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Is it possible to take the IB exam without the course?

Hey guys! I've heard that some people take the AP exams without taking the actual courses, and it got me wondering if it's possible to do the same with IB exams? Has anyone here done this or know if it's a viable option? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! Your question about taking IB exams without actually enrolling in the IB courses is an interesting one. While it is true that some students choose to self-study and take AP exams without taking the classes, the situation with IB exams is slightly different.

The International Baccalaureate program is a curriculum that emphasizes a holistic approach to education, which is structured around the Diploma Program (DP) or the individual subject courses. Most schools require students to be enrolled in either one of these programs to take the exams. Furthermore, the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) has specific rules and guidelines that often don't allow non-IB students in a school to sign up for the exams, unless there's a specific arrangement in place.

That being said, if you are really interested in taking the IB exams, I would recommend talking to your school's IB coordinator to discuss your options. They would have the most accurate information pertaining to your school's policies and the feasibility of taking the IB exams without enrolling in the courses.

Best of luck with your academic pursuits, and I hope this information helps you make an informed decision about whether or not you can take an IB exam without the course!

9 months ago

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