VS or ACSI

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VS or ACSI

Postby Amberglades » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:28 pm

Any idea what is the indicative COP for VS? Is it worth to try if the score is 250?

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby Amberglades » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:05 pm

If cant get in VS IP, is it better to choose VS O or over ACSI?

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby Edureach » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:19 pm

Apart from distance, first understand the difference btw A-level and IB. Then yr choice is clearer.

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby jedamum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:45 pm

Edureach wrote:Apart from distance, first understand the difference btw A-level and IB. Then yr choice is clearer.

off topic, both me and my husband never took A-levels before. Is there a characteristics/skills profile of the type of students suitable for the respective route? are students in IB able to gain entry into local Uni?
do we have a separate thread on this? i am keen to find out more.
TQ.

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby Edureach » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:06 am

jedamum wrote:
Edureach wrote:Apart from distance, first understand the difference btw A-level and IB. Then yr choice is clearer.

off topic, both me and my husband never took A-levels before. Is there a characteristics/skills profile of the type of students suitable for the respective route? are students in IB able to gain entry into local Uni?
do we have a separate thread on this? i am keen to find out more.
TQ.


Students with good IB scores hve no problem gaining places in local unis including winning top scholarships.

IB demands consistency as up to 30% is factored into internal assesment. Its a two-yr programme beginning frm yr 5. Community services and CIP are compulsory unlike A-level.

An IB student takes 3 HL subjects + 3 SL subjects plus TOK, extended essay, community services and CIP. Highest grade is 7 which is equivalent to A and six which is euivalent to B. These are the quality grades that matters. IB curriculum is broader but less indept as compare to A-level.

Those who are masters of one shot exam are more suited for A-level.

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby Zhuge » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:07 am

one school fees is $300/mth and the other $30/mth

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby Edureach » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:09 am

Zhuge wrote:one school fees is $300/mth and the other $30/mth


$450 for IB year 5 and 6.

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby zeemimi » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:11 am

Edureach wrote:
Zhuge wrote:one school fees is $300/mth and the other $30/mth


$450 for IB year 5 and 6.


is there any scholarship / subsidies? heavy going for middle income who do not fit into those requiring financial assistance.
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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby Edureach » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:13 am

zeemimi wrote:
Edureach wrote:
Zhuge wrote:one school fees is $300/mth and the other $30/mth


$450 for IB year 5 and 6.


is there any scholarship / subsidies? heavy going for middle income who do not fit into those requiring financial assistance.


All IB schs are independent schs. Household income of not more than $7000 qualifies for subsidies.

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Re: VS or ACSI

Postby jedamum » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:32 am

Edureach wrote:
jedamum wrote:
Edureach wrote:Apart from distance, first understand the difference btw A-level and IB. Then yr choice is clearer.

off topic, both me and my husband never took A-levels before. Is there a characteristics/skills profile of the type of students suitable for the respective route? are students in IB able to gain entry into local Uni?
do we have a separate thread on this? i am keen to find out more.
TQ.


Students with good IB scores hve no problem gaining places in local unis including winning top scholarships.

IB demands consistency as up to 30% is factored into internal assesment. Its a two-yr programme beginning frm yr 5. Community services and CIP are compulsory unlike A-level.

An IB student takes 3 HL subjects + 3 SL subjects plus TOK, extended essay, community services and CIP. Highest grade is 7 which is equivalent to A and six which is euivalent to B. These are the quality grades that matters. IB curriculum is broader but less indept as compare to A-level.

Those who are masters of one shot exam are more suited for A-level.

Thanks Edureach. :)
gonna read up more these 2 years. :sweat:

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