I'm having a talk at school tonight about choosing between IB and A Level in the sixth form starting in autumn 2019. I know this is massively early to be worrying about it (I'm not) but I'm just premptively thinking about it. I want to do history, geography and chemistry (definitely) with an aim to do history at university, but beyond that I haven't really decided. Any experiences of A-Level or IB would be welcome.
IB v A-Level choice Watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2017 17:12
- 24-01-2017 01:03
If you know what you want to do for sure, specialisation is best. Perhaps a levels would be a good choice as they give you an in depth study of 3 areas, giving you time for extra reading etc whereas IB could be a little overwhelming doing so many subjects when really you know what you want to do and a levels can get you there just as easily, and you can eliminate any subjects you may not feel as passionate about. I don't have much experience of IB but I do a levels and I can honestly say that I really enjoy them. I no longer have to do subjects I dislike, I am only doing humanities. So yeah, if you think specialising early would be good for you then a levels would be beneficial as youre studying 3 subjects in depth rather than some in depth and others not if you catch my drift. But saying that, whatever you choose won't affect uni applications as unis make IB and a level offers, so it's more about what is right for you.Last edited by rosie.mn; 24-01-2017 at 01:05.