Where are they now? (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of articles about our graduates. Second up, Mia spoke with Beatrice. She passes on some valuable tips to current students.


Uppsala University bag, photographed by Beatrice

Beatrice R. is now studying to get her masters in law in Uppsala University.  She talked to the QQ about her experience in the IB and shared some advice for the current IB students.


  1. What is your best memory of the IB?

My best memories of the IB are probably all related to spending time with my friends in our shared classes and outside of school. I really miss my SIS friends now, so make sure to spend lots of time with the people you love while you can! 


Academically, I really liked history with Mr Smith and geography with Ms Schmidt. Some of my fondest memories are from those classes!


  1. What is your worst memory of the IB? 

My worst memory of the IB has to be sitting seven exams in the span of just three days. I was not very happy with my schedule, but after spending months worrying about it, I was definitely prepared for it since I knew what was coming. 


I also remember really not enjoying sitting the final maths exams. After paper 2, I was so relieved that I would never have to take a maths exam again that I cried out of joy.


  1. What are your hopes for the future? 

This is a tough question as I feel like my answer keeps changing and it is hard to tell what my long-term goals are. My hopes for the near future is to get my law degree and start working with something that I enjoy doing. As for the future, I just hope that me and everyone around me is happy and healthy.


  1. Do you have any advice for the IB students? 

My advice is to spend lots of time socialising with friends, even if that means just studying in the same room during the weeks leading up to the exams. You are not wasting time by socialising! Maintaining healthy relationships is very important. 


I also highly recommend you to eat properly and continue doing the things that make you happy (both during and after your exams!). Every day After your exams you will want to do the things you find fun and easy. Go home and watch a movie or go on a relaxing walk :). Make sure that you have something fun planned after the exams!