Transition from A level to IB (International Baccalaureate)Watch this thread
A level choices:
- further maths
- computer science
- SL english (not sure what the difference between lit and lang/lit is)
- SL ab initio japanese
- SL psychology
- HL computer science
- HL physics
- HL maths (not sure which, whatever is most advanced/hardest)
my questions is will i be able to transition to IB smoothly without having to retake a year? I would have never done psychology before, but english doesn't seem like a problem and i've been learning japanese in my free time for a year already. Will there be a step up in maths/physics etc?
any help or advice is appreciated! thanks in advance
Are there indeed no schools in France that offer the A-Levels?
If so, if I were in your situation, I would actually think of continuing studying A-Levels privately / online (look for external tutors). The IB is a lot of work and could give you a severe culture shock as an A-Level student. It's not just 6 subjects but there is also the Extended Essay, CAS activities and TOK subject to do.
The Maths A-Levels definitely can be taken as a private candidate. For CS, I think it depends on the exam board (if it's 100% externally assessed, you definitely can take it as a private candidate).
But anyway, Maths HL is in between A-Level Maths and Further Maths. I'm not sure about Physics HL though.
Here's a link to some international schools in France, some of which have A-Levels: