UAE and Qatar are two unique educational locations of the world. With over 90% of the population constituting of expatriates from all over the world - the educational requirements are equally diversified.
In UAE & Qatar there are over 1000 international schools. According to most estimates over 65% of these schools offer British curriculum. These schools are assisting students for primary, secondary and sixth form.
Students in the Middle East are facing a challenging decision: to undertake A Levels or to select IB diploma. Although, it may not be fair to compare one pre-university programme with another when their objectives and philosophies may widely differ.
For students in Middle East especially those studying in UAE, Qatar & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia preparing for IGCSE & A-Levels examinations can be a bit challenging.
Saudi Arabia has just announced the biggest education budget in the country's history: larger even than its military budget for the year.