Are the books really expensive?
How much do you guys spend for the 2 year course?
Is IB really expensive comparing to A-level? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-12-2010 03:54
- 29-12-2010 14:44
It's quite a lot of money
I don't have an exact number but I can give you an idea of what I have had to spend (I'm a few months into my first year)
Physics book £30
Maths £20 - It's a deposit for the book and the TI calculator, but if your school doesn't do this I expect the book will be about 30 and the calculator 60 or something
History- 3 £20 books (school picks separate topics, so separate books)
English- about 14 novels to buy over the 2 years
Of course it varies from school to school. We don't have to buy a ToK book and some might not need a french book. Most of the spending is at the beginning
Hope this helps
- 30-12-2010 06:48
We are asked to pay roughly 150 pounds at the start of the course for rental of the books.
- 30-12-2010 07:27
we have to buy sll of our english books (as stated earlier it's 14/15 books)
and the textbooks we borrow from the school.
- 30-12-2010 07:36
I'm not too sure about this, but isn't there the additional fact that whereas A levels are paid for for home students in the UK, IB isn't? So with those fees in mind, it'd undoubtedly be more expensive? Again though: I took IB in Asia, so I really have no solid foundation upon which to base this assumption.
- 31-12-2010 23:25
Nope, IB tuition is free in the UK. However, it costs money if you go to private schools, the same as A-Levels.