If your child has particular interests or talents, A-levels offer more flexibility and choice, says Mr Meunier.
For example, a student who aspires to pursue medicine at University can tailor their curriculum to include all Sciences (Physics, Biology and Chemistry), a choice not possible within the framework of the IB diploma.
A-level students also have more time to dedicate to their core subjects of choice, leading to greater in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of these subjects, says Mr Meunier.
In addition, there is a focus on equipping students with skills in critical thinking, analyzing ideas and presenting opinions and arguments which are important tools for future university studies. And while there are additional compulsory courses, there is still time for students to pursue other interests such as music or sports, allowing for a more balanced student.
The flexibility in choosing subjects may well lead to more focused and more motivated students, which can ultimately result in higher grades and better preparation in subjects they are keen to follow at university.