IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

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IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby picknicking_inthe_grass » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi, would be grateful to get some advice and views on choosing between an IP program that leads to IBDP or an IP program that leads to the GCE 'A' Levels. Thanks!

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby lexis » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:02 pm

No advice, but there is a lot of useful information in the ACS(I) parent's networking group forum.

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby emoh » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:45 pm

picknicking_inthe_grass wrote:Hi, would be grateful to get some advice and views on choosing between an IP program that leads to IBDP or an IP program that leads to the GCE 'A' Levels. Thanks!


U may want to look at this previous thread

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... 0&start=70

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby picknicking_inthe_grass » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:50 pm

Thanks so much for pointing the way, the information was useful :wink:

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby UncleLim » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:05 pm

I think most of us are familiar with the A Levels system. IB is the one we need to read up on. The main IB website is at http://www.ibo.org/. Hope it helps.

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby picknicking_inthe_grass » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:44 pm

Already checked out the website, thanks!

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby Skyed » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:50 pm

I think one of the major considerations you should take into account is how 100% of the A level grade is based solely on that exam alone whereas for IB there's a portion that is not based on the final exam alone.

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby picknicking_inthe_grass » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:37 am

Yes, I think that is a very important consideration, thanks for highlighting! I am more inclined towards the IB program. Much appreciated!

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby PSLE 2012 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:44 pm

picknicking_inthe_grass wrote:Yes, I think that is a very important consideration, thanks for highlighting! I am more inclined towards the IB program. Much appreciated!


Hi,

My son sat for PSLE last year and is in the IP leading to IB Diploma. If you have any specific questions you can pm me and I will try my best to answer your questions if you do not want to post your questions here :)

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Re: IP that leads to IBDP or GCE'A' Level

Postby lexis » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:11 pm

I have heard comments that thr IB isn't as rigorous as the A levels (referring to depth of study. Any views? Thanks

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