Category Archives: About the IB

Find out what the IB is all about, why you should do it, and useful tips and advice on choosing subjects and higher levels!

IB CAS Activity Ideas and Advice!

It can sometimes be quite difficult to think of activity ideas to count for CAS, and this can often be a daunting task for many people. Here is a list of CAS activity ideas that can help you get the … Continue reading

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Tips for starting IB!

I still remember my first year of IB and vividly remember the inner thought of “nobody ever told me about how hard Year 11 is, everyone is always talking about how hard Year 12 is.” For those of you who are just … Continue reading

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What is the IB about?

It is not uncommon for students to be completely lost when first starting the IB (I definitely was!). It can be overwhelming, and it might seem as if there is too much to handle. I wrote this article to help … Continue reading

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Why do the IB? Is it worth it?

The International Baccalaureate is renowned for its academic rigour, and its global recognition. It is a program dedicated to producing open minded thinkers, and has a “Learners profile” detailing all the qualities of all its candidates and alumni. But why should … Continue reading

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IB vs. HSC – should I do the IB?

The choice between the IB and HSC is often a hard one for students, as it was for me. The two courses are so different: they appear to serve different “types” of students, they have different workload demands, even the individual syllabi … Continue reading

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Choosing Higher Levels – things to think about

Choosing your higher levels is probably one of the most important decisions that you will make. It can make you or break you. Here are some of my tips on choosing your higher levels: Think about how much extra that … Continue reading

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