Conventional thinking says all-rounders (with strong organisational skills) tend to prefer the IBDP, while those with a clearly defined academic passion and preference for science, or the arts, or languages or the humanities tend to favour the A Level.
To read more about A Levels click here, and for the IBDP click here.
Click here to understand the differences between the IBDP and A Levels.
There are 30 schools offering the IBDP, including six that are full IB schools and also follow the IB Primary Years (PYP) and Middle Years Programmes (MYP). There’s a smaller choice of just 10 schools offering A Levels in Hong Kong. Han Academy, which opened in 2017, currently offers A Levels and plans to also offer the IBDP; this would make it the only school in Hong Kong to offer students the choice of both post-16 curricula.
Hong Kong’s largest provider of English-medium international education, the English Schools Foundation (ESF), offers the IBDP at its five secondary schools and two all-through schools.
Read on to find out more about where to study A Levels and the IBDP in Hong Kong.