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International Baccalaureate Tropers:

 26 Aldheim, Sun, 8th May '11 3:01:23 PM from Saint Louis, MO
Heathen
I, too, was an IB graduate. Great decision for me; I'd had a terrible sophomore slump and frankly only just made it into the IB program, but it turned me right the hell around.
My book, THE LIVES OF THE APOSTATES, is out now!
IB Diploma graduate here. I'd say it was worth it.

At the same time the most stressful and wonderful two years of my life :/

 28 cheeseypoofs, Sat, 14th May '11 12:14:16 PM from my happy place
Hands if you're stressed about the G- Force project. -raises hand-
Oh man, I remember the G4 all too well [lol]

Somehow my group managed to convince the powers that be that we could do science by playing video games. We ended up spending the whole G4 taking turns playing Super Mario World on a laptop, testing things like changes in heart rate, CO 2 content of breaths, and other bullshit like that XD

Good times.

edited 14th May '11 4:39:13 PM by Rafmagn

 30 cheeseypoofs, Sun, 15th May '11 3:45:03 PM from my happy place
[up] Why can't my school's IB classes be like that?
What's your project on then?

 32 cheeseypoofs, Sun, 15th May '11 5:08:52 PM from my happy place
It's on G Force tolerance. It's kind of confusing...
Full IB here, just finishing up my junior year. I just took the SL Psych and History Exams. Next year I'm H Ling Spanish, English, and Math and S Ling Biology.

Whether or not it's worth it honestly doesn't matter to me, because there's no way I wouldn't be taking these courses anyway. I don't know how I'd pass school if I wasn't taking the most challenging courses available, because otherwise I'd never do any work at all.

 34 Noaqiyeum, Mon, 30th May '11 7:55:29 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
[applause]
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
I attend an IB World School (Westlake Academy) and finish my finals tomorrow. I'm in 9th grade though, so I still have 3 more years of this crap. I'm kinda surprised I survived my first year here XD. And some of the more entertaining people in my class are leaving.

edited 31st May '11 8:52:24 PM by Sixthhokage1

Echo
Having finished it a couple years ago (and receiving my diploma, no less) I came to the same realization I came to when I first signed up:

You apply for university BEFORE you take final exams. You receive acceptance letters from universities BEFORE the final exams. It literally does not matter if you pass or fail IB.

Saved me from having to take Phys. Ed. in high school though, so I guess it was worth it in the end XD
"Those stars that stare their stares at me — Are those the staring stars I see? Or only lights... not meant for me?"
You didn't have to take phys ed? Lucky bastard :P.

 38 balrog 1911, Thu, 26th Jan '12 6:17:54 AM from Far beneath the mountain
Valarauka
IB graduate here, got my bilingual (almost trilingual) diploma back in 2007. Focus on languages obviously, even did my Extended Essay on the characteristics of Evil in Tolkien's writings.

I don't regret it, not one bit. It was a great educational experience and one of the most informative times of my life - more so than the first two years of uni.

 39 Noaqiyeum, Thu, 26th Jan '12 10:47:59 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Aheh. I know that feeling exactly...

Focus on languages obviously, even did my Extended Essay on the characteristics of Evil in Tolkien's writings.

0_0
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
Wait- there's HL Physics?!? I was sooooo pissed when I learned I had to take either HL Bio or SL Physics- I like physics, but suck at biology.

Ugh. My draft for my Personal Project is due tomorrow. I'm nowhere near done. Why, oh why, did I not work on the paper earlier?

Right to free silence
I'm a sixteen-year old who's about to embark on IB-or a 'lamb to the slaughter' as a few people have put it. Any advice/warnings beyond 'Don't do it'?

 43 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 11th May '12 6:31:33 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Do it. Do the whole thing. Take as much advantage of everything there is in it that you can. If you love IB you'll love it more and if you're miserable then at least it'll work out in your favour.

For the sake of full disclosure I should also link you back to my personal experience.
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
Right to free silence
[up]Interesting...from what I see here and have heard from others, it's very much a 'love it or hate it' kinda deal. Truth be told, it looks like a lot of work but the courses look interesting enough that it should be fairly enjoyable.

 45 Noaqiyeum, Thu, 17th May '12 8:46:46 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Actually it's more of a 'love it AND hate it' deal. Some people can just accept the cognitive dissonance better than others. :P

I believe the slogan I've heard is 'smart enough to get in, dumb enough to stay'. XD
"I'm an odd person that likes to write odd people." - JHM
 46 Hourai Rabbit, Mon, 16th Jul '12 1:03:48 PM from Fort Sandbox, El Paso Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Do pushups.
IB Graduate from back in 2005. At the school I went to, it was one of their biggest draws, advertising-wise, so doing the program was Officially Voluntary, but Unofficially Mandatory. That said, it was still an interesting and challenging program that I would probably do again if I were able to, but I didn't find it to be the absurd challenge that the Training from Hell page would seem to suggest. Maybe I just went to a school with lax standards or something.

I took Higher Economics, History, and English, and Standard Chemistry, Math, and French. My Extended Essay was about communism in Hungary, a subject I knew absolutely nothing about.

edited 16th Jul '12 1:06:29 PM by HouraiRabbit

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