I have always found IB unbelievably hard. It astounds me how so many of you manage IB so effortlessly, and balance everything without losing your heads. Because I have lost it every day. I have dreaded those SAT papers, and if there’s one thing I’ve been consistent in doing, it’s whining. Cribbing and crying and complaining about how large the syllabus is, how tough the tests are, and how long this will last. IB has been an exhausting marathon, at least for me, but it has helped me constantly challenge myself and push beyond my limits. I am deeply grateful to my school community for encouraging and supporting me through Nursery until Grade 12, and for gifting me with the knowledge, skills, and wisdom that will stay with me for the rest of
The IBDP was a challenge for me initially because of my CBSE background and the fact that most of it was conducted online. However, I found the environment at JNIS very welcoming and intellectually stimulating, and with the help of my teachers and peers I successfully navigated my way through the rigorous requirements of the curriculum. I’m grateful for all the academic as well as non-academic opportunities I was provided at JNIS that have contributed to my holistic development as an individual.
Transformative – if I needed to sum up my experience at JNIS doing IB in a single word, the word would be transformative. I must admit, it’s been challenging and demanding, but it has played a huge part in shaping who I am. From working on my Extended Essay for months, to living from deadline to deadline between December and March, and of course, pulling numerous all-nighters, IB has been nothing short of relentless. Ultimately though, it has forced me to become an equally unrelenting, resilient, and dynamic person, and so I wouldn’t change a thing.
I remember so vividly my first-time logging into an online class and seeing intimidating and nervous faces. I can’t believe I’m now walking out of the gate with lifelong friends and beaming teachers – I couldn’t have asked for more from anyone, thank you guys for everything. This achievement is ours!
To me, my IB journey has been quite momentous. It has undoubtedly been the most extraordinary two years of my life, where I have made my best memories and friends, as well as learnt about several new concepts in all my subjects. The entire IB experience granted a smooth transition from grade 10 to the final board exams, and there wasn't one point where I felt lost, thanks to the constant support of my teachers. Besides academics, I gained a deeper understanding of the world through TOK, explored new and more advanced concepts through my Extended Essay, and developed skills in new avenues as part of CAS. Overall, the IB journey has aided me in growing as a global citizen in both the academic and non-academic domains, and I could not be happier now.