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International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 8th 2009, 06:40 PM

The IB program. Either you've heard of it, or you haven't xD My high school has offered this program for a few years now, the first IB class just graduating this year.
Those of you who aren't sure what it is, check out the website, and those of you who do know (or are even IN it :O) should leave your comments.
I, personally, am a partial IB diploma student which is much too complicated to explain xD and I've always wondered what people in other parts of the country/world thought of IB.


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 8th 2009, 07:58 PM

I have never taken an IB class, but I know that IB classes are harder than AP classes. The downside is that colleges will not give you credit for taking an IB class like they do with AP classes.


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 9th 2009, 06:01 AM

Our school had IB classes and some Universities offered some credits for having completed the IB classes, but the catch was that it had to be for certain degrees. Not all the degrees could accept an IB credit. So it would suck if you did all that work and didn't really get recongnition for it.
   
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 12th 2009, 09:01 PM

The university I plan on attending will take IB credits. The only credit I am completing however is English, but still, it's a start on university before I even get there! ^^


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 13th 2009, 01:24 AM

From my experiences in the UK, the general feeling from people I know who take it is that it's much harder work, yet it carries a lot less weight with Universities than the Standard A-Levels.

Then again people I know on it are actually wanting to study out the country, so it has a great benefit in that sense.


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 13th 2009, 02:31 AM

I took IB but left after my freshman year. The work was pretty much just AP stuff with different anagrams. I left under differences between what I thought was teaching - and what they thought was teaching.lol

My German teacher was horrid. He'd just play a cd and would then turn around and grade tests for an hour. Brought that up with my IB Coordinator and Director. They said "well, German teachers are hard to come by...." - to which I brought my mother into the picture. I had told both my mother and coordinator that if this wasn't resolved, I'd leave the next week.

The IB Director told my mother "you be the parent and make her be the child"..to which I signed out of the program 2 minutes later

Granted, it was a pretty awesome place to go (not including the German teacher).
but the work at IB is no different than the work at my public AP classes.

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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 13th 2009, 02:53 AM

I'm going to an IB high school next year!
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Maybe you can help me out or something...
J/K...but really, I think that the IB program is a cool idea, even though I have no idea how it works...
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 16th 2009, 12:59 AM

I was in IB. But I dropped out because it is very time intensive. The work isn't necessarily harder but it's a lot more in breadth, I found, rather than depth. Plus all of my outside issues didn't help the problem. In the end it just wasn't for me. However, I do find that many students who successfully complete the IB program do very very well in college/university because it does encourage critical thinking and an assiduous and organized approach to coursework.


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 16th 2009, 05:56 AM

Hiya,

I'm inn the IB program now at my school. year 11. and i find it a very time intensive program. I think i learn more about myself then i do from the classes. It's a very well rounding program. Personally I like it. It keeps me busy and away from home. =)

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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 26th 2009, 04:18 PM

The IB is the same standard as the A-levels we do in the UK, which is apparently the same level as 1st year college in the US. Therefore if you're in the US, you will find it challenging, if you're in the UK, you're more likely to find it alright.

I think the primary difference with the IB is the range of subjects studied, and this is both an advantage and a disadvantage.
   
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 26th 2009, 04:20 PM

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From my experiences in the UK, the general feeling from people I know who take it is that it's much harder work, yet it carries a lot less weight with Universities than the Standard A-Levels.
This is not true. IB is just as well regarded as A-levels, if not more. If you achieve the maximum grades possible the UCAS point's are equivalent to 6 A grades at A2. I know that for medicine - one of the most competitive subjects - many Universities unofficially prefer IB qualifications.
   
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 26th 2009, 04:33 PM

the sixth form college i'm going to in september offers it.. but theres no way i'd do it seeing as you have to do maths, some science and a language. which are all my worst subjects!.

i always thought its very highly regarded by universities because it shows you can do a wide range of subjects to a very high standard.. however having so many subjects [i think it's 7.. although i might be wrong] can be a disadvantage also.

so yeah i'm starting my AS levels in september.. that way i can do what i want rather than what i have to do, as i'd have to if i did IB.


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 26th 2009, 04:34 PM

All I'm saying is that people who applied with IB's seem to have had a much harder time of it then those just using A-Levels with Unis.


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 26th 2009, 09:58 PM

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All I'm saying is that people who applied with IB's seem to have had a much harder time of it then those just using A-Levels with Unis.
That probably is to do with their scores in the IB, rather than the fact they've done IB. But people who do badly in the IB would do badly with A-levels too, IB is no harder than 4 A-levels. But as I said, if you get the highest scores for IB your UCAS points are equivalent to 6 A's at A-level, which considering the IB is the amount of work as 4-A levels, is pretty damn good.
   
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 31st 2009, 03:20 AM

well my experience with ib is that it gives the students & the teachers that teach it a snobby pride.
i left the ib program after my freshmen year because i didnt want that label, as being stuck up.
and needless to say only 2 of the people that use to be my "friends" still talk to me, the rest dont think that im good enough because i dropped it.
at the school that i went to for ib the classes were all ap and honors, nothing special.
   
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - July 31st 2009, 03:37 PM

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That probably is to do with their scores in the IB, rather than the fact they've done IB. But people who do badly in the IB would do badly with A-levels too, IB is no harder than 4 A-levels. But as I said, if you get the highest scores for IB your UCAS points are equivalent to 6 A's at A-level, which considering the IB is the amount of work as 4-A levels, is pretty damn good.
The problem people were running into is that some universities for their subjects want the A-Level because it was, in the admissions offices words: "Two years dedicated the to the study of the subject solely, which the IB could not offer."


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - August 2nd 2009, 04:22 PM

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The problem people were running into is that some universities for their subjects want the A-Level because it was, in the admissions offices words: "Two years dedicated the to the study of the subject solely, which the IB could not offer."
Neither does A-level, unless you only do one, and then you'd be fucked when it comes to apply anyway
IB gives you just as much as A-level

The only way to do this would be to do a BTEC and they're just a joke really.
   
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - August 2nd 2009, 04:47 PM

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Neither does A-level, unless you only do one, and then you'd be fucked when it comes to apply anyway
IB gives you just as much as A-level

The only way to do this would be to do a BTEC and they're just a joke really.
No, I think they meant that they'd rather have someone who's studied subjects specifically instead of the mish-mash of subjects an IB throws in. But hey, that was the universities words, not mine.


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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - August 3rd 2009, 06:03 PM

I just finished the IB program
It's hard.
   
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Re: International Baccalaureate (IB) - August 3rd 2009, 08:09 PM

I was in the IB last year and had a wonderful experience!
It helped me to learn to organize my time and to study on my own, I realized I can learn a lot by my self.
It was hard, demanding, a challenge every step of the way, but it paid off since I got extra credits and job offers at university!


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