The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a globally recognised curriculum that aims to develop globally aware and well-rounded students. It is taught approximately to 5,000 schools worldwide and is made up of six academic subject groups. IB Programme in Singapore is one of them.
The IB includes not only all of the coursework and assignments associated with the six mandatory subjects, but also the essays, presentations, and projects associated with the three core components: EE, TOK, and CAS.
As a result, it is a much more demanding heavy course, and being diligent and organised is more important than being smart. You must be able to manage your time effectively in order to fit in all of the activities while also maintaining consistent grades with all of the different assessments.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible without significantly reducing your sleep time or putting your sanity at risk.
The IB Diploma is a strict curriculum with a six-subject allowance divided into six categories, or five if you exclude the arts category, which is about as flexible as it gets.
If you are determined to study medicine at the university level, you would be better served by your school’s standard curriculum, which allows you to load up on science to your heart’s content.
Not only that, but the number of subjects available to you is determined by what your school provides.
If you want to take the IBs as part of your university application, IB Programme in Singapore can help you navigate and manage your time as part of our Admissions Support programme.
All leading universities recognise the IB Diploma Program, which immediately places you on the global stage and contextualises your application.
The results of your IB exams are the same regardless of where you take them, and admissions officers understand them.
Because country-specific programmes do not have the same global reach, it is more difficult for universities to understand the results and fairly compare you to other candidates.
However, it is critical to understand that recognition does not always imply value. As we discussed in this blog, the IB means more than it will depend on where you are.