Question: Why Is Ib Different?

Is IB harder than HSC?

Although the IB may seem like more work as it covers 2 years, think about how much work it would take in the HSC to receive the same ATAR – getting a 99.75 in the HSC is probably harder than if you were to try for a 43 (=99.75 ATAR) in the IB.

However, they are both equally as difficult if you wish to do well!.

Is IB good or bad?

The IB is not for everyone. … US colleges may value the IB, but that doesn’t mean you can rock up and expect to get in with poor grades. Put it this way: you have a much better chance of getting accepted into a top-ranked university if you do really well in your school curriculum than if you do “just okay” in the IB.

What is the point of IB?

The IB program is designed not only to provide you with rigorous course content, but also to help you learn how to think, analyze, and critically consider materials in the way that your college will eventually expect. The independent projects that are part of the IB curriculum can be enjoyable as well.

Is IB really worth it?

IB is not worth it. … Plus it is more preparing and effective as doing middle years AND IB since there is a consistency of rigorous course work. So in all IB is actually harder than in AP, as some of my students have also admitted. Not saying AP is worse.

Why is IB so hard?

The difficulty of the IB is based on the variety of subjects you have to take as I said, and the workload you have. With IAs, EE, TOK and CAS, there’s a lot to do and little time to do it. These projects can be really hard and a lot of people leave them to the last minute (myself included).

Do universities prefer IB?

Most universities, including those top universities offering medical degrees, see the International Baccalaureate (IB) as comparable to A-levels and don’t favour one over the other. The qualifications are structured differently but both are academically rigorous and both are excellent preparation for university study.

Is IB harder than honors?

AP is a good option for students who like to study on their own. Additionally, IB offers higher-level and standard-level courses. … IB higher level is, at some high schools, considered harder than AP. Most colleges give credit for AP exams and higher-level IB exams, but not all give credit for standard-level IB exams.

Is IB stressful?

The IB Diploma isn’t marketed as a stressful high school education. It’s tough no doubt about it but then again, so are A-Levels and AP exams. The stress that students feel in IB is a result of multiple factors. Work ethic, subject competency, proper sleep and nutrition, proper work-life balance etc.

Why is ib the best?

IB students often perform better IB World School students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other programmes.

Is IB better than Atar?

In the IB Diploma, subjects are not scaled. Instead, the IB gives a fantastic ATAR conversion regardless of the chosen subjects. In 2016, the IB state average among Australian students was 34.56. This is equivalent to an ATAR of 92.9!

Is IB harder than college?

Material wise, “college” is only slightly more difficult in terms of depth and complexity. In terms of worldoad, as /u/tony18rox said, IB is definitely harder. In terms of difficulty, I was told in school that IB would be harder than first year uni in any programme apart from medicine and engineering.

Does Harvard accept IB?

The short answer is that Harvard does take IB scores into consideration. … However, it is important for IB students to score at least 38 points and above if they are aiming for an ivy league school. Additionally, competitive universities like Harvard emphasize higher level (HL) IB subjects.