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  1. It's totally possible. I did my entire EE (research included) in one night for the first draft. You'll be totally fine
  2. I personally think it should not be allowed to take an ab initio language if you've done four years of the language already. Language B is for people who have studied a language for around that length of time. Is there another language offered by your school that you could take ab initio?
  3. My old school does, but only did so after I left (annoyingly, as I wouldn't have done Geography, and I ended up doing IR at University)
  4. I'd take Visual Arts up to HL, and take physics SL. This should be fine for applying to architecture at any uni in the UK at least.
  5. Ignore the above 2 posters. Interior design is likely to include little to no maths, and UK universities do not care if you have studies for a course that has minimal maths. I'd imagine you'd need Art at HL but no other subjects would be required. e.g. http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees/index.php?action=programme&code=W250
  6. I got a 7 in HL History 4 years ago, so apologies if my knowledge is dated. HL History is much easier to score a 7 in compared to HL Maths I actually wrote a pretty substantive piece on HL History and why it has a low average score which can be read here: In terms of medicine, it won't disadvantage you having HL History if you have HL Biology and Chemistry, and SL Mathematics. If anything, having a humanity at HL shows you have a wider academic engagement. This can be beneficial in showing you can approach the study of medicine from a different angle. I know someone who wrote their EE on the history of a specific medicine, and another who wrote their EE (in global politics) on the politics surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It's things like this that will make you stand out from the people offering the standard HL Biology, Maths and Chemistry.m
  7. For your course, no. They care about so much more than your mathematical ability. Especially if you're getting 7s in Studies. I was predicted a 5 in Studies, and I know someone who applied for a similar course to me with SL predicted 6, and I got an offer and they didn't. Personal statements/application essays are way more important
  8. My university, St Andrews, offers Neuroscience. I know in the first year you do Psychology and Biology as your modules in your first two years, and then do Neuroscience modules in your last two. The entry requirements stipulate you only need two of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths so you should be fine. The entry requirements can be found here. https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/neuroscience/neuroscience-bsc/
  9. If you're interested in medicine in the UK, you should look at this programme. It's a medical degree taught by the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh for Canadian school leavers. You need HL Biology and Chemistry and SL Maths as a minimum, but it gives you something to think about. http://medicine.st-andrews.ac.uk/teaching/bsc-hons-medicine/alberta/
  10. A bit late but ignore the above poster. This is a perfect UCAS application for your profile. Oxford is always a gamble, as is Imperial to an extent, but if you are predicted 40+ you're basically guaranteed an offer from Glasgow, and stand a good chance getting offers from UCL and Edinburgh. If you're an EU student, you stand a better chance getting an offer from UCL than Edinburgh, but if you're paying international fees Edinburgh will probably give you an offer, and a low one at that.
  11. He is a native English speaker. If he doesn't speak any other languages, his native language is English.
  12. We can't write your intro for you, but I certainly don't mind reading over what you've written and telling you where you can improve. Just private message me if you need help. I got an A in my history EE
  13. It's quite obviously a film topic and you don't need to do film to do an EE in it
  14. Firstly, which universities and what course? I got 39. 39 is difficult to achieve and puts you in the top 6% of IB students worldwide, but it obviously is achievable. My advice to you is this. Drop one of your HLs. Choose which one you don't need and drop it. You'll waste valuable time and effort on the extra one that you won't need. I'd advise dropping maths or one of the sciences if you don't absolutely need them for university entrance, as English is easier to get a 5 or 6 in, but can be difficult to get a 7. It's hard for us to judge where your points would come from, as we don't know your academic ability I was predicted about 36, and predicted to get a 7 in history (which I did), 6s in English, biology and geography (got a 7 in English and 6s in the others) a 5 in maths studies (which I did get) and a 4 in French (which i got a 6 in), as well as B/B (got A/C) in EE/TOK. So clearly there can be a huge disparity between your predicted and actual result. Work hard, don't procrastinate, learn exam technique and learn you syllabi backwards, ESPECIALLY for economics, and physics and chemistry. They have much more detailed syllabi than English, French and to an extent, maths. For English, keep practicing your handling of texts and analysis, and in the run up to your IB exams write at least 2 practice essays per paper for English. The same applies for French and make sure your grammar is perfect, as a huge emphasis is put on it. The written assignment is also a godsend so do well in that!
  15. Actually 8% of candidates get a 7 in HL Maths, and with 11,000 candidates that means around 900-1000 candidates get a 7 in HL Maths every year. Difference is, people doing HL Maths haven't been forced to take it and are probably exceptional mathematicians. It's not the same with history. My school forced me into Math HL I'll be honest, I'm an American, and we don't take the IB as seriously as other places. I'm sure we do bring down the curve. That being said, there have been people who get 7s in history at my school, but no one ever gets close to getting a 7 in math, at my school or any of the other IB schools I've researched in the surrounding states. If 8% of people are getting it, they are no where near where I am. We had 1 7 in HL Maths in our year. He was an exceptional mathematician. We then had 1 5, 1 4, 2 3s and a 2, but our year wasn't great at math. Some schools get 10-11 7s in HL a year, in the UK at least.
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