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Which is harder - an A level or an IB?

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    They are graded qualifications so saying one is conclusively better than the other is ridiculous.
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    They are graded qualifications so saying one is conclusively better than the other is ridiculous.
    IB is seen as the gold standard by university admissions officers.
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    (Original post by GentlemanOfTheRoad)
    IB is seen as the gold standard by university admissions officers.
    That is just not true.

    A* - MAths
    A* - F- Maths
    A* - Physics
    A* - Chem

    Super rigorous and better than anything you can get at IB if you are applying for a natural sciences or engineering.

    IB is more of a liberal arts education.
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    That is just not true.

    A* - MAths
    A* - F- Maths
    A* - Physics
    A* - Chem

    Super rigorous and better than anything you can get at IB if you are applying for a natural sciences or engineering.

    IB is more of a liberal arts education.
    LMFAO

    liberal arts? Tell that to someone doing HL Physics Chemistry Maths or SL Further maths. They're also bringing in HL further maths which is harder than A2 further maths.
    Liberal education my arse.
    I did A Levels for a week. IB is so much harder.
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    That is just not true.

    A* - MAths
    A* - F- Maths
    A* - Physics
    A* - Chem

    Super rigorous and better than anything you can get at IB if you are applying for a natural sciences or engineering.

    IB is more of a liberal arts education.
    LOL IB HL Maths and HL Physics is definitely harder than as they are in A-Levels.
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    (Original post by c.anez)
    LOL IB HL Maths and HL Physics is definitely harder than as they are in A-Levels.
    How about if you compare IB with A-levels for Economics?
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    (Original post by thats_attractive)
    But for HL Maths, (A level maths and half of further) individual IB subjects are (mostly) less in-depth than A level subjects.
    However overall I think IB is more strenuous, and a more balanced qualification - due to TOK and EE and whatnot.
    I don't do the IB, I do A-level but my friend does and the work he has to do in economics is way more in depth and harder than the A-level course and HL maths for the IB is around university level which is why not many people in England do it
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    (Original post by Rkai01)
    How about if you compare IB with A-levels for Economics?
    I tutored a boy who was doing A-level economics and his brother was doing IB economics and the A-level papers were ridiculously easy in comparison to the IB papers

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