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Look, i am in Year 11 and i have come at a point where i have to choose between A-Levels OR IB, and i dont know which one to do because people say A-Levels are easier or IB is harder or random ****.

Can somone help me decide, with inclusion of Pro's and Con's, if IB is better or A - Levels?

I am planning to take the following subjects for IB :

Math HL
Phyiscs HL
Geography HL
Business Management HL
Spanish SL
English Lang/Lit SL

P.S. The 4 HL's is there becuase my school says that if i am taking Math HL i have to take another HL only for the first year and then i can drop any other HL (crazy right!!!)
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(Original post by NK778)
Look, i am in Year 11 and i have come at a point where i have to choose between A-Levels OR IB, and i dont know which one to do because people say A-Levels are easier or IB is harder or random ****.

Can somone help me decide, with inclusion of Pro's and Con's, if IB is better or A - Levels?

I am planning to take the following subjects for IB :

Math HL
Phyiscs HL
Geography HL
Business Management HL
Spanish SL
English Lang/Lit SL

P.S. The 4 HL's is there becuase my school says that if i am taking Math HL i have to take another HL only for the first year and then i can drop any other HL (crazy right!!!)
A level allows you to specialise in a subject more and just focus on the subjects you like best.Ib is good if you want to apply to universities abroad, or prefer a more well rounded education.
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I really dont know since i want to become an aeronautical / aerospace engineer and i dont mind extra work but the essays and TOK is scaring me a bit.
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I really dont know since i want to become an aeronautical / aerospace engineer and i dont mind extra work but the essays and TOK is scaring me a bit.
I would do a level.As you could do further maths,maths and physics which is essentially what you need to do engineering.There is no point doing IB as you will be spending time doing subjects that are not relevant to your future career and will just take up your time.If you do a level you will only focus on subjects that will be beneficial to you.
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I would do a level.As you could do further maths,maths and physics which is essentially what you need to do engineering.There is no point doing IB as you will be spending time doing subjects that are not relevant to your future career and will just take up your time.If you do a level you will only focus on subjects that will be beneficial to you.
Yes, but if i do bail on this career wont my options be more open
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Yes, but if i do bail on this career wont my options be more open
if you do maths,further maths and physics, you have plenty of options!!For example you can work in finance,actuarial science,teaching,be a physicist and go into research,be an accountant, go into business,go into computer science,trading, the list goes on and on.I do not see how will doing english,business,spanish and geography give you many lucrative options, they're quite limiting subjects in my opinion.I would stick with doing a level personally.
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2 of my friends started doing IB and then repeated the year and did A Levels instead. They have weekly IB rants. it really was that bad.
It is so much more work, you've got 6 subjects, TOK, extended essay, IAs for each subject, community service, honestly it's just ridiculous please don't do this to yourself.
If I were you I'd just do 4-5 A levels, maybe drop one later if it's too much.
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