KCL Conditional Offer - Confused


tripwires
Hi guys,

I received a conditional offer from KCL last week. I basically have to take an English test (I forgot which one) and get a certain score. As I'm Singaporean and have been speaking, writing and studying in the English language since I was 6 years old at least, and our working language is English, I wrote to KCL to ask why there was this language requirement imposed and if I could get a waiver.

I received a reply from KCL but I have no idea what it means.

'Thank you for your message.

In order to apply to the UKBA for a CAS No. Kings College London have to claim that

We have assessed this student's English language ability and confirm that it is equivalent to CEFR Level B2 or higher in each of the four components of language learning.'

What is UKBA? What is CAS No.? Do I still have to take the English test? Is there any way I can not take it?

Thanks for your time.
Hi guys,

I received a conditional offer from KCL last week. I basically have to take an English test (I forgot which one) and get a certain score. As I'm Singaporean and have been speaking, writing and studying in the English language since I was 6 years old at least, and our working language is English, I wrote to KCL to ask why there was this language requirement imposed and if I could get a waiver.

I received a reply from KCL but I have no idea what it means.

'Thank you for your message.

In order to apply to the UKBA for a CAS No. King’s College London have to claim that

“We have assessed this student's English language ability and confirm that it is equivalent to CEFR Level B2 or higher in each of the four components of language learning”.'

What is UKBA? What is CAS No.? Do I still have to take the English test? Is there any way I can not take it?

Thanks for your time.

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effloresce
I think basically this is for the purposes of visa applications. UKBA is the UK Border Agency and the CAS No. seems to be a number that you are assigned by the school to certify to the BA that you are a genuine student etc and is a requirement for a Tier 4 visa (for students to enter the UK). The email isn't clear so I'd suggest you email again and ask... the only way I think you can get around it is if KCL grants you a waiver.
I think basically this is for the purposes of visa applications. UKBA is the UK Border Agency and the CAS No. seems to be a number that you are assigned by the school to certify to the BA that you are a genuine student etc and is a requirement for a Tier 4 visa (for students to enter the UK). The email isn't clear so I'd suggest you email again and ask... the only way I think you can get around it is if KCL grants you a waiver.
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Also, when you email them make sure to ask them when they are going to take the English language test.
Also, when you email them make sure to ask them when they are going to take the English language test.
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tripwires
Also, when you email them make sure to ask them when they are going to take the English language test.


LOL. I wondered the same thing myself.
<blockquote>Also, when you email them make sure to ask them when they are going to take the English language test.</blockquote>

LOL. I wondered the same thing myself.
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tripwires
The admissions officer replied to say that the conditioned has not been waived.

This is really quite ridiculous. There's no way that they have not had any previous applicants from my school. We're one of the top law schools in Asia. I'm just at a loss for words at this point, really.
The admissions officer replied to say that the conditioned has not been waived.

This is really quite ridiculous. There's no way that they have not had any previous applicants from my school. We're one of the top law schools in Asia. I'm just at a loss for words at this point, really.
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