My first real memory of the IB, apart from stalking the tumblr tag, was 11:40 am the 12th of June 2013. Me and one of my now best friends arrived at the school library to pick up our IB textbooks, two months before my first year of IB started. I was so incredibly excited.
Eight days ago I handed back the last piece of my IB equipment, my GDC, after my final IB exam. I still cannot believe it. The first memory is almost two years old and I have both finished and survived this infamous program. I have also enjoyed it immensely and learnt more than I ever thought possible, both in all my subject and about myself.
That is what this post is about; sharing that knowledge.
10 Things the IB Taught Me
1. You need enough sleep to be able to preform your best
2. There is no such thing as starting an assignment too early
3. You won’t excel at everything. You might even excel at nothing. You might be terrible at things. That’s alright, as long as you give it your all.
4. Crying is alright and will probably make you feel better.
5. Your grades don’t define you, but if you get a good grade it is definitely worth celebrating.
6. Sometimes teachers suck at teaching you. Then you find other sources of knowledge that are more suited to your needs.
7. Just because your exams are two years away, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to work right now.
8. A supportive environment is important, be it classmates, family or strangers on tumblr.
9. Don’t assume someone doesn’t work hard, just because you never seem them do so.
10. Others are likely struggling as much as you, so be kind, have each other’s backs and help each other out