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  1. you have to explain to everyone what a mark conversion is
  2. Just wanted to wish you good luck!
  3. Talking about Abortion: Pro-Life or Pro-Choice The conversation surrounding abortion has always been controversial. Even in the 21st century, the thought of discussing abortions in some communities has been tabooed. Unfortunately, this so called 'taboo' has been the reality of some women - whether it be the result of unprotected sex, sexual assault or fear of keeping the child, millions of women have had to choose between life or choice. Some factors that may affect the final decision include, but are not limited to, gender, religion and society. Dialogue of abortion and the pro-life and pro-choice stances have normally taken place between 'adults'. However, I think that as the future of the world, we should be having discussions about this right now. We should be communicating and expressing our opinions at a young age and we should be given the opportunity to dialogue about such issues. When people do not dialogue, they do not understand. Humans are scared of what they do not understand - we disrespect, degrade and in some cases, turn to violence in order to make someone else understand that we are right. It's important to talk about issues such as abortion and to share opinions in order to be aware. When we have conversations such as political issues, social issues and religion issues, we are fulfilling the criteria of being IB World Learners. I think that this forum and thread allows for IB students from all around the world, people of different colours, religions and communities to express their opinions. So, I invite all of you to voice what your sentiments are. Are you pro-choice or pro-life? Why? What factors affect your stance? I think it'll be interesting to see what IB students around the world think of this. Thank you!! Please, respect the opinions of everyone when replying! If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it.
  4. A written profile is baisically a resume of some achievements and skills of yours that you think would make you perfect for the IB program. For example, if you participated in any competitions (Spelling Bee, Mathematica), if you were in the student council at your school, if you were part of the French Club or if you're a part of any athletic teams. These are just a few ideas and examples - there's so much you can put down. You can also write out some skills you have - for example, if you were a part of a certain team for a specific amount of years, you can say that this shows you're dedicated. If you received any awards at school (Honour Roll, French Award) you can put those down as well. I would say keep it a 1.5 pages long. You can write it out in an essay format or point form. However, if you're really unsure about the criteria, just call the school or see if you can ask someone who has applied before or someone who is applying to see what they think. I didn't apply for Bayview, but many of my friends did and this is what they put down. I've heard that Bayview is tough with their acceptances! Good luck! Just incase - if you want any information on other IB schools in the GTA area, feel free to PM me!
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    Just incase anybody wanted to know the average grades/scores that students internationally receive in IB, I've found a PDF with statistics from IBO - this is the most recent PDF I could find and the statistics have been taken from the May 2016 session. I've listed the page numbers of some information depending on what you may want to check - Page 9: Extended Essay statistics Page 10: TOK statistics Page 16: Statistics on number of points awarded to candidates Page 17 to Page 22: All subject grade distributions (including mean grade + % of candidates receiving grades)
  6. IB Diploma Statistics May 2016 View File Just incase anybody wanted to know the average grades/scores that students internationally receive in IB, I've found a PDF with statistics from IBO - this is the most recent PDF I could find and the statistics have been taken from the May 2016 session. I've listed the page numbers of some information depending on what you may want to check - Page 9: Extended Essay statistics Page 10: TOK statistics Page 16: Statistics on number of points awarded to candidates Page 17 to Page 22: All subject grade distributions (including mean grade + % of candidates receiving grades) Submitter saarad_ Submitted 10/29/2017 Category IB Diploma Statistics  
  7. Just incase anybody wanted to know the average grades/scores that students internationally receive in IB, I've found a PDF with statistics from IBO - this is the most recent PDF I could find and the statistics have been taken from the May 2016 session. I've listed the page numbers of some information depending on what you may want to check - Page 9: Extended Essay statistics Page 10: TOK statistics Page 16: Statistics on number of points awarded to candidates Page 17 to Page 22: All subject grade distributions (including mean grade + % of candidates receiving grades) PDF Download: dp-statistical-bulletin-may-2016-en.pdf Link: http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/bc850970f4e54b87828f83c7976a4db6/dp-statistical-bulletin-may-2016-en.pdf
  8. Although I'm not much help, I really hope you're able to finish your IA! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Good luck!
  9. I don't know much about Comp Science but like CSYoon, I definately recommend HL Mathematics as a course to take. I've heard the mathematics used for Computer Sciences in university is the hardest so I'm sure that the curriculum for HL Math would prepare you. If you also want to take sciences, taking either (or) Physics and Chemistry (HL or SL) would probably be a good idea as well. Remember to check the required prerequisites for the program at different universities just incase. Good luck!
  10. Nice course choices! I'm in 11th grade and I'm also taking HL Bio, SL Math and HOA! The courses themselves aren't too bad but definitely requires time and dedication! Good luck!
  11. why take it if you don't need it?
  12. Questions regarding your personal profile component should directly be asked to the school of application. Depending on if you're trying to get into the pre-IB program (applying in 8th grade) and the IB Diploma Program (applying in 10th grade), grades needed and the criteria for acceptance varies. If you're trying to get into the pre-IB program at your school, they will be probably checking your grade 7 marks and learning skills (responsibility, initiative etc.) . Normally, depending on the school, they'll accept students with 75 to 80+ average. If you're applying into the IB program in grade 10, they'll check your grade 9 (and maybe midterm 10 grades). These grades must be at least 80% + (some school may require higher or lower) for consideration. As mentioned earlier, different schools have different criteria so talking with someone from the school would be beneficial. Hope this helps and good luck!
  13. I'm doing French B right now and frankly, I hate it. I don't hate French itself - I've been studying it for 9 years now but for me personally, IB French (SL) is just a tad too much. I feel like its almost super overwhelming, because French has so many components to it and there's so much IB wants us to know. The comprehensions stress me out. During practice comprehension tests, I always add too many words or too little; for the Orals, I can hardly formulate a sentence in English so I don't know how I'm gonna it in French. Many of my friends dropped out of the program after going through pre-IB French because they didn't think they'd do well with it. Everybody has their own opinion but it all depends on your prior French knowledge and if you really enjoy the language and course. Good luck!
  14. IB is definitely not for everyone; time management and extreme dedication is required. Regardless, even if it was for you, your mental health comes first. If its affecting your health, its definitely a valid and serious reason for you to be able to drop the program. If it were me in that situation, I would definitely get my parent/guardian to talk to the councillor. In my school, we are allowed to drop out of IB. Our councillor definitely will go out of his way to convince us to stay, but in the end, its your choice. Also, I'm pretty sure you can drop the program anytime. I had a friend who dropped IB after 11th grade even though she did her Math and French SL IB Exams. But yeah, as I mentioned before, ask a parent/guardian to get involved; they can't force you in a program you don't want to be in. Hope all goes well!