Some of my best memories were made during my time in the IB programme. By pushing me to my limits in terms of time management and learning new skills, it has given me the confidence and tools to succeed at University.
The IBDP course was more than just the submissions and internals, or the deadlines and countless acronyms; instead it was a programme that taught me to trust my work and venture beyond my comfort zone. I'm glad that I made this decision because otherwise I would have missed out on the countless experiences to grow, meet new people and be more confident for future challenges.
My IBDP journey was a rollercoaster of ups and downs. I think it all came down to making the right choices, at the right time. The one thing I found impossible to choose between was my studies and my passion for singing. Eventually, I decided to pursue my hobbies alongside my academic commitments and it was these various experiences both inside and outside of the IBDP curriculum that shaped me into who I am today, and prepared me for the outside world beyond JNIS.
The IB programme was gruelling, exhausting, and unsympathetic, but it was a necessary step in the right direction. I learnt to actually understand the material I was studying, and although I struggled through the first semester, and when the first wave of assignments washed over us, I realised that with a focus on understanding, everything became much easier. And with the environment at JNIS, with supportive teachers, a whole lot of extracurricular opportunities and really really great people in the student body, I do think that the IB has made me a so much more well-adjusted and well-rounded individual than I was at the start of the two years.
The two years of IBDP were challenging in so many aspects, and yet so much fun. However stressful and sometimes even frustrating the IA's and EE and TOK essay and WA's were, I really enjoyed the process of writing them. They really allowed me to explore the subjects by myself, while feedback and guidance from my teachers helped me improve my essays and widen my perspective. Definitely the most memorable years.