Is a lot of extra homework involved in IB classes?

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IB courses are typically more challenging than regular middle or high school courses so students may be asked to do more homework. The challenge, however, is not always in the amount of homework assigned; rather it is in the quality of the assignments and the extent to which students complete those assignments. The added benefit is that students take greater responsibility for their own learning while they learn valuable time management and organization skills. Students do not have to forego other important parts of school life. They may still remain involved in sports, student government, clubs, theatre, music, community events, and other extra-curricular activities. Such activities are incorporated into the IB Diploma Program through CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) and the MYP through the Community and Service requirement.

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