Poly vs ‘A’ level vs IB diploma infographic, updated with new 2015 statistics! We’ve also compiled the ‘O’ Level Results 2015: the Ultimate Guide, for your ease of reference. You’ve just finished your GCE ‘O’ Levels and are now faced with an intimidating choice: “Which educational path should I choose?” Deciding on the ‘right’ path is stressful for students and parents, so here is a quick 3 part series of infographics we hope will help you in the process. You can also try to find an IB or ‘A’ Level tutor in Singapore to help you decide. The 2 main streams are the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (IBDP). The GCE ‘A’ Levels is the 1st tertiary examination system, having been introduced to Singapore in 1969. Following shortly after was the IBDP in 1977, which has gained significant popularity in recent years. While both the examinations prepare students for entry to undergraduate degrees and are strong attainment indicators for university admission, there are some core differences between them. Knowing these differences can help students to make a more informed choice to plan their future appropriately. In this first part, you will get an overview of the decisive factors to consider when choosing between both systems, including the schools which offer the programs, the fees associated with each and the entry requirements. When you’re finished with this one, keep reading on to Part II – The Mechanics, where you will get a better idea of the nooks and crannies behind each curriculum. If you’re sure that IB isn’t for you, check out our discussion of the JC versus polytechnic debate.