levels with passes of A, B, and C in most academic subjects.  A grade of C or higher on an AS exam will earn the first course listed for that subject in the list below.  The College does not recognize “O Levels” as advanced standing credit.

Cambridge Exam

Grade

Westminster College course/equivalent

Credit

Accounting

A, B, C

ACCT 213

4 hrs

Art & Design

A, B, C

*[See note below]

8 hrs

Biology

A, B

Life Sciences LE

3 hrs

Chemistry

A, B, C

No AS level credit awarded, CHEM 111 for A level credit***

4 hrs

Classical Studies

A, B, C

HIST 112

3 hrs

Computer Science

A, B, C

CMPT 201 and CMPT 200 general credit or CMPT 260

8 hrs

Economics

A, B, C

ECON 253 and ECON 263

8 hrs

English Literature

A, B, C

ENGL 220 and ENGL 241

8 hrs

Global Perspectives

A, B, C

Diversity LE

4 hrs

History

A, B, C

**[See note below]

See note below

Marine Science

A, B

Life Sciences LE

3 hrs

Mathematics

A, B, C

MATH 141 and MATH 201

8 hrs

Mathematics Further

A, B, C

MATH 202, MATH 150, and MATH 211) (Students will also have MATH 201 added to their transcripts for no credit)

12 hrs for A level (no AS level exam)

Media Studies (new in 2015)

A, B, C

FILM 110 and one elective in FILM

8 hrs

Music

A, B, C

MUSC 110, MUSC 151, and MUSC 161 (all 3 classes for both A and AS level exams)

7 hrs

Physical Science (AS level)

A, B, C

Physical Sciences LE

4 hrs

Physics

A, B, C

Physical Sciences LE

4 hrs

Psychology

A, B, C

PSYC 105 and one elective in Psychology

 

Sociology

A, B, C

one 200-level elective in Sociology for AS level, two 200-level electives in Sociology for A levels

8 hrs

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

 

 

Chinese

A, B, C

CHIN 110 and CHIN 112

8 hrs

French

A, B, C

FREN 110 and FREN 111

8 hrs

Japanese

A, B, C

JAPN 110 and JAPN 111

8 hrs

Spanish

A, B, C

SPAN 110 and SPAN 111

8 hrs

For all other foreign languages, two courses of unassigned foreign language credit is given, or one course credit for an AS-level examination. 

A, B, C

LANG 100T

8 hrs


Exam subjects listed in this table are only the most commonly seen subjects on the A-level and AS-level exams. Subjects not listed above will be reviewed individually.

* Art & Design examination: Credit is determined by departmental review of scores and portfolio of artwork produced in your program. Submit the following to [department] on CD: a minimum of 8 images of work produced in your program (no smaller than 1024x768 pixels), an image list corresponding to work that includes title, dimensions, date, and medium, and current contact information.  Credit is not guaranteed.

** History examination:  Credit is determined by departmental review of scores and content of courses taken. Submit a detailed written description of topics studied to the chair of the history program.

*** Note: must talk with program chair if you are a pre-health student