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    Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying the summer!
    I just wanted to ask for some advice on dealing with going into Year 12 nerves? I'm quite terrified because I'm going to be doing the IB and I know it's a crap ton of work. Also, I'm going to a new school and boarding for the first time. The school itself is very different to every other school I've seen (Christ's Hospital). All of this is basically just making me feel completely unprepared and scared for what year 12 will hold. If anyone has any advice for dealing with this, I would be so grateful! I know this is a very common problem but it's bothering me quite a bit.
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    I just finished IB and I can tell you that Year 12 is heavy on how much you learn, but not so bad on assignments until towards the end of the year. For me Year 13 was hell compared to Year 12, but that's due to poor time management from both myself and my school (especially because I moved to a different school in Year 13 yikes). At the beginning you might feel a little bit (like only a tiny bit) swayed by the amount of information you're absorbing and the expectations and the "NO PLAGIARISM", EE and CAS talks, but you quickly get used to it and find a rhythm. Just pay attention in class, keep a planner and take plenty of class notes. That will help you a ton.

    You'll find that in IB, people can be very supportive and there's the whole "We're all in this together~~" thing going on (at least at my schools). So you will definitely not feel alone! Also check the IBO subreddit, people there are very nice and will help you and there are dank IB memes too XD

    As for going to a new school, you'll find people to talk to and hang out with. I have a friend who went to boarding school and did well with the whole environment. I guess the only major problem can be homesickness.
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    (Original post by ConfusedTurtle3)
    I just finished IB and I can tell you that Year 12 is heavy on how much you learn, but not so bad on assignments until towards the end of the year. For me Year 13 was hell compared to Year 12, but that's due to poor time management from both myself and my school (especially because I moved to a different school in Year 13 yikes). At the beginning you might feel a little bit (like only a tiny bit) swayed by the amount of information you're absorbing and the expectations and the "NO PLAGIARISM", EE and CAS talks, but you quickly get used to it and find a rhythm. Just pay attention in class, keep a planner and take plenty of class notes. That will help you a ton.

    You'll find that in IB, people can be very supportive and there's the whole "We're all in this together~~" thing going on (at least at my schools). So you will definitely not feel alone! Also check the IBO subreddit, people there are very nice and will help you and there are dank IB memes too XD

    As for going to a new school, you'll find people to talk to and hang out with. I have a friend who went to boarding school and did well with the whole environment. I guess the only major problem can be homesickness.
    Thank you so so much! This really helped!
 
 
 
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