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  1. Hey. Unfortunately, it's never a certainty. You certainly stand a good shot with a 44; however American universities often look at other things, such as your essays, extra-curriculars and recommend letters very heavily. So sadly, I don't think anyone can say "yes you're going to get in with a 44". I would urge you to of course have top grades, but also to try to build your list of extra curics and talk to teachers to get great recs in Best of luck!
  2. Hey there! Well, if I'm honest with you, it's tricky deciding what you want to do! First up, before anything else, I highly urge you to reconsider your HLs as Math, Physics, Chem HL is a lot of work. Also, just so you know, your career choices are more influenced by Uni (which is affected to some extent by high school), so I wouldn't sweat it too much. However, for now, let's assume you stay with this choice. You have a lot of options of what you can do/study. Certainly teaching mathematics is an option. Here, it would depend on whether you want to teach High School students or university students. Generally (and there are exceptions), high school teachers do not have PhDs; and arguably most don't have masters (depending on the country, state etc etc). For university, you certainly need a PhD. So you can consider that. In terms of other options, you're quite free honestly. At university, you could study (and this isn't a comprehensive list): Economics, finance, engineering (such as aerospace, chemical or electrical to name a few). And then career paths are strange depending on the major you choose. A few paths that I can think off the top of my head are: Engineering, Consulting, Finance (investment banking, hedge funds etc), Weapons development, automobile design. Tl;DR: There are plenty of options for you to choose from. Hope this helps
  3. It depends on what you want to study mate. Most Unis let you work with Math SL etc. The Chancellor programme is a scholarship program; it is seperate from the course you want (BComm, BA etc etc) Hope it helps
  4. It depends what you want to study mate. After you decide that, you can take a look at the uni requirements for the subject and adjust accordingly. Best of luck
  5. Honestly depends. Personally, I didn't use any textbooks. Found that they didn't work for me. Rather, I made my own notes. So I would urge you to consider your learning style before buying IB textbooks, as they are quite expensive (a 10 second Amazon search tells me they're generally ~$30). Assuming you decide to get books, I don't think multiple books are needed. For one, often various books have different ways of labelling figures (I heard this for economics), and therefore, it can get confusing. Hope this helps.
  6. My understanding is the A is the only thing that matters. I don't know how it is in your country, but the IB will just show your grades as an A. Second, I don't believe you can publish your EE separately as it would count as self-plagiarism. If you enjoyed your topic, you could certainly look into writing a fresh paper to be published in a uni student journal etc. Hope this helps.
  7. Mate, Honestly, don't worry. You've got 3 years before IB. Just work hard at your grades, and enjoy life. Go out with your friends etc. Don't go crazy worrying about something that is so far away. I didn't do the IB in your region, but really I wouldn't worry till its closer. Just enjoy high school and the opportunities it presents.
  8. You've got plenty of time. IB starts in year 11. So honestly, just relax and enjoy the two years before IB begins.
  9. Right, so you need SATs for Yale-NUS, and NUS if I remember right. Yale-NUS is going to be tight, not gonna lie. They need solid everythings, so I would apply but don't hinge your hopes. I'm not going to waste your time by going through every uni, but I think you should be OK for most of them academically. I would take the SATs because most of the unis listed need them. Also, I would try to boost some extracurriculars. Maybe start tutoring younger kids in your school? Or join a sport team or something. Heck, if you can, an apprenticeship/internship with a firm would look great (and give you heaps you talk about on your essay). TL;DR: Academically look good, save for the SATs. I would try to boost your extra-curricular activities if you can.
  10. Don't know if there is a fixed number, but I went for 14ish sources. But like IB_Taking_over said, quality>quantity. Also, I think 3 claims, with a counterclaim for each, is a good way to do it. So essentially 3 points, with a counterclaim which you prove to be false/dismiss
  11. Yes. Most unis look at the overall. They have a cutoff (at least UK/Australian) unis do, and often requirements in that cutoff. So for example, Uni X says "we need 32 points with a 566 at HL with Physics HL" (just an example). So then they will look at the overall grade and the specific requirements. It is possible, and I'd say likely, that if you meet the requirements they will look at the other grades too. So let's say a uni needs 27 points, and you meet that, then they will look at individual scores. Depends on the uni though. Hope that helps.
  12. I can't speak for all unis, but for all Australian (and I'm guessing a fair few US/UK ones), math studies will hinder you in Busines Management and Finance and Accounting. I would try to understand where you're going wrong and try to work on that. Perhaps look into getting a tutor. For politics and/or Int relations, you should be OK. I can't imagine they would be too picky on the math aspect. A close friend of mine tells me that Geography actually involves a fair amount of statistics. Therefore, I'm not sure if unis would let you join with math studies. Certainly there are universities that would accept Math studies for commerce based subjects, but they would be fewer. Hope this helps. Best of luck
  13. Hey there Firstly, this is a hard question to answer because what do you define as a "good uni"? In general (from a bit of googling and memory when I applied for uni, in 2016), most of the top 50/100 unis need a minimum of math SL. Frankly, if you want to study finance, you will need it. The simple reason is that often finance will involve courses in Economics, and that needs a decent level of math. It's very different from High School Econ. In your shoes, I would try to figure out why you're struggling with math SL. Do you not understand the content, or do you not test well, or is the IA or something else? After identifying that, you can make a battle strategy. A few general ideas for Content: a) Get a tutor/try to get a one on one with your teacher. Sometimes we work better individually. Plus your teacher/tutor can figure out if a certain teaching method doesn't work for you. b) Practice. Math (and really any subject) is like a muscle. The more you use it the better you get. Start off simple, like just doing basic problems to solidify the content; then move to trickier ones. Textbooks are generally written such that the first few questions are just using the formula etc. That will help you figure out what to do. The later questions will help you adapt your knowledge to new situations. c) Limericks. They are fun ways to remember formulas etc. There are similar strategies for testing etc (don't have time to list em). TL;DR: Figure out why you're struggling and work on it since heaps of unis need SL for finance majors.
  14. Hey. So if you "plateau" so to say with getting a 7 overall in HL, so one will complain. If you maintain your present grade levels, you'll be in good shape. If you're talking from a uni standpoint, I don't see any real benefit in tanking and getting a 6 now just to push it up next sem. Rather, maintain a 7 throughout. Just my two cents.
  15. I did Econ and History HL. Econ is easier to score IF you understand (a) The theory (b) What the IB wants. History would be easier if you are good at essays, critical reasoning AND understand what the IB wants. If you want to study law, I think both are good options. Law needs essay skills, so history is certainly a plus. Econ IMO may take a back seat. For business, Econ isn't often needed (depending on your university ofc), but I feel it will give you a certain intuition and understanding. Plus, (at least at my uni), a Business major often still needs some core Econ courses, so Econ HL MAY help a bit. The question on unis is interesting because it depends on so many factors including but not limited to (a) what you define as good (b) What course. I would google their websites for your major and go from there. Hope this helps.
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