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Dropping Ib?

Hello just finished ib1 and my scores 24/42. and i know i can get in the 90s with regular school so the million dollar question is should i drop ib and get the high 90s or stay in ib and die.

Ps. If it matters im applying for ubc.

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It really depends on what classes you plan on taking if you quit the IB programme. IB courses aren't always aligned with your local curriculum, so you may be learning different things.

(for example, if you take biology, you've only finished half the ib biology curriculum, will taking the local curriculum complete the knowledge you're missing?) 

 

I know that UBC is one of the best universities to attend if you are an IB student. If you think you can work your butt off to get your diploma, you have a great chance of getting in. 

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Well the local criculam is the same but less detailed. Besides we finished the entire ib syllabus. But which one is better for admission a mark in the 90s or 24 in ib?

And in the local cricula i will take bio chem physics math IT and french

Oh and if i drop ib ill get a certificatw that i participated would that help?

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You already finished the entire syllabus o___o? then you can spend the rest of the time just studying :P

 

I would say a mark in the 90s would look better, but UBC really favours IB.

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Wrll theres projects next year we havent done a single 1

Thing is i worked my butt off to get 24 and 24 is like terrible barely passing if the 90s mark looks better even if ib is favoured than a 24 then i think i should drop out?

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You should choose the qualifaction that would make it more possible for you to get into UBC with the highest score you will be able to get (keep in mind that you can still improve your IB score in your second year of IB!).

However, IB will teach you time management skills that will help you at the university so as long as you're sure that you can get into UBC with IB, I highly recommend you staying.

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IB only pays off if you have a high score. with 24 points, you'll be treated as "almost failed", just like you would be treated in any other program. Don't get me wrong, you can get into a university with 24 points, but not the good ones.

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