There are many schools overseas that offer a British Curriculum to their students. Overseas schools describing themselves as “British” are subject to recognition by the British government via a voluntary inspection scheme operated by the Department for Education in the UK.
These schools will educate students from the ages of 3 to 18 who will then sit IGCSE and A Level exams in accordance with the British Curriculum. Historically, the exam certificates issued would be recognised by authorities in that country, for example, a student who obtained their A Level certificates at a British School in Spain could then apply for Higher Education at a Spanish University without the need for any further recognition of their qualifications.
Following the exit of the UK from the European Union this is, unfortunately, no longer the case. UK qualifications obtained from British Overseas Schools now need to be legalised in order to be formally recognised by non-UK authorities. Acceptance of a UK exam certificate by a non-UK authority is now predicated on the document being firstly certified by a UK solicitor and also then being issued with a Hague Apostille certificate.
We are in a perfect position to assist British International Schools and their students with this process. If a UK exam certificate is sent to us we can arrange for this to be correctly certified and legalised with an apostille via the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in a matter of days! This simplifies this process considerably for our clients, more so if they are based overseas.
We have worked with many British Overseas Schools to support them with the legalisation of their students’ documents. If you are a representative of a British School and the need for this service has arisen then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. You will benefit from considerable discounts, a dedicated account manager, an easy ordering process and a very quick turnaround time.
To give some more background about our company, we are probably the most established legalisation service in the UK. We have been providing this service for almost 25 years, since 1998. We are also usually the cheapest service available as we aim to offer the best value and customer service. You can find reviews of our service here - https://www.reviews.co.uk/company-reviews/store/the-apostille-service