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international baccalaureate

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by thedeafmusician, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    has anyone here ever done one? if so, what's it like? is it actually worth it do you think? :unsure:
  2. Scum

    Scum Well-Known Member

    I have not done it, but my brother looked into it (he is going onto AS levels next year).

    There are pros and cons to doing it, ie, you dont get a particular specialism, but you do get a wide range of subjects. Maybe it's worth going to your careers guidance person and talking through your options, ie the IB, what you would do if you didn't do that, what you want to do afterwards (if you know), stuff like that.

    At the end of the day, whatever you do next year allows you many options and is flexible. Also, I suspect that if, within the first couple of weeks of your course, you realise you don't like it, you could change your course.
  3. 894316521

    894316521 Guest

    i'm in the prepatory IB program, was in middle years
    still on waiting list for the IB diploma program
    it's stressful i guess...the homework load goes like a cycle, almost no homework for a week, then projects, essays, in-class essays, and tests come one after another for a few weeks, then you get a small break, and so on..
    i dunno if other schools are like this, but every friday, the IBers have to go to an extra class afterschool
    universities don't care if you're in IB or not(just what most people say), they look at your grades...so it's either you do good in IB, or it's crap, there's really no "in-betweens" i have a friend who was in IB, but had an avg % of 83 ish and couldn't get into a university she probably could have gotten in if she was in the regular program
    oh and there's also the extended essay..

    if you're up to the challenge and workload, go for it
    and remember, just because it's IB, it doesn't mean that it's the best program for you
    some people are just better off in the regular program
  4. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    My school does the IB. I'm not doing it, but it seems to be hard going, with a lot of learning and subjects (a minimum of 6?) to take.

    Have a Google around?
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