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  1. Do the IB; at the very least, the way IB scores is much fairer and transparent than HSC. You definitely do not need to be academically gifted to do well in IB; but you do need the drive to work hard. From experience, IB tends to reward people who worked hard to achieve where they are. Disclaimer: I am from South Australia and since studying at ANU, I've heard one too many stories about HSC and how weird the system is. If you still have doubts, PM me
  2. Ooh this sounds like a good one! It sounds complicated enough for a chem HL prac and pretty original. The one comment I would make is that be careful with what juices/drinks you chose. Ideally, you would want the type of acid to be the only variable, and hopefully nothing else in the juice will affect the enthalpy of neutralisation. It is pretty difficult to achieve that; the most realistic thing you can do is to make sure that the concentration of the fruit juice is the same, or that it's from the same company so that the formulation is hopefully identical. It's not too big a fuss; if all else fails just make sure you mention this as an uncontrolled variable. But otherwise, sounds good!
  3. Personally, I think this is more EE material than IA material, and potentially more bio than chem; regardless, it sounds interesting, You could potentially look at how the presence of heavy metal ion/chirality/other chemicals affect the breakdown of sugar - could be relevant if you are doing analytical or biochem for the options. I do have to emphasise that you should look at a particular chemical pathway, rather than a whole bunch of systems present in biology.
  4. You're not wasting anything by going into a course that requires low ATAR; ATAR requirement doesnt predict how hard a course will be, or how valuable it is. Despite having an ok ATAR, I still had to work my ass off in my science degree to maintain good grades. Same with law. Your case is quite curious. To work in finance I'd think commerce is enough; but I guess to make yourself more competitive if you have an understanding of the legal system. That being said, there's a couple of things you need to consider, namely 1). would you enjoy doing law, 2). do you want to spend 5 years doing law, 3). where do you actually want to end up at
  5. I think egg white is good
  6. go for love interest maybe?
  7. Nah have never watched Friends Confession: IB was sort of fun np will confess he/she is procrastinating on homework
  8. For me, 1. The Hunger Games (first book was allright, second book went downhill, never finished reading the third) 2. The second percy jackson series (yeah I lasted 165 pages into the third book) 3. Divergent series 4. Anything related to a dystopian society 5. Faults in Our Stars 6. Twilight (DUH)
  9. it's good if you are doing it for subjects that involve rote memorization like goddamn biology (at points)
  10. I do think that guys and girls can just be good friends. It's about recognising that you are great friends to each other and NOTHING MORE.
  11. Bio HL. Hands down Cell Respiration was pure evil
  12. hmm.. English A Lit I was so damn bad at it and found it pretty difficult to navigate around it
  13. I had a tutor for english, mainly because I was borderlining failing (legitimately 3/4) during the first year of IB. My tutor was a relief teacher at my school who used to teach IB English at St. Peter's Boys for about 8 years? She did help me quite a lot, but in the end, one of my friend's commentary made so much sense that I finally saw what IB English truly is. But she was an amazing person who guided me through my darkest times.