In a couple of weeks I'll be going into highschool and taking my first year of pre-IB. I'm not sure what to expect I'm quite ecstatic and nervous, I haven't been able to get school off of my mind this entire summer. Anyways, my classes will be
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My first worry is that I want to change my schedule, but I'm not sure what to do. Any advice? I want to take Algebra 2 as well and read that a lot of other kids were successful taking two math classes. Or perhaps take AP bio because I've always excelled in science and I have a deeper passion for science. These are all just ideas, hopefully my school allows me to haha.
My second worry is I'm not sure if I can handle IB or AP classes. Sometimes I'm rather confident that I'll make it but I think that is some blind egotistical side that prides myself too much. However, most the time I doubt, worry and stress quite a bit. I've read so much about how IB is difficult, I know so many people who dropped out of IB because it was too difficult and damaged them mentally, and I have been told not to take this programme by peers, teachers and even some family members. However, I applied and I'm quite determined to get the diploma and prove everyone who has ever doubted me wrong. I applied because I want a real challenge and i dislike taking easy routes, and I have some real big aspirations and goals for my future. I apologize for getting so preachy. I wanted to know if someone like me will make it in IB. I've always been a dedicated student, I may not be the smartest but I am hardworking, and I am a huge perfectionist. I've had perfect grades all throug middle school (which means nothing, I know), I've been through a lot of county science fairs (made it to state once), recognized as the most achieved 8th grader and I get all of that means nothing. I worry that I'm so overconfident that I will make it, work hard and then fail. Of course you can prevent failure by studying and giving all of yourself, and I guess all I need is just a reassuring pat on the back that I'll be okay. I'm sorry this is just turning into a rant.
In conclusion of this overly long and unnecessary thread, i would love it if someone could possibly give me advice for freshmen year or IB in general. I just cannot calm the nerves.. thank you for reading.