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  1. You should check what the past results in the three 3HLs are at you school. If people are only getting 4s/5s then maybe consider switching schools or switch to AP/A-Levels. In general, Canada has more stringent requriements because Australia has gateway programs and is more flexible with missing one or two classes. If you can get 38-39+ then you should be considered a strong International applicant. In general be willing to learn stuff on your own and be willing to spend hours a day on the subjects. @ChocolateAndVanilla Bahasa is a school-requested course, and is likely Group 1 only. It's not globally available like English or Chinese, for example.
  2. I cannot see your file(s). Please share the link to an online host (eg imgur.com), or paste the photo directly.
  3. Different classes get updated at different years. But even if there was an update, it will be at the minimum 95% the same as this file, as it is in the middle of a cycle and they will not make any changes where they have to retrain examiners or make teachers refamiliarize with the syllabus. The biggest change IB made in the middle of a cycle was changing Math HL papers to be 10 points less, and they had a series of blog posts about it on ib.
  4. This is the newest version, I believe. Most guides only get updated every 6-8 years.
  5. You should contact St. Robert's for advice. While for some reason we have a high concentration of pre-IB questions from York Region, Canada on this forum, this is a technical question best addressed by the school boards and the school.
  6. @A7G5S89 I kinda see water you are saying (obligatory chem joke). As a moderator I'm also obligated in saying avoid tangential comments in threads, as a forum rule. In context of the original post, the EE is externally marked. Basically 20%+ means you pass. End of story.
  7. Hi Feel free to use the search bar on the top right to search through our forum. I believe I have written on this multiple times but sure i'll write something new. I think some common characteristics among students who do well in Maths HL is that they have a strong foundation in mathematics and they practice a lot of IB questions and other challenging questions. You still have some time before the exam, and the first step is to identify what you need to work on, as a priority. Ask yourself: 1. Am I fast with simple calculations/mental math? Do I rely on a calculator for simple calculations? Do I have confidence in my mental math skills? 2. Do I understand why the formula works / when it is applied? When I have conceptual questions/misunderstandings, do I resolve them? 3. Are the past papers similar to what I learn in class? Did my class cover the syllabus thoroughly enough for IB? 4. Am I able to do simpler questions on these HL topics? I am unable to do difficult questions because of the way it's asked? because I can't make the connection? Because I don't have enough time? These questions surround two keys to success: 1) strong math skills 2) familiarity with IB questions. Luckily practice can improve both. For many other subjects, you can attribute success to "he did 10 past papers timed" or "she was very good in the subject to begin with". But in Maths HL, students are successful when they both work hard and start off very well. While practice is the answer, you need to practice differently depending on how you answered the four previous questions. If you are making simple mistakes, then you should do drills of simple problems (simple as solving algebraic equations/systems, simplifying expressions, rearranging, arithmetic) where you try to do dozens of them in a minute or a few minutes, on a daily basis. If you are understanding class fine, but not doing well on papers, then see first if your class actually covered the entire syllabus in detail and do extra reading or youtube videos and see if you understand better. For this case you want to practice questions at different levels between your class and IB. Many of them can be found in a standard textbook. When you encounter a new problem type, see if you can solve a slightly different question, such as with different numbers, or asking for different quantities. In some cases, you need to know why a formula is used. For example vectors and probability are highly conceptual. You need to recognize that the problem want you to use a tree diagram or a venn diagram, because questions won't tell you that. Be aware that yes you were working with normal distribution for a but for part b you need to define a binomial distribution. Practice is the fool-proof way to improve, and is your number 1 strategy. You need to know what you are practicing and your goals for doing so. I do want to end with a few somewhat obvious tips, in case you are unfamiliar with the HL Exam. - Know your calculator very well, but don't rely on it. Know how to use tables, plot built-in functions with unknowns eg (y=binomcdf(6, x, 0.2)), solver - Understand how examiners give marks. Understand the command terms IB uses. - Understand that Part B is typically considered harder than Part A, but they also give more hints in Part B. Be able to recognize hints -Understand what forms IB is looking for and avoid doing extra work. For example if they want equation of a Cartesian line without specifying what form, you can leave in any form (usually simplest is point slope form). Don't simplify expressions if you don't need to. - Understand that the number of marks indicate the number of things they are looking for, not the difficulty. a 10 point problem can be very easy but a 3 point problem can be very hard.
  8. CAS experiences do not need to last over 18 months. CAS just have to be about some regular involvement as oppose to one-off occurrences.
  9. Hi Welcome to the forum. It is unfortunate to hear how much distrust teachers have in their students. I don't know what EE this is, but I am not sure why photographs with an interviewee is necessary. I assume the matter is settled but don't admit to anything they accuse you of. Try to talk to an adult at the school who will listen to you. As for the EE, all you need to get to pass is 20% and it is marked by an external examiner. While it is inappropriate to make up sources, and I don't believe you did that, your teachers do not have enough evidence. Most academic dishonestly flagged by IB are people who basically print off someone one else's work. I honestly think you can pass if you write more than 3000 words on the topic, even with circumstantial data (again I don't know what subject this is). This is hard but try not to think about this and focus on any remaining IAs and the final papers.
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  11. Sure. Have you read the official EE guidelines and rubric? https://www.ibsurvival.com/files/file/3605-extended-essay-guide-2018/
  12. Are you aware that IB marks the EE regardless of if or what level you are taking the subject? And have you read the Math EE chapter in the EE guide?
  13. EE in Math should aim for at least 10 pages. A very concise EE should have at least 2000 words. If you are being wordy then at least 2500 - 3000 words. As long as it's clear what your thoughts are and what you cited then it's fine.
  14. When the air in the refrigerator is cooled, the force applied by the room air is greater than the force from the air within the refrigerator. Did you try to take the difference and do P = F/A?
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