What is harder IB or AP?

To get an IB diploma, you have to take at least three higher-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.

Are IB students more successful?

According to data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a data source for students in postsecondary institutions in the United States (US), students who receive the IB diploma are 38% more likely to graduate from university with a degree than other students in higher-education institutions.

Is IB stressful?

IB Stress is evidently going to be a prevalent threat to IB students health wise. It’s not too serious but if it gets to the point where you’re buried in books, notes and drafts of your coursework then you really need to recuperate.

Does IB help get into college?

The IB curriculum has a heavy focus on critical thinking across disciplines, as well as on writing. These skills are very helpful for college-bound students, and may impress admissions officers.

Can you get kicked out of the IB program?

Since enrollment in the IB Program is a privilege, IB students are held to a higher disciplinary standard. Repeated misconduct (or a single egregious infraction) may result in the student’s removal from the program.

What is the maximum word count for the extended essay?

The extended essay should be written in a clear, correct and formal academic style, appropriate to the subject from which the topic is drawn. The upper limit is 4,000 words for all extended essays.

How hard is the IB program?

You will also need to write an Extended Essay (EE), participate in Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and indulge in Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). IB is one of the most demanding courses that one can attend for their high school. The intensity of IB is one of the factors which makes it appear ‘difficult’.

Is the IB program worth it?

IB is not worth it. But really MYP is basically IB for 6th-9th graders. 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.

Is IB harder than HSC?

Mr Dhall noted that, while parts of certain IB courses may be “conceptually harder” than the HSC, a less competent IB student could still perform better than a more competent HSC student, because the ATAR derived from an IB is more likely to scale up.

How long is the IB extended essay?


What happens if you fail the extended essay?

A student who fails to submit an extended essay will not be awarded a diploma. The EE is an essay, not a report or a descriptive or narrative essay. It must have a HYPOTHESIS (or point of view) that is effectively argued or defended. Topics are usually far too broad.