By CC Chiang
The final International Baccalaureate (IB) exams have finally come to an end! These exams started on 28 April and ended on 19 May. The number of exams students had ranged from 12 to 18 exams, depending on how many subjects the student takes and if the subject is higher level (HL) or standard level (SL).
Dubai American Academy (DAA) Seniors are going to colleges all over the world, and are provided with different offers, such as conditional offers or unconditional offers. The conditional offers justifies the extreme stress that some students went through, since they had to reach a certain score to be accepted into their desired university. Some were only moderately stressed, as some seniors had unconditional offers and would be accepted into university no matter what (as long as they didn’t fail or commit a crime, of course).
Senior Ashwati Nair said, “I had 18 exams and the three weeks of exams were pretty stressful but I’m really relieved it’s over. Now I’m catching up on TV shows and hanging out with friends.”
Senior Subhaga Laxman said “I had a total of 15 exams and I was very stressed throughout the entire three weeks. My most stressful experience was having two HL exams on the same day from two different subjects. Now that exams are over I’m just relaxing and trying not to worry about the results!”
Senior Helia Mokhber said, “I had 15 exams. All pretty stressful. I’m excited for graduation and then senior trip and then university!”
Senior Fareeha Mahmood jokingly added, “[I’m excited about] living my life.”
The seniors have now completed high school and can lift the burden of their two brutal years of the IB off their chest. They have an extra month of summer to relax and prepare for college. The seniors got to celebrate their achievement by attending prom, which was the night of the last day of exams. They officially graduated high school last Thursday on June 1st!
Congratulations to the seniors for making it to the end of high school and good luck in university!