They add the word ''Diploma'' to make it sound more prestigious, where in actual fact it is roughly the same as 3-4 A-levels, this can be seen as a form of psycological bribary (fooling someone in to something that isnt as good as it sounds).
Other bull**** in the ib include the 4000 word essay, CAS (this isnt as bad though) and a truck load of oral commentaries.
Any one who has been involved in/with the ib for more than a week will usually result to finding loop holes out of the tasks assigned and find something more useful to do (something not related to the ib), in a frequent scenario students result to plagiarism and paying large deals of money for someone else to do the work for you.
If you have a choice DONT'T DO THE ib
I'm in the ib, therefore only half my work is genuine
The ib is bull****
ib is an excuse for smart people to say that they are doing something harder and more challenging than A levels (the difference is very slim, its just there is heavier work load in the ib)
IB - Teaching students how to turn shit into gold!
See also: Academic Suicide
I B, therefore I stress
I stress, therefore IBS
The state goals of the program are to provide students with an education rounded out accross five program areas ("groups") - including Language 1, Language 2, Social Sciences, Science, Math, and Art/Option. Additional elements of the program include CAS (a system used to force students out of the house once in a while), ToK (philosophy) and Extended Essay.
In an attempt to shove too much information down the throats of students, the program ends up significantly improving the core skill required to succeed in IB: Bullshit. The phrase I.B. therefore I B.S. comes from this.
Its long, unpronounceable and un-spellable name only adds to its supposed prominence.
In short, this institution is designed to swindle valuable money and time away from its members by exploiting competitive young adults.
IB students are typically extremely masochistic and rarely sleep. It is also known to have made students who once felt quite smart to feel quite stupid, thus greatly lowering their self-esteems.
Another name for IB is hell.
IB student: Sorry, I can't. I have a chemistry formal report due tomorrow, I have to read about 100 pages for biology, read an entire Shakespeare play, write a research paper about Stalin, do an entire chapter of calculus, and volunteer for 8 hours too.
Non-IB student: Damn.
Vaughn Road Academy's pretty hard to get into, it's IB.
IB really takes alot of work.
IB - teaching students to turn shit into gold.