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our form teacher was talking to us about IBs the other day and sais how much more useful they were than A levels bc they teach you life stuff, i wouldn't want to do the compulsory things tho
Nah, you live in this weird IB bubble where you constantly question reality. You get marks in essays if you question the basis of the question lol. You only get one choice. You have to do:
English
Maths
A science
A language
A humanity
50 hours of creativity (music/art etc, but must be extracurricular)
50 hours of action (sport)
50 hours of service (volunteer work)
Theory of knowledge (kind of like general studies and critical thinking)
Extended essay (EPQ)
On top of that, you do a sixth subject of your choice.

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Wow... WOW

just reading this is making me stressed :O
daymmmmmmmmmmmm and they want them all at grade A as well - and they don't even acknowledge critical thinking :O

i'm so fricking grateful rn i'm gonna pray brb
Tell me about it this is why I'm not at uni this year.
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Nothing weird with that, if you have a passion for a subject go for it
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Nah, you live in this weird IB bubble where you constantly question reality. You get marks in essays if you question the basis of the question lol. You only get one choice. You have to do:
English
Maths
A science
A language
A humanity
50 hours of creativity (music/art etc, but must be extracurricular)
50 hours of action (sport)
50 hours of service (volunteer work)
Theory of knowledge (kind of like general studies and critical thinking)
Extended essay (EPQ)
On top of that, you do a sixth subject of your choice.


Tell me about it this is why I'm not at uni this year.
In the name of all things holy why would anyone willingly go through that?! :O
literally HELL on EARF
I would legit move to England D:
or sit at home and self study A-levels

wow... omg i just don't even know what to say
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In the name of all things holy why would anyone willingly go through that?! :O
literally HELL on EARF
I would legit move to England D:
or sit at home and self study A-levels

wow... omg i just don't even know what to say
I live in London :rofl:. This year I'm resitting English, French and maths and doing religious studies and government and politics a levels.
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I live in London :rofl:. This year I'm resitting English, French and maths and doing religious studies and government and politics a levels.
WHAT ?!
people do IBs in LONDON?!
omg what kinda private school is that 0_0
i thought OCR was the worst they could put you through :O

oh my gosh...
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WHAT ?!
people do IBs in LONDON?!
omg what kinda private school is that 0_0
i thought OCR was the worst they could put you through :O

oh my gosh...
Not a private school, I went to a grammar school. I do know state schools that offer it though. There are quite a few schools that do it over the country .

Nah AQA is worse :afraid:
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I did last year

Mine were:
English Literature
Classical Civilisation
Geography
Chemistry

I was also going to take biology put i quickly realised that science was not my forte (initially wanted to do the whole medicine thing).

At the start of AS i hated English with a passion. Now i'm going to read English at Cambridge next year. Gosh how things change
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Yeahh
Biology, English Literature,Psychology and Latin
I did 3/4 of those subjects (computing instead of latin) and used to get the oddest stares when I told people. They couldn't figure out what I wanted to do :lol: To be fair I hadn't a clue either at that stage.
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Not a private school, I went to a grammar school. I do know state schools that offer it though. There are quite a few schools that do it over the country .

Nah AQA is worse :afraid:
did you go to an all girls grammar?
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Not a private school, I went to a grammar school. I do know state schools that offer it though. There are quite a few schools that do it over the country .

Nah AQA is worse :afraid:
0_0 wow :O
i'm so happy my school didn't i swear i would be suicidal :/
can't even handle A-levels ._.

AQA?! AQA is like the examboard i WANT to do :O
OCR is death - i'm pretty sure they WANT us to fail
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Does maths, biology, politics and history count as a weird combo?
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
did you go to an all girls grammar?
I did, now I go to an all girls Catholic school :afraid:

(Original post by z33)
0_0 wow :O
i'm so happy my school didn't i swear i would be suicidal :/
can't even handle A-levels ._.

AQA?! AQA is like the examboard i WANT to do :O
OCR is death - i'm pretty sure they WANT us to fail
My school offered a levels too :rofl: there were only 20 of us delusional enough to take the IB. Noooo I do OCR religious studies and it's great :awesome: aqa g and p is hell.
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Geography, English Language, Product Design.

Also did Psychology at AS.
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I did, now I go to an all girls Catholic school :afraid:
:ahee: finally someone else who understands the all girls experience xDD
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mine are quite random. Last year I did Art, English, Maths and History but dropped Art this year. Maths still doesnt quite fit tho...
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:ahee: finally someone else who understands the all girls experience xDD
I do too!

But now I'm in a mixed 6th form. It's an odd transition.
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:ahee: finally someone else who understands the all girls experience xDD
I've been in all girls schools for eight years :sigh: didn't even know any guys until sixth form.
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I'm starting university in 2016 after getting an unconditional offer from leicester with Geology, Geography and Art as my A levels.
I always got comments on how weird it is to mix Art with Earth science, and i was constantly paranoid that i would receive no offers, especially as so many earth science courses were looking for hard science subjects at A level, of which i had none.(i only applied to two courses in the end as i didn't meet the subject requirements for so many!)
Anyone else taken a mix of a levels people consider unorthodox? A mix of arts and sciences perhaps?
Although not 'as bad' as mixing Art in, but- Psychology, Geography and English Literature.

[Although, Geography Skills and Psychology Research Methods A2 do mix really well!]
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I do too!

But now I'm in a mixed 6th form. It's an odd transition.
(Original post by IFoundWonderland)
I've been in all girls schools for eight years :sigh: didn't even know any guys until sixth form.

:dance: omg the excitement!!!! except i'm still in an all girls 6th form, uni will be weird...
me neither IFoundWonderland although i still don't lmao
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No. It's much harder. Some American unis allow you to go straight into second year if you have done the IB.
I wouldn't say it's academically harder... some US Colleges also allow that advance with A-Levels.
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