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This class was tough.
IB Physics is a very challenging course in which one can explore the world of physics through many opportunities during the school year. These opportunities consist of papers, group projects, labs, and real life scenarios that the teacher helped expose to us. I feel that this class has taught me to look at physical problems in a different perspective. Instead of always looking for the straightforward answer, I was taught to think outside the box to solve a problem and I found this skill very useful. I feel that this class has better prepared me for college itself.
I learned how to apply my mathematics in the realm of physics. In other words, I was introduced on how to manipulate equations and use them selectively when it pertains to the situation. Instead of memorizing a lot of information, this class taught me to use the information I know to solve practical worldly scenarios. This was crucial for me. Also, the Internal Assessment allowed me to specialize very well in a topic I found interest in. I feel that this was a very important and beneficial opportunity that I was given.
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Advice for students:
To take this course, you must be very comfortable with manipulating numbers in context of real world problems. Physics involves a lot of applied knowledge of math. Without a strong grip on algebra, this may not be the class for you. IB Physics also requires a very high level of work ethic. IB in general is more work heavy than AP, so if you are a hard worker, you will thrive in this class. You must put lots of effort into thoroughly doing assignments and being engaged in class.