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Could A-levels be the right choice for your child?

Date Posted: Saturday 08 August 2020

A levels or IB? This will be the question for many international parents living in or moving to Geneva and having to choose the best path for their child’s future. Students can choose between a number of curriculum options in the final school years, from A-levels, the IB diploma, or if they have a sufficient level of French, the French Baccalaureate or the Swiss Maturité.

While the IB diploma (International Baccalaureate) has become the most common choice for expat families in this area in recent years, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily better for your child.

‘Things to Do in Geneva’, renowned local website, speaks to Tim Meunier, head of Geneva English School (GES) in Versoix about why his school offers an A-level diploma programme; common misconceptions about A-levels and why this path could be right choice for your child.

WHAT ARE A-LEVELS?

‘MISCONCEPTIONS’ ABOUT A-LEVELS

WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A-LEVELS AND IB?

SO, DOESN’T THAT MEAN A-LEVELS ARE MUCH NARROWER THAN IB?

SO, WHY COULD A-LEVELS BE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR CHILD?

WHO ARE A-LEVELS BEST FOR?

In conclusion, this is why Mr Meunier, believes A-levels is the right choice for many international students.

An A-levels programme affords individuals the flexibility to choose courses that suit their skills, talents and interests, while also allowing the time to supplement their studies with elements that go beyond the confines of exams, adding contrast, depth and breadth.
Mr Meunier