As an educational institution, we often get asked by international students and their families about the differences between an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level). Colloquially known as IBDP and A Levels respectively, both high school programmes are respected and recognised by universities globally – with some key differences.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought us many challenges over the past two years. From health woes, prolonged absences from school and the loneliness brought about by weeks of HBL, this new world order has given many of us new perspectives on some of the pre-COVID luxuries we took for granted.
Because literature is a reflection of humanity, one of the questions teachers always ask themselves is, what lifelong learning do we want students to gain from the study of one text?