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  1. It really depends on what you think your interests, strengths, and weaknesses are. To be fair, they're all pretty essay orientated, and the differences are minor in terms of difficulty (I believe, from what I know of my history class). Do you have a particular interest in one? I wouldn't say there's one that I'd recommend over another if you exclude my bias towards history (just because I adore the subject in general).
  2. What do you mean by 'normal'? Like 'average'? Or minimum entry requirements? I believe they focus more on ATAR than anything else, though there may be a slight chance they'll take you over someone with fewer subjects in the sciences. However, I doubt any of us here can say for certain. Fingers crossed for you!
  3. Email both your coordinator and the university. Put high priority on your coordinator's email and then bug the hell out of them. This is important for your future. Email UCL and explain the situation to them. Perhaps (though someone else should confirm this) send proof of you contacting your coordinator (if done through email - whilst perhaps blurring out your teacher's name and email), if possible. Can't help with the latter though, as Medicine might work differently. If it's the same though, they're giving us our interview information from December through to March, so you might have a little longer. In your email, perhaps you can ask them?
  4. Honestly, I don't think subjects really matter for the UK. It's your predicted grades that are more important - and GCSE's if you have them, for Oxford. You have three essay based subjects though, which shows you should be fine with PPE though. Focus on your grades, TSA, and personal statement to be competitive.
  5. I'm equally confused as this was me answering a question to another individual. I don't know why it says I started a thread. I'm so confused.
  6. For the UK, you'll need to sit the UKCAT and/or the BMAT depending on the universities which you decide to apply to. Unfortunately, you'll have to ask someone else about the US information as I haven't applied there, and have only really gotten an idea from this forum. However, there are many people who have posted on this topic, so I'd recommend skimming through and trying to find some info if no one can advise you. Which is easier in terms of Biology and Physics? There isn't an answer. It really depends on what you're better at, if you're more of an equation type of person or memorisation, etc. Only you can really know by doing them. Or, if you mean SAT and ACT, I believe ACT is more science based and SAT is now just reading comprehension and maths. Again, it depends on you. I think with SAT you may have to focus a bit more on grammar in a way that IB doesn't, and with ACT you may have to do a bit of the science you don't already do. Again though, I didn't take them so it might be better to ask other people. I think it's a good idea to try and find a 'syllabus' or something, and see what's on them if that's possible online. There's also the PSAT which should give you a good idea of whether you need help from books or not. I don't know if ACT has a similar thing.
  7. I agree with the above and would also state that it's a vague theme because the theme doesn't mean anything. So, you're saying a theme is insecurity and instability, right? You haven't, however, told us what Poe's stance is on it. What is he actually saying in the story? E.g. "Through the use of punctuation, repetition, diction, and the choice of narration, Poe develops an atmosphere to express the harmful impacts of insecurity. He suggests that an individual's insecurity may severe relations with others, but also have dramatic effects of the individual's mental health, altering their outlook on life and causing them to lose trust in themselves, not just others. As a consequence, an individual becomes detached from the world and their mentality becomes more unstable as they refuse to communicate with others." I've never read the story before, but if the story was about that - I don't know, I just BSed with the two words - then you want to expand on what Poe's perspective on the thing is. This will come through the intent you discover as you analyse each individual technique. It's a bit of a long thesis, but our teacher basically got us to make our introduction an extended thesis. The first line was introducing the stuff, the second the plot, and the rest was an elongated thesis (in a way). It was kind of like: This technique does this and this other one does this. Repeat. Shortened version of your thesis and its details. However, yes, I agree that you should ask your teacher.
  8. If I'm not wrong, for the majority of US universities, you can't do medicine straight out of high school. Of course, your principal will know better about that, and if there are any universities that allow undergraduate courses. If you're going to apply to some school in the US that doesn't allow you to do medicine straight out of high school, I very much doubt your subjects will impact your ability to get into medicine - you'll just want the highest score possible and to impress universities, so in that case go with what you feel you can do. It really depends on whether or not you have a degree of certainty as to whether you can make it to an American university. With either of the subject choices you've put down, you're closing doors to India. Technically, if you want to remain on the safe side, you can do an irregular diploma and all three sciences at HL, but that would be a pain in itself, and as you said, you don't think you'd be comfortable with it. It is, however, something to consider. Are you applying to any other country or just the US? In terms of if Physics is better than Biology, I wouldn't say so. I haven't started medicine yet, but I would say that Biology is more important but that doesn't mean Physics isn't important too, particularly for areas of medicine such as radiology. While you've specified you'd prefer psychiatry, remember, you still have a bunch of time to try all the areas. In the case of the second science, go with what you think will work better for you. What you like, what you're better at, etc. However, I would keep in mind where you're planning to apply, and if you want to apply to any other country what their requirements may be.
  9. Pre-IB score? You mean predicted grades for IB? In that case, I believe it tends to be through an academic transcript that will give your predicted grade depending on preliminary exams and such. Or do you mean the curriculum you did before IB? In that case, it's often not relevant for universities as they are not university acceptance level, so they are mostly ignored.
  10. Chemistry Syllabus Content View File The differences in the 2016 syllabus from the 2009 content to make studying a tad easier Submitter apoello Submitted 12/26/2016 Category Chemistry  
  11. Chemistry Syllabus Content


    The differences in the 2016 syllabus from the 2009 content to make studying a tad easier
  12. Hey there! I basically completely agree with IB'ez but just have something to add about Cambridge. Personally, I applied to Oxford with very similar subjects to yours (which you can see below) though I was torn between the two unis. However, something that I noted (though I don't know if I overthought it) was the following: I'm not 100% sure if Maths SL counts as A/AS Maths, which you might want to check in the case of Cambridge (I mean, I presumed it was, especially since I read somewhere that Cambridge considered it 90% of an AS level) but it was certainly something that put me off applying there out of the uncertainty. Then again, you always have the option of Oxford Other than that, 100% agree with @IB`ez
  13. In the actual exams, if I'm not wrong (since we did this for SL), you can ask for the answer booklets that you'd use in other exams. I don't know if Maths HL is the same, but in Maths SL we had two long answer questions, and you could just use those for working. That's what we did at least!
  14. I'd definitely recommend The Island then - it's only got four scenes in it, which are significantly shorter than The Crucible's. I'd also suggest Ayn Rand's 'Anthem' which is a novella. We studied some of Katherine Mansfield's short stories for our IOP (though I don't think anyone chose that option). Also, whilst it's a bit longer I personally enjoyed The Great Gatsby. However, I know that many teachers use it for IOC (as ours did) so it may not be an option if it's being used in another internal. Hope this helped a tad and good luck
  15. I completely understand where you're coming from, and it's a recurring problem I had with my own investigation and essays. Personally, in the end, I figured being analytical is just really saying how your evidence leads you to a certain line of thought. So basically 'X facts suggests that Y is the case because of Z reasons'. It's both creating a conclusion from your stats and info but also judging it a little, from what I remember. So, for my topic about Kosovo and NATO's bombing, I don't know what I wrote but it might have been something like "There is evidence from -important person- that the NATO bombing was a method for the USA to exert its dominance in the international realm. -important person- describes the move as necessary in proving the USA to be a major power following the Cold War, a reasonable assumption given the frigid political atmosphere at the time. However, at the same time, -i.p.- may be using this excuse to..." I can't give too much advice, but I hope this helps even a bit!