The HKALE and its overseas counterparts HKALE vs Britain's A-Levels Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) boasts one of the toughest pre-university examination syllabuses in the world. The qualification is equivalent to A-levels in Britain. Jimmy Wong, chief executive at Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre, said students getting average Hong Kong Certificate of Education Exam (HKCEE) results, say Grade D, could study in Sixth and Seventh Form in Britain. This would help familiarise them with the curriculum and sit for A-levels. He said most of them often got outstanding results and were able to enter fairly good universities. HKALE vs Australia's Year 12 Students can apply for a degree at Australian universities with their HKALE qualification, which is equivalent to Australia's Year 12 level. HKALE students should secure distinctive exam results to be admitted to top universities in Australia. As most universities in Australia organise their own one-year foundation courses, students may also choose to go immediately after Form Five to take the courses. Mr Wong said students getting Grade C and D at HKCEE usually could succeed in the foundation courses and were able to apply to top universities in Australia. HKALE vs America's Grade 12 Universities in the United States are based on the credit system. Students with average grades of C and D at HKALE are eligible to apply for a degree with most US universities. Those having a better HKALE result will be granted credits so they may finish a degree in three years instead of four. Form Six in Hong Kong is equivalent to Grade 12 in the US. Together with TOEFL or SAT results, students can apply for first year in universities. HKALE vs Canada's Grade 12 HKCEE graduates can apply for Grade 11 or 12 in Canada depending on their exam result. Universities in Canada are based on a credit system and students can accumulate credits for Grade 11 and 12 for university studies. Students will not get credits for their HKALE result. But with good HKALE achievements, students can apply for first year study at Canadian universities.