A growing number of institutions in the US are implementing test-flexible or test-optional policies for international applicants to remove barriers, accepting A-Levels and Gaokao scores as well as SATs.
I think the market will not be like the old times, with everyone taking that much time on English study. But the study abroad trend is not changed, it is still there and more people will choose to study abroad.
Plans to remove English language testing from China's highly competitive university entrance exam will come into force a year earlier than originally planned. Students will now sit an external English exam that can be taken multiple times throughout the year as part of the university admissions process.
The University of Sydney in Australia has announced that it will now accept top Chinese undergraduate degree applicants without requiring them to take a foundation pathway programme, if they excel in the Gaokao exam and have excellent English...