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Discus: College Confidential Café: 2004 Archive: IB Program WHAT IS IT
By Bballplayer (Bballplayer) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 10:32 am: Edit

What exactly is IB. You always hear people on here talking about it so someone tell me what it is. How do u get involed with IB Programs. Does ur school have to offer it. beacuse i know at my school i never heard of it. Pleae any info would help. i heard it looks good on ur College app.

By Limon (Limon) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 03:20 pm: Edit

The International Baccalaureate is an organization that designs standardized curriculum programs for schools. The idea behind the program (the IB diploma, at least) is for students to have a solid foundation in every area of knowledge, taking six IB courses per year (they're two year courses) and Theory of Knowledge. Your school must be approved for the programme, your teachers as well, and most of your work is graded externally by IB specialists, and not internally, so your grades can be compared to students' all over the globe. The curriculum is standardized, as are the exams.

Basically, if you haven't heard of it because your school doesn't offer it, it's too late. You can't self-study for it, and you must actually be in a class.

If I'm not explaining myself well,

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