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Which Program is more prestigious, AICE Cambridge, or IB
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So I am in 8th grade and I am having a tough time deciding whether to choose IB or the AICE Cambridge. I've heard amazing things about both and I like the flexibility of AICE Cambridge but I also like the way IB prepares you for a college environment. Both sound like good programs, but since I want to go to an Ivy League school, I want to know which is more rigorous or prestigious, so I have a better chance of getting into the school of my choice.

Thanks for your help, William

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a year ago

While both programs are quite rigorous, IB is more prestigious because of its college-prep focus. Taking IB classes will improve your chances of admission the most. Hope this helps!

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a year ago

They are both great! IB is recognized everywhere, including the U.S. Cambridge is also recognized everywhere, but less prestigious than IB in the U.S.

I did Cambridge and wish I had the opportunity to do IB.

I'm not sure how this works where you live, but from what I know, you start IB when you're 16 or so years old, and the IB program is 2 years long. So, either your school has a pre-IB program as well, or Cambridge, or they mix it up. Some people do Cambridge GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level and then follow that with 2 years of IB instead of A-levels. I would suggest asking somebody familiar with the way things work in your school and country.

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