IB vs A Level: Where to Study in Singapore?

One of the most common questions when it comes to choosing an international secondary school in Singapore is whether to study the IBDP or A Levels. To help you make that decision, we've rounded up the schools offering the two curricula and looked at the programmes offered, their performance and cost.
IB vs A Level: Where to Study in Singapore?
By Carli Allan
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Which Singapore schools are more affordable? IB or A Levels?

Fees are typically higher at IB schools. Why? Because participating IB schools pay fees to become authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) as well as annual fees, and must provide regular training for staff.

Tuition fees for the IBDP range from the lowest at Global Indian International School, SMART Campus Punggol: $18,324; NPS International School: $24,900; and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent): $28,800. The most expensive schools for the IBDP include Tanglin Trust School: $39,948; Stamford American International School: $41,342; Australian International School, Singapore: $ 42,432; and Dulwich College, Singapore: $44,000.

Tuition fees for A Levels range from the lowest at DPS International School, Singapore: $15,408; Ascensia Institute: $16,000; and Dimensions International College: $17,600. The most expensive schools for A Levels include the Insworld Institute: $22,500 and Tanglin Trust School: $39,948.

(Please check each individual school for additional fees such as building levy, technology fee etc.)

Next: Which Singapore schools perform best in the IBDP and A Levels?

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