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Do you study only IB or you combine it with other programme?

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At my state school we combine the IB subjects with the ones we need to get our "Bachillerato" diploma and being able to pass the national exams next June.

So we take Spanish History, History of Philosophy, Technical Drawing II and we do extra things in Spanish A HL, like grammar, Spanish literature history and other boring stuff.

Apart from that, the syllabus in some subjects is way different. For example, Group IV subjects are more oriented to numeric problems rather than only explaining. For example, without a calculator in a Physics or Chemistry exam you're lost, while I've done IB practice tests without touching my calc.

So, do you only take IB lessons or are you taking additional lessons? I've thought that if we only had the 6 IB subjects it would be much easier...

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Since our school is an Aussie school, we can either choose between doing hsc or ib. However, both subjects are taught differently and not combined.

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Yeah, we have either HSC or IB either - we don't combine any of our classes. How do you manage the work? Is it similar content? Do you combine the classes or not? Wow... Must make it so much more tempting not to do IB.

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No, at our school we just do the IB program (In French). Goodness, I can't Imagine doing anymore! The workload is tough as it is!! XD How do you manage? :o

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My school combines most of the ib classes with the ap classes. It's harder, because it feels like I'm studying for two tests, but I guess in the end all the extra content helps with the ib exams.

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Definitely if you only had the 6 IB subjects it would be much easier. I have a friend who did IGCSE, A-Levels, and the IB. I am doing the IB, the American Diploma, and another program offered by the Ministry of Education in my country. It's more work, but it's not bad.

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I, personally, don't really see a reason why I should have to study more than necessary. As my physics teacher always says: "Be smart, and lazy."

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At my school, I have to work towards the IB Diploma and the general provincial diploma. So I have to write double the diploma exams. We have the same classes for the subjects though. So, for example, I have Physics. In Physics, we learn the general curriculum and the extra IB stuff. Most teachers, usually, star/highlight the IB stuff. So when I get an assignment or a test in class, it goes towards my general mark. And when I get an IB assignment or essay, it goes towards my IB mark. For example, a general lab write-up vs. an IB lab write-up. Some of the stuff is fairly different, but I'm learning to get used to it. It's decent right now, but it's going to be tough during exam time. :confused:

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My school is a full Ib school meaning all our classes are ib. But a few kids go out their way to study on their own for AP tests and take them outside of school.

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My school, or any school in Lithuania btw, doesn't give that option - you choose either IB, or national curriculum.

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I am doing the IB next to the regular German diploma, which adds up to 19 classes ! but there are only like 10 schools in all of germany that even offer this

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Here in Norway, IB is a separate education program, meaning that you either choose IB or the national educational methods.

Since only I and someone else in my class chose French B, though, our school has combined French B with the French the national programs have.

But other than that, it's a completely separate education.

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