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  1. Watched less Youtube videos. Not doubted myself as much when answering questions. Not stressed about the small things and, instead, thought about the end exams more. Focused more on the assessment rubric and had friends check it according to that Not talked to anyone or studied in the hour leading up to the exam
  2. Also, every school does things differently. Ours was just the usual presentation skills, but your teacher might have other ideas (though I very much doubt it - as Jasyun said, it depends from presentation to presentation). While they might not necessarily tell you for certai, there's no harm in asking your teacher what they would be looking for, for a bit of certainty!
  3. Also, don't forget, you only have 4000 words. It may seem like a lot but they cut down fast. Between my introduction and conclusion alone I had ~800 words, and I struggled with only four main points. Don't overreach!
  4. 'Easy' subjects depend on the individual. What are your strengths? What does your school offer that you feel comfortable with taking at HL? These are really things that you have to ask yourself. Apparently Geography HL is a pretty decent subject, even for beginners? It's the only one I can think of off the top of my head.
  5. I had the same thing with my exams (I think I had mine after Biology?). If your school is where you will take your exams, then hopefully they will arrange it so it is on the second day. BMAT allows you to take the exam ~12 (or 24, I can't exactly remember sorry) hours before and after the date in UK time due to the fact that they know there are international exam takers. So, since it says November 2nd in the UK, you'll probably take it on November 2nd or 3rd depending on your examination centre. If it's your school, talk to them before hand - they'll want you to do the best you can do and will accommodate it! If you know where the examination centre is and it's not your school, tell them! BMAT may be able to be rearranged - IB exams cannot. Good luck!
  6. Some schools just don't allow their students to take one of their native languages at ab initio or SL. It's just a thing that some schools have and others don't.
  7. Chances are if the university has said that Biology is a requirement you'll need to be taking it. Of course, you can try and contact the university and find out if they'll allow any lenience but personally I'm doubtful. No harm in asking them though!
  8. Where are you planning to apply for Medicine? It really depends on that. Look around at some of the university requirements, and that should help clarify HL and SL. Personally, I don't agree with Kai_Harry about choosing subjects because they sound good. For medicine, other than the subject requirements, your most important thing is your grades and extracurriculars (and any other tidbits unis might ask you to do). For the most part they don't give a damn what subjects you do (other than the required ones), they care about what grades you get. Of course, this might not always be the case for every university everywhere, but for the most part, don't take a subject that doesn't interest you/you're not good at unless it's a prerequisite. I think @mac117 has similar subjects so he should be able to offer some insight about the combination at least.
  9. 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).
  10. 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!
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.