Parent Answers & Comments
Lucas PK wrote:
IB schools are nown open all over the world, so they can be options for parents looking for a truly international experience for their kids.
IB is also a program for parents who are simply looking for a more challenging curriculum that spans a wide variety of subjects.
The conversion of IB level work at some high schools is not well understood. Completing the rigourous IB Diploma (grade 11 and 12) has students undertake labs, field studies, etc that develop a great level of skill. In translating that into an Ontario grade, means the school must recognize the difference and not penalize a student for completing a more challenging program. Clarissa's school is clearly not converting IB grades to Ontario percentages very well. IB does not require nor encourage just the super smart; you just need to develop good time management skills and a strong work ethic.
If you want your kids go in an IB school, go ahead, however, if you come from a society there a good life balance is highly valued your kid shall not start IB. IB doesn't involve innovation, however, if your child wants to become something in science or math IB is very good. Because you go deeper in a lot of subjects more than others, there is less courses availabe for your child. I wouldnt personally recommend IB to anyone that has problem or even a little bit of problem in school. Mostly of your grade is also based on the final assements and if you have failed a grade you cannot improve it later. If your child isn't good in math for example IB will be a tough time.