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    This is not to say the IB is easy :nah: (far from), but when doing past papers from 2003/4 they seem much harder than the papers from 2007/8.

    Like in spanish ab initio, they use words that sound like the english word in more recent papers, whilst using harder sentence structures and more spanish sounding words in old past papers(if that makes any sense):o:

    Anyway, i'm curious to see what present and past IBers think about this. Has the IB been getting easier, or is it the same as it has always been?
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    Nope it seems to be the same as it has always been...

    I've had the dubious honour of taking both IB and A levels and I must say, honestly, that the A's are much harder...
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    It should get even easier :p:

    (Original post by Oracle_163)
    I've had the dubious honour of taking both IB and A levels and I must say, honestly, that the A's are much harder...
    Singaporean A Levels are much harder than British A Levels (often the point of comparison on TSR)...
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    I think HL Maths papers definitely seem easier than ones from 2001 etc. Not to say that HL Maths is easy, far from it!
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    (Original post by Agneisse)
    It should get even easier :p:



    Singaporean A Levels are much harder than British A Levels (often the point of comparison on TSR)...
    Oops, so sorry! =)
    Now I see why people are arguing so much over A Levels vs IB...
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    (Original post by Oracle_163)
    Oops, so sorry! =)
    Now I see why people are arguing so much over A Levels vs IB...
    No need to be sorry (: But in Singapore a much more academically able range of people take A Levels (since as you know the rest are brushed off to polys, ITEs, dropout or w/e) than in the UK, there's the bell-curve grading, there's no modular system/retakes, and I daresay the family/school/societal pressure is far greater.
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    (Original post by Agneisse)
    No need to be sorry (: But in Singapore a much more academically able range of people take A Levels (since as you know the rest are brushed off to polys, ITEs, dropout or w/e) than in the UK, there's the bell-curve grading, there's no modular system/retakes, and I daresay the family/school/societal pressure is far greater.
    Hey, how do you know so much about the Singaporean system? =)
    Yeah, there's no modular system but I wish we had that because it would probably be far easier!
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    (Original post by Oracle_163)
    Hey, how do you know so much about the Singaporean system? =)
    Yeah, there's no modular system but I wish we had that because it would probably be far easier!
    I used to live in Singapore thus knowing far more about the importance of Doing the School Proud by getting 4As/9 Distinctions than anyone ever needs to, and then I had to move due to parents' jobs. What a waste of the teachers' efforts drilling all that stuff into my head :p:
 
 
 
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