**URGENT** Switching from the IB to A-Levels: Geography, English and Maths

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    I am aware that there are several discussions about switching from the IB to A-Levels already, however, I have questions for some specific subjects.

    I have just started my second year of the IB. I never intended to switch to A-Levels, but there is a possibility of moving to a city in Indonesia soon (I am currently living in the UK), where the only international school only does Cambridge International AS & A-Levels. It's a pretty complicated situation and I wouldn't be able to stay in the UK to finish the IB.

    The IB subjects that I'm currently doing:
    - Physics (Higher Level)
    - Geography (Higher Level)
    - Art (Higher Level)
    - French (Standard Level)
    - Maths (Standard Level)
    - English Language and Literature (Standard Level)

    The A-Level subjects that I consider doing:
    - Geography
    - English Literature
    - Maths

    I'm concerned about whether or not I'd be able to catch up and get good grades. I have checked the A-Level English literature syllabus, and I have studied none of the texts. For maths and geography, I think it's pretty similar to the things that I've been learning in the IB. Any opinions or suggestions?

    Have you cross-posted this to the A-level forum? You might get some help there.

    I'm afraid I can't help you much, because your subject combination is completely different from mine (and I haven't done A levels either).

    Honestly though, seeing how you may not have much of a choice in the matter - just embrace the change and do the best you can. Life is full of the unexpected, and when changes occur the only thing you can do is to work as hard as you can, and it should be good enough. If you're going to end up in A levels anyway and you want to do well, start doing your research on what the international school offers in each subject. Email them. Call them. Find out which texts/topics you're going to be studying, and start making preparations in advance. Make sure you're as ready as you possibly can be. At the same time, don't stress yourself out about it, just deal with it as it comes, baby steps, topic by topic, you'll be fine.

    best wishes.
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