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  1. Done.
  2. Yes, it is possible and encouraged - it's not a widely popular choice. I did mine as an epilogue to Gatsby. Be careful to emulate the writer's style and that the extra scene is coherent with the rest of the drama - it should flow nicely with the rest of Williams' text, and be relevant to the rest of the story. Out of curiosity, which scene do you have in mind?
  3. Schools set their internal deadlines, whatever they say is final. The IB deadline is, I believe, March before your exams, but mostly schools set their deadline earlier... Because that one is indeed final. While May of IB1 is a bit early, it is definitely better to get it over with before the 2nd year.
  4. Heyy thank you so much! Firstly, well yes I really WANT to keep HL Maths but im just kinda imagining the worst case scenario and what I would do then.. And yes, Im definitely planning on dropping one, it's just our school really really recommends us to begin with 4 HLs if we take Maths HL (as A LOT of people from "normal" Maths (im in Additional) totally underestimate HL Maths) No problem, happy to help! If you have any other questions, feel free to write. The worst case, as mentioned by Emilia, would be that you drop to SL. And that's not a bad thing! I have a friend who started off with HL, then a bit before the exams dropped it to SL - got a better grade, less stress with preparation, as he had an amazing foundation for SL course, and is now happily enrolled in Computer Science which again wants HL and beyond. And he's doing great. I'd suggest dropping Chemistry or Geography, especially if you don't want to pursue these fields. I started off with HL Chem, but dropped at the end of the first year, the first time we were allowed - my school has some deadlines on its own. Taking HL for a year helped me a lot, giving me a good base for anything Chem-related I might happen to need later, but it was just too much work for the exams themselves. I got a 7 in SL while barely studying. And, @kw0573, that sounds like a cool tactic. We never used anything like that, but our teacher was always setting tests around the actual exam difficulty, and timed and scored accordingly. I can still hear her voice inside my head going "Minute per mark, *name*, minute per mark!" which decidedly made me work fast enough.
  5. Hi! First of all, depends on where do you want to apply to - consider the countries/unis and check the particular IB requirements, if they have any. I'm now in the first year of undergrad physics in Austria, and the only things they cared about during admission were: If I've done all the admission paperwork correctly (A multi step process, should you be interested in details, please write)If I have my language certificate - German proficiency If I've officially completed high school.Point being, they didn't care, at all, about neither my score, nor subjects, nor subject levels. Just that I have the diploma and am a high school graduate. I've even done the admission way before receiving my official diploma, only with the IBIS imprint of results (signed by my school's officials). However. And this is a big one. Undergrad physics means A LOT of maths. Lots and lots more than in IB Physics, which is essentially designed so that even someone taking Maths Studies can take HL Physics. In uni... Not the case. Oh hell not. Out of 5 subjects we're required to take in the first semester, 4 of them are maths - Analysis, Linear Algebra, Vector/tensor based maths, and an introductory maths course. Now, I've passed this introductory course with the grade of 2 (1 being the best), almost solely thanks to the IB HL Maths. It was only near the end of the course that we got a few new topics thrown in - that haven't been covered in HL - for example, multiple and line integrals. So, even if not officially required, having HL Maths will help you tremendously. Trust me on that. And I see your exams are only in '18 - meaning, you still have more than enough time to prepare and ace HL. Essentially, it boils down to how much work you're willing to put in it. Btw, two questions: Do you really need to take 4 HLs? It's a huge amount of work, especially the Maths-Physics-Chem combo, and it's hardly ever needed. You might want to consider dropping one of your HLs to SL.
  6. I took relativity last year (along with EM waves) and it wasn't too difficult, but still quite interesting. It brings concepts that are (probably) completely new to you, and wrapping your head around them takes a while, but personally I found it cool.
  7. Actually yeah, I was proud of that thing in the end more of any other work submitted. Ditto for the NP, curious in hearing the experiences.
  8. Yep. NP has already graduated from IB.
  9. Depends on your coordinator, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have worked for mine - except as a mean of documenting all the other activities.
  10. Didn't have Bio or Art, but from what is said around, Bio relies heavily on memorization, and Art just... takes a lot of time. Lang lit needs you to do your reading and to keep it up to date (assuming you want a good grade), so you might feel a bit pressed for time, though that's what IB does. What are you planning to study later on?
  11. Choose a new one.
  12. As already said above, but just to point it out - check with your teacher, just in case. It's quite strange, though, that they haven't checked your topics already before you started the work...
  13. Mmmmm gimmeeeeh Caramel mocha
  14. Yes. The IB are nitpickers. Better to be safe than sorry.