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 19 international schools in Thailand offering the IBDP, including five that are full IB schools and also follow the IB Primary Years (PYP) and Middle Years Programmes (MYP).
There are more than 35 international and private schools offering GCE Advanced Level or International A Levels in Thailand. Most recently, Brighton College Bangkok opened its sixth form in 2019 to offer A Levels, and its first cohort will sit their exams in 2021. BCIS Phuket and Wellington College International Bangkok plan to offer A Levels as they roll out senior years in the future.
Read on to find out more about where to study A Levels and the IBDP in Thailand.