School started two weeks ago for me — adjusting to a new school has been tough and I'm trying my best to keep a positive attitude through it all! IB has been great so far, though, and it hasn't hit me yet how hectic the school year will be.
@shaneyboy123 We pick our courses in February and they get approved/modified before April! We don't get teacher/schedule assignments until the summer though, but we do get to know what classes we get to take!
Same here -- can't believe it's almost time for the summer! I'll be going to a summer camp (woohoo, so excited) and then I'll be moving schools for the IB, so it's going to be a busy few months, but I'm personally really excited! Probably going to miss the people in my current school though.. I'll probably miss Chem and English a lot :/
@Giovuhnni I'm doing the IB too! I don't know how they do IB at your school, but I wouldn't recommend getting the AP prep book -- some of the syllabi are pretty different, actually! The main ones I can think of are Math HL and Calc BC; even though they're equivalent courses, HL covers some topics not covered by BC and vice versa.
A common book to get for the IB are textbooks by Cambridge/Pearson/Haese (for math) and doing a ton of practice papers from question banks online.
@cconfusedd I believe that it isn't 'basically math HL'. It's just the options; none of the core syllabus included. They expect the core syllabus to be discussed outside of class time. Plus, the syllabus does expect students taking Further Math to 'learn' one of the four Math HL options outside of class time, since they expect students to take Math HL along with it. Not sure how they do it at your school, but you may want to check with your school about doing that — my school does not allow students to do Further Math without Math, no matter how advanced you are, and it does make sense with the way the syllabi for the two courses are set up.