IB preparation is better as early as possible. The college selection team give weight to your IB score. College admissions officers tend to view IB very favourably, as they require a great deal of dedication and effort.In order to prepare for your IB, we have gathered our top 4 tips for how to prepare for the IB!
1. Finalize Your IB Subjects
Before starting the IB program, you will have to choose subjects. Find subjects that you are genuinely interested in and take a look at the syllabus.
Try to find out the subjects that you like and where you would be able to give your 100 percent. So, be prepared in advance with an understanding of the IB subjects that you have chosen.
The thing to remember is that in the IB, everybody faces various obstacles and everybody has various abilities. Importantly, there is no IB student who makes it plain. Becoming conscious of what to expect will make the change next year even smoother.
Try to predict in order to do this:
Subjects that are more important or hard.
Subjects that should be spent more time.
Subjects that you like.
2. Know Your IB Subjects
If you have chosen a subject that you have never learned before then do research on that subject. Get know-how about the subjects, their topics, and what you will get to learn in it.
Research about the subject and learn it in advance so that you can easily get your doubts cleared in your class itself.
IB Students (Diploma Programme Year) have the following 6 subject groups to choose one subject from one group:
1. Studies in language and literature
2. Language acquisition
3. Individuals and societies
6. The Arts
3. The Syllabus of IB Subjects
After choosing your subjects in the diploma program year (HL & SL), The next step comes to check the HL & SL syllabus of a particular subject.
It’s an important point to check and analyze the syllabus of all subjects you have chosen subject.
4. Strengthen Your English and Language B
Since most of the subjects would be English and you will have to write a lot so it’s important to polish up your skills If English is not your native language.
You can do the same by reading English books, watching English movies, and also by talking to your peers in English as much as possible.
Also, since you have to study language B so it’s again important to polish your language B skills. Again, you can do the same by watching that language’s shows and reading books in that language.
Language B will always be a different language (the Foreign language) from your mother language. It depends on your school which different language they want you to learn with them.
If your Native language is English then other languages (Polish, Spanish, French, Arabic, Dutch, German, Chinese) can be used as your Language B.
5. Explore Extracurricular Activities
IB consists of CAS as one of its three core elements which means that you will have to take up extracurricular activities to perform community services.
CAS aims at the tasks done beyond your classroom and hence it’s important to explore such options that you can take up as your CAS project in IB.
Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme (DP).