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  1. It is exactly this I am not exactly sure what the difference between the different 'Abitur' is - I was only told the ones in Bayern and Baden-Wuerttemberg are considered the toughest ones and the most recognised ones. How much truth is in this I do not know. For economics maths and Econ HL should be fine, but if you want you could contact the universities you're interested in applying to.
  2. For the Bayerische Abitur you need a language and a science/maths HL. You meet these requirements and therefore should be ok. I am not sure whether ITGS is recognised for group 3 - I was only aware of geography, history, psychology, and economics being recognised. But since you take it I think you're more than fine for the Abitur conversion.
  3. Your score is quite high as well! Thanks and yes good luck to both of us
  4. Yeah it varies between schools. I only found mine out partially by accident. Otherwise I would've only known it'd be around 43-45 as they give us 2-point estimates most of the time.
  5. Hehe nope, I *am* predicted 44/45 but got an offer from them for 35 points total. If I get the 35 they let me in for the course
  6. Got an offer from King's for Molecular Genetics for 665HL 35 total with core. Predicted (in detail) are in my bio but it was 44/45 total. Depending on what subject you are applying to, I'd say you have quite a good chance of getting a place.
  7. Good luck with your decision, I hope it serves you well. Worth mentioning is that ESS is not really that similar to the biology course - you can compare the two syllabi for yourself. Biology is indeed a lot of memorisation, but understanding the concepts will help you learn quicker and also recall information you might have forgotten (which might be a struggle if you only memorise and not understand/apply what you memorised). I'm not saying this to discourage you, but much rather to make you aware that you'll still have to understand the theory and be able to apply it in the biology course (during, for example, data interpretation exercises in paper 2).
  8. Well, there are a few questions I have regarding your IA. 1. How can you ensure there won't be any variability in your data? If you were to do different sorts of spinach there should be a variation, but what if there's a large disparity in values in one sort that you use? 2. Is there enough information out there to ensure you can backup your claims/results? Can the difference in amount of iron be explained sufficiently? 3. Can you ensure that breaking the cell walls and then testing will not interfere with the method you decide to use in order to measure the iron content? Could it be possible some of the iron is present in other complex molecules? Generally, your idea sounds rather good, but make sure you're somewhat concrete on this so your analysis and conclusion don't sound flaky!
  9. Good luck! Unless you want to go into the scientific field, or are really passionate about the sciences, I wouldn't advise doing a science EE since they tend to be the hardest to score well in.
  10. It depends on your BMAT score, predicted, and %-ratio of A*s that you got. Whilst 8A* at igcse is a great result (especially if it’s 100%), you do have to keep in mind that meidicne for international applicants (especially at Oxbridge) is crazy competitive. So yes, you do stand a chance, but there are many other factors which will determine the likelihood of you being accepted.
  11. Hi there people! Considering our exams are slooooowly creeping up, I figured I'd ask how you're doing with your coursework and all. Have you met your deadlines? Are you in a rush? Did you write these 4000 words overnight? I'll give some of my life: Chem: IA done & submitted Bio: IA done & submitted German: WT done English: WTs done (yet to choose which one to submit) Geography: IA draft submitted Maths: lol not a clue what my IA will be on and proposal is due soon EE: first draft done, final going to be submitted in November - currently cutting word count down (yay) TOK: Presentation done, essay proposals in the making Group 4: done! Overall I'm quite happy with my progress, though I wish I had completed my EE by now - had to postpone it because of entry exams and all (grr...). Let's just, uh, not talk about maths... So, how's your progress going? Willing to share some tips and tricks on how to stay organised? Let's share our secrets, after all..
  12. I really do not understand your supervisor's advice. It would be the super-long table which would detract from communication, by a lot. What my supervisor told me to do was take the data and average it for each point before presenting it in the table of the main body. That way, the examiner got to see the raw data, and if they wanted to see the data for each of the experiments, I hyperlinked it to the corresponding appendix. Including all of the raw data would annoy the examiner, and you would make them less willing to read on with your essay. So, in my (non-expert) opinion, you should just show the averaged of the data and then advise/mention the fact that the raw data for each trial at each point/group is in the appendix. I do my EE in Chemistry btw.
  13. I truly doubt it. There's also the aspect of maturity which mainly comes with age, no matter how intelligent one is. Universities might also not want very young students for other various legal reasons... To OP, I wouldn't mention it unless it really, really fits with whatever you're writing about. It will have no influence whatsoever on your application, and if you're under 18 and want to study medicine it will only disadvantage you. Plus, I'm pretty sure that universities will get to see your date of birth on your application anyway.
  14. Good point! There's also a completely new medical school at Aston University (literally the first year they allow undergrads to apply for medicine is this year!) and they also have 665 requirement. They only let in 60 undergrads this year but I know for a fact this med school is under the radar and many aren't aware of its existence (or are afraid to apply because it's new), so it might be worth a shot!
  15. You give us almost 0 background information about what you're applying for. Some universities, for example, only allow students in who have a minimum of a 6 predicted in each subject (though this is usually a subject-based thing - e.g Leicester for medicine). Yes, you could apply there, but remember it's not only about meeting (or exceeding) the criteria, but also about being competitive. Will that 4 make you competitive enough? What subject is it in? Does it relate to your degree? What does your (relevant) work experience and wider reading look like? University applications are much more than just PGs, and with this little information we cannot help you. If you took GCSEs remember that Oxford puts a rather huge pressure on these for some subjects (e.g. medicine or engineering), and use them as screening pre-interview. Then again I myself am not applying there, so maybe @Gaby could give more useful insight into this.