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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
I know it says elsewhere here that i'm taking A levels, but my original plan was to do IB. That changed, but I ended up wanting to do A levels in subjects I was going to be taking as part of the IB anyway- and with all the criticism of the new AS system, I decided that I would be better off doing IB afterall (and the CAS will force me to get some good stuff to put on my UCAS forms, wherever I choose to apply in the end).

I was just wondering if anyone else does, or is going to do IB?? (Senior years program) I think turtle said he was doing it.. (??)

Have you ever confused a dream with life?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeh, I'm going to start it in September, not quite sure what to expect. I've heard it's a LOT of work, but I was thinking the same as you about it probably being a safer choice than the new cocked-up AS levels. Let's hope so anyway!

    Might as well give it a go anyway. If it goes ok then it should look good for Uni entry. (Sorry if i just rephrased what you said! lol) Just showing that I agree with you!

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeyyy.. IB pride. hehe.

    I've heard it's a lot of work too (esp. from sites like ibscrewed) but it should be worth it, and you do get to finish before a level people do- and get results before them, so you can have uni sorted earlier. And of course, you sound sort of intelligent as well. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif">; Have you picked your subjects yet? I'm taking History, Psychology and English higher and Mathematical Studies, Environmental systems and Italian ab initio standard (all the easy options at standard). I'm not looking forward to the CAS or Extended Essay at all though. Yuck.

    And another thing, even if you get to september and decide it's horrifically difficult- you can always transfer to a levels, it won't be too difficult to switch from a higher level to an a level and do something else as well; particularly after IB anyway!



    Have you ever confused a dream with life?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep, I've chosen my subjects, although of course it could all be a big mistake! A couple of people I know are doing IB already and I've had different views on which are hard subjects and which aren't, so I'm a bit confused. But anyway, I've said Maths, Chem and Phys at higher, and English, Economics and Spanish ab initio standard. The choices were a little limited but hopefully this combination will be ok (fingers crossed).

    And again I was thinking the same as you (spooky, lol!) about being able to opt out if it really does get too much, that's what the head of sixth form where I'm going said. It's easier to opt out than in, and I'd rather give it a go than regret not even trying.

    I'm not too worried about the CAS because I'm doing D of E at the moment so it'll just be like carrying some of that on really. And the extended essay should be ok, as long as I don't put it off too long and actually find something I'm interested in to research. That sounds like good practice for Uni though.

    We should keep in touch to see how we get on in September, it'll be nice to compare how things are going with someone outside school. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif">;

    How did you GCSEs go, by the way? Is it me or is the time until results day really dragging?! I just want to know now, it's getting frustrating!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It'll be cool to keep in touch in september <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif">; And, my GCSEs were ok but I didn't exactly do much work (which I know sounds stupid when you think about what i'm about to take on but still..) and so i'm not expecting amazing results. Still, I do really want to know what I got and time is definitely dragging. My friends don't seem too concerned butI am really anxious about it- I honestly have no idea how I did!

    Anyone else doing IB????
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *shuts windows, turns up muse very very loud and screams and screams and screams and screams, shouting obscenities at the stupid fucking IBO and the horse it rode in on*

    ok, im done.

    ok, i'm doing: Eco, Hist and Eng HL, Maths Studies, Physics and German SL.

    Physics is a killer. It really, really is. hard, maths, science, TOUGH! dont do unless u REALLLLY like physics.

    German i hate, but i think that's just me, overall the program itself seems pretty sound.

    etc etc etc. whaddya want to know? ask me questions and i can give u answers, but i doont have the brain power to develop my own questions:

    I've felt the hate rise up in me
    Kneel down and clear the stone of leaves
    I wander out where you can't see
    Inside my shell, I wait and bleed...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Eco, Hist and Eng HL, Maths Studies, Physics and German SL.
    Ah, i havent chosen between physics and environmental systems SL yet so we could be doing 4 subjects the same (how exciting.. you know, the syllabuses are similar, you can help me <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif">;)
    etc etc etc. whaddya want to know? ask me questions and i can give u answers, but i doont have the brain power to develop my own questions:
    I want to know when I'm going to devirginise you and I want to know what you're doing for CAS <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif">; And, I like your signature- everclear=coool

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ur going to devirginise me (why am i only the person that has forgotten that?!) when u get ur ass over to switzerland,

    and i'm for cas. right now, nothing. overall, i've done...u know what...can u get on a chat prog, or summin? or just email me at [email protected] and i'll send u my cas diary :P

    I've felt the hate rise up in me
    Kneel down and clear the stone of leaves
    I wander out where you can't see
    Inside my shell, I wait and bleed...
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