Anonymous asked: I also recently got accepted into two UK boarding schools, but my main decision is between saying where I am or going to one of them. I'm having a hard time choosing between taking the IB course or the A-levels course. What advice would you have for someone in my situation?
To be honest, I don’t know what the difference between IB and A-level is. There are a lot of things to take in to account besides that though.
To address the course type first though, I chose to go to boarding school because my “home school” didn’t have hardly any advanced courses and the regular track didn’t challenge me enough. Also, there were actually opportunities at my boarding school like studying in other countries, tons of course options, internships, research projects, infinite clubs, tons of service projects, etc. that the high school I started at didn’t have and never would.
Keep in mind that you can always transfer out of your boarding school back to where you currently go to school but it would be harder if you chose not to go and then changed your mind and had to go through the application process all over again.
(if you explain the difference between the course types I might be able to help with that a bit more. Sorry.)