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Applying to Cardiff University

Main entry routes

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The majority of students go to university at the age of 18. A variety of qualifications are offered by students:

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GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education, GCE General Certificate of Education, VCE Vocational Certificate of Education, A-Level Advanced Level, AS Advanced Supplementary (1st Year of A-Levels), GNVQ General National Vocational Qualification, IB International Baccalaureate, WBQ Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

Useful fact

There are 50,000 courses to choose, at around 380 Higher Education Institutions.