Actually, my exam is even worse than IB
I'm taking the French Baccalaureate (I'm French, and as my father say "Get you Baccalauréat before"). So basically I'm studying in the literary section, so no more maths, nor sciences. Only literature-based subject, such as Philosophy, Literature, languages. I'll take my 9 subjects on June, and we are only assessed on this exam. So even if I get good grades during the entire year, I can fail these ones in particular and miss requirements, lol.
Plus, we have a strange grading system (just so unfair and rubbish) :
We have grades that weight more than other. So here are my subjects and their weights, I'll give you an example of my averages then :
But, our teachers clearly told us our grades were lowered (to increase challenge
) so I can't know if I'll meet the requirements or not.
And about exams, we do have a lot of exams, lol. I have exam every Thursday, lasting 2h (Literature), 3h (English, Italian) or 4h (History-Geography, Philosophy) or oral exams in Further English, History in English and Art that last about 30 minutes each.