Why choose A Levels?
The biggest advantage of A Levels is arguably the ability to specialize. Students can gain in-depth, expert knowledge on 3-4 subjects over the course of 2 years which play to their strengths. They can drop subjects that they do not excel, or have any interest in, and instead apply themselves to a handful of subjects which they are passionate about. Students can choose combos, such as Art and Music, or Biology and Chemistry; or they can choose completely independent, separate subjects such as Maths and History. Either way, it is important to note that A Levels provide the opportunity for greater focus and high levels of achievement.
As well as detailed learning, A Levels also encourage independent study. Typically, A Levels require less classroom time than the IBDP, therefore it gives schools more space to supplement the taught curriculum with programmes that devote time to building skills, knowledge and other essential work-place qualities. For example, students at the British School of Yangon can study the Eclipse Programme, a complimentary curriculum which focuses on enrichment, extended learning, community outreach and leadership.