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is IB harder than the HSC?
I don't know if it is necessarily 'harder' but it is more strict on what subjects you have to take, not in the hsc where you can take whatever you want.
In the IB, you have 6 subjects, 5 being from English, Language, Humanities, Science and Mathematics and the 6th being from either arts of a double up from Languages, Humanities or Sciences.

SO I guess it requires a more well rounded student
 

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I don't know if it is necessarily 'harder' but it is more strict on what subjects you have to take, not in the hsc where you can take whatever you want.
In the IB, you have 6 subjects, 5 being from English, Language, Humanities, Science and Mathematics and the 6th being from either arts of a double up from Languages, Humanities or Sciences.

SO I guess it requires a more well rounded student
conversion is bullshit. 45/45 easier than 99.95. objectively some of the content they learn in HL subjects is harder, but it only takes 7/7 per subject and IB doesn't have scaling so u could cheese your way to 45/45 by taking 'easier' subs.
 
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is IB harder than the HSC?
I don't know if it is necessarily 'harder' but it is more strict on what subjects you have to take, not in the hsc where you can take whatever you want.
In the IB, you have 6 subjects, 5 being from English, Language, Humanities, Science and Mathematics and the 6th being from either arts of a double up from Languages, Humanities or Sciences.

SO I guess it requires a more well rounded student
for reference IB schools that ranked in the 40s and above when they solely did hsc, had more converted .95s pre-ib-nerf than ruse. not sure about post nerf.
 

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conversion is bullshit. 45/45 easier than 99.95. objectively some of the content they learn in HL subjects is harder, but it only takes 7/7 per subject and IB doesn't have scaling so u could cheese your way to 45/45 by taking 'easier' subs.
They have changed the system for 2022 cohort (2023 uni entry)
 

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bro why is there even an IB in the first place. It just makes everything that much more confusing, only reason why those schools exist is bc they think they r 'making a difference'
 

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bro why is there even an IB in the first place. It just makes everything that much more confusing, only reason why those schools exist is bc they think they r 'making a difference'
do only private schools have it?? so far i haven’t seen any selective/government school have ib.
 

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do only private schools have it?? so far i haven’t seen any selective/government school have ib.
only one I've ever seen (as a rural student) was a crampt little building referred to as the 'leadership academy' where their 'playground' was a carpark
 

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conversion is bullshit. 45/45 easier than 99.95. objectively some of the content they learn in HL subjects is harder, but it only takes 7/7 per subject and IB doesn't have scaling so u could cheese your way to 45/45 by taking 'easier' subs.
That's honestly so true, its scaling that messed most people up, don't know why Nesa couldn't just give us the mark we deserve!
 

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