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Postby Issey » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:08 pm

Hi I'm Issey, I'm not new to this forum but i've finally got the courage to post :)
I'm in year 11 at the moment and thinking of doing the International Baccalaureate, I just wondered if anyone else has done this and whether they were ok with it?
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Re: Hey-IB?

Postby Ben Jackson » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:29 pm

Hi Issey,
Welcome to DT.
I'm Ben and I've got dyspraxia and condition that makes hands wobble when hold things some times
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Re: Hey-IB?

Postby Remus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:24 pm

Hi Issey, I'm Remus and welcome to DT.

I wish I could say but I've never even heard of that before... :P I shall have to go look it up before my curiosity gets the better of me.
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Re: Hey-IB?

Postby bpcooper » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:22 pm

Hello there, I'm Benedict and I've only recently turned 18 and I'm doing a BTEC national diploma in computing.

How's year 11 been going for you?
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Re: Hey-IB?

Postby Issey » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:17 pm

Thanks guys :)
Year 11 is hard but worth the work!
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Re: Hey-IB?

Postby parnassus » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:36 pm

Hello Issey,

I didn't do the International Baccalaureate, although had I stayed on in Saudi Arabia instead of coming back to England for boarding school I might have opted for it. I know people who have taken it, but I dislike talking to them about it - they see it as a superior qualification to A-Levels and the snobbishness shows in their conversation.

From what I know, the IB requires you to take a fairly broad range of subjects, even though you do choose a specialism. If you're an academic all-rounder, then you might find it a more satisfying and interesting than A-Levels. I wouldn't go with it unless you're confident that you can perform well in all areas of the course. What put me off it was the requirement for me to take a maths or science-related subject - I struggle with maths and find most areas of science too difficult, so the IB would not have suited me. At the same time, I wanted variety that the typical three A-Levels don't really provide. In the end I got the best of both worlds by taking six subjects. If it's variety you're after, extra A-Levels might be another option to consider.

My name is Vicky, by the way. I have Asperger's Syndrome and severe dyspraxia, and I'm currently working as a special needs support assistant in a residential college for people with learning disabilities. Welcome to Dyspraxic Teens. :)

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