And the IB is a pretty pointless qualification, everyone keeps saying you get skills for uni, well why not just wait until you go to uni to learn the skills. It has a lot of pretty useless knowledge for one to learn as well, imo no ones gonna use all the 6 subjects that they do for the IB at uni, where as if one does A-Levels they probably will. All the people I know who do it, are people that cannot study any given subject in depth, and that are very bad at sitting exams (so IB because lots of coursework) I was thinking of doing the IB but i can do 6 A-Levels (which will all be grade A) and a EPQ, and Doe, which will be seen as far better than the IB. I've looked at the work produced by IB relatives and friends, and looked at A-Level work, and the A-Level work seems much harder to get a higher grade. People often have a very myopic view of the IB difficulty, just because one does more work it in no way means they are more skilled in anything but learning lots of different facts. The compulsary second language thing is also pretty pointless, it just makes it a qualification in which only people who are good at languages can truely sucseed. Its relitavly pointless for the most acedemic people because like me, they simply don't care about things outside their chosen field of exelence.