We continue on from Part 1 of our Introduction to A Levels. This time, why is the A Level better than the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students with unique strengths, and we tell you a little about the British programme here at Brillantmont International School.
What are the main strengths of the A Level, compared to the International Baccalaureate (IB)?
Brillantmont offers British A Level courses to students because we value the focused knowledge that students must show to pass these specialised exams. The IB programme, requiring students to study more subjects, is a great all-round test of an individual’s overall knowledge, which for all-round scholars can prove useful. However, we believe that there are many students with specific subject skills that, when developed through more focused studies, can elevate their knowledge and academic attainment to new heights. Also, arguably, British A Levels better prepare students for the highly specialised environment of a university, where one major discipline is usually undertaken.
So, British A Levels are an excellent choice for students with particular talents?
We believe so. For example, if a student demonstrates a particular aptitude for mathematics and science, and shows an interest in taking a scientific or engineering discipline at university, then that student could choose A Levels to suit such as maths and physics among others.
A Levels provide students with the chance to learn about the subjects they are enthusiastic and passionate about. This empowers the children we teach to hone their skills, improve their knowledge and increases their enthusiasm of the subject as their understanding grows.
Tell me more about A Levels at Brillantmont?
We recognise how important it is that the international community recognises the qualifications our students achieve, and few examinations are held in higher regard across the world than A Levels. The fact that the world’s top universities accept Brtitish A Level results as evidence of a student’s abilities, we feel makes them a great option to offer all our students.
Lastly, it’s important to realise the depth of our commitment to A Levels, which have been taught at Brillantmont for many years. In recognition of the excellent standards we have set, we were awarded Fellowship Centre Status in 2003.
So, if you’re looking for a safe, multicultural, beautiful and truly international environment in which A Levels are taught, do contact us here at Brillantmont. We have the skills, the knowledge and above all the experience to ensure your child has every chance to succeed at A Levels and beyond.
For more information on attending a day or boarding school here in Switzerland, please read Study in Switzerland: international schools in the heart of Europe.