What are your thoughts of the IB Diploma Programme?
The IB Diploma Programme is without a doubt an extremely challenging course. The two years are filled with CAS activities, Internal Assessments, and numerous deadlines - a combination that ensures you’ll be kept busy.
I personally found the Diploma Programme to be a demanding, yet enriching and rewarding experience. Due to the high level of difficulty and seemingly insurmountable workloads, completing each aspect of the course provides an unrivalled sense of accomplishment as you progress throughout the programme.
Aside from the purely academic side of the programme, the CAS activites in particular offered great opportunities to step out of my comfort zone and engage with other aspects of school and community life. It is these opportunities that make the IB Diploma Programme such a well-rounded, balanced experience that you simply don’t get with other high school courses.
Did you feel supported throughout your education at BIS HCMC?
The teachers at BIS HCMC are vastly experienced, especially in relation to the IB Diploma Programme. I strongly believe that it is this experience that has such a positive impact on the eventual results of IB students at the school. As a result, I am immensely grateful for all of the teachers that I’ve had over the course of my high school journey at BIS HCMC.
I am also appreciative of the dedication and commitment displayed by my soccer and basketball coaches Mr Husband and Mr Soriano, along with the rest of the P.E. faculty, as they all made sporting life at BIS highly enjoyable.
Finally, my form tutor during Year 13, Mr Gamwell, was similarly influential, motivational and supportive during the final stages of my IB Diploma - for which I am also truly thankful.