International Baccalaureate vs HSC

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  1. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates ...and people wonder why?

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    IB is great if your kid wants to go to Uni O/seas, or you are an expat that is regularly relocating with secondary school aged children. In Oz, not so much.
     
  3. Lord Shanghai

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    I am interested in this thread.

    Do Oxbridge or ivy league US universities accept the IB?
     
  4. westminster

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    Yes I believe they do.
     
  5. hematite

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    They usually need SATs. You can complete the TEE but you will still need a SAT score.

    This is for ivy leagues.

    Oxbridge can/will take your state based score direct.
     
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    Thanks for that. Very useful.

    I imagine very few Aussie kids end up doing the SAT. Could be useful if one wants to attend a world class university.
     
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    There is a lot more work involved in the IB. Both my daughters went to a school that offered the IB. Some students found it too onerous and changed over. I have heard the SAT is fairly easy. From what I have seen, our schools are about two years ahead of US schools. During the uni years they catch up.