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  1. For both MOST analysis and VPEC-T. Is there in the syllabus though? I think it might be applicable too Thank you for helping me! I really appreciate this a lot ^^ Seriously, I'm very nervous. I'm scared that I fail EE. MOST and VPEC-T are not in the syllabus and I am not 100% sure that you can use them - you better asking your teacher. Good luck with your EE!! Now I'm thinking again. We learnt about VMASTO (This is what my teacher called it)--Vision, Mission, Aims, Strategy, Tactics, Objectives in the second chapter. So maybe it is some kind related to the syllabus? If you studied VMASTO, you might want to include it in your EE since you are doing it on corporate culture. However, I cannot remember studying it. So, is it definitely in the syllabus? But again, ask your teacher re tools that are not included in the syllabus. This is the best thing to do right now!! :) that's what teachers are for And if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask.
  2. Hi, I did not take Physics HL personally but I kind of agree with your teacher that the topic and measurements you decided to undertake are quite simple. At least for Physics HL since in my opinion it more suits Physics SL. What would I advise you to do is to make an investigation more related to real life. It might sound really simplified but maybe something like... how does the altitude reached by a ball depend on a material it is made of (e.g. from different sports... football, volleyball and etc.) You might want to have a look at this because I cannot really explain what I mean: http://nothingnerdy.wikispaces.com/IB+IA+EXPERIMENTS Hope this helps!
  3. Hey! So, as far as I know there were no changes since 2014 and, hence, you can use Maths HL Data Booklet for 2014 (I think Data Booklet for 2016 does not even exist). I did exams in 2015 and I used 2014 Data Booklet as well. So, it is fine... Just in case here is the link to 2014 Data Booklet: http://www.mranselm.com/uploads/9/7/2/6/9726205/hl_formula_booklet_2014_pdf.pdf Hope this helps!
  4. Hi! Maybe you can tell us more about what you want to study in the future? Simply because if it is something that does not involve Mathematics, is it worth doing Maths HL in IB? Apart from this, the rest of your subject choices seem to be fine to me... but again depends on which undergrad course you would like to undertake... Hope this helps!
  5. If you are willing to study Computer Science in the future, it will be necessary for you to take Maths HL. It really depends on your strengths because your HLs are not the easy ones. You are saying that you are bad at calculus, well, that's no problem, you have two years lo learn it. When I started Maths HL I did not even know what calculus was... So, if you try hard, you will be fine. It really depends on your priorities and if you want to get into a good university for Computer Science, you have to do Maths HL. Regarding IAs, EE and TOK - this is the torture we all went through and you will need to, obviously, plan and write them carefully. In my opinion, Maths HL is not that hard. For most people it might seem impossible because of its huge syllabus and scarce amount of time given on the actual exam, but is doable. The only problem is that you might really need to develop your understanding of Maths for your undergrad course. So, it will be required for you to really study Mathematics. But if you are a very hard-working and diligent student, you will definitely break through! Hope this helps!
  6. You can choose any topic from the area but remember that it is important for examiners to see maths in your IA. It is perfectly fine to take a topic with airplanes since a lot of maths is usually involved it... but complicated maths. You could look into fluid dynamics and the main governing equations of fluid flow (Navier-Stokes equations). This, however, is a pretty advanced topic which involves complex calculus and most complicated flows (such as airplane flow which has turbulence) are solved using iterative methods - which is another area you could cover in your IA... but since you are doing Maths SL, is it worth that? I did Maths HL and I am pretty sure that I will not be able to understand some of the stuff! Alternatively, you could look at navigation of airplanes and it would involve geometry. The first link that I found in Google might give you a brief overview of what you can do and it does not look as complicated as fluid dynamics: http://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/other/1-aircraft-navigation If you are struggling to choose a topic, take a look at this link: http://ibmathsresources.com/maths-ia-maths-exploration-topics/ I, actually, stumbled upon a really interesting one: http://ibmathsresources.com/2014/09/07/batman-and-superman-maths/ Hope this helps!
  7. For both MOST analysis and VPEC-T. Is there in the syllabus though? I think it might be applicable too Thank you for helping me! I really appreciate this a lot ^^ Seriously, I'm very nervous. I'm scared that I fail EE. MOST and VPEC-T are not in the syllabus and I am not 100% sure that you can use them - you better asking your teacher. Good luck with your EE!!
  8. Hi! I did French SL at school as well and I did not know a single word in it. I would not say that I have flair for languages... no, I do not... but I worked hard to learn it. I used various resources in the Internet and I also talked to myself in French quite often (do not judge, it helped). I used this resource a lot: http://french.about.com/od/verb_conjugations/ You might find this one quite useful as well: http://www.languageguide.org/french/ When we studied various topics, our teacher used this website although it is mainly for French HL: https://frenchywiki.wikispaces.com/IB+French+B+HL Finally, my ultimate life saver, was this book (but if you want to have it, you will need to purchase it): https://osc-ib.com/ib-revision-guides/french/french-b/123
  9. Hmmmm... I think I know what you are trying to say. You simply have to read carefully what you are given and deduce where exactly arithmetic and geometric progressions start and end. Actually, it depends on the question you are looking at. So, that be great if you could find a problem you are struggling with because then I could explain to you on this example how to deal with such mixed questions.
  10. Hi! The book that we used for Physics was this one: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uWVQrIZqz_MC&pg=PA2&lpg=PA2&dq=physics+for+ib+diploma+k.+a.+tsokos&source=bl&ots=S9ggNYljA_&sig=TBCNR3Y7C1YtWjQH9PRgZ3TYa6c&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CFkQ6AEwCWoVChMIp6ee78ywxwIVS4kaCh15rgKz#v=onepage&q=physics%20for%20ib%20diploma%20k.%20a.%20tsokos&f=false I do not know if you will like this book but to be honest when I was preparing for Physics I did not really use it. As for notes, you might be interested to refer to these websites: https://www.patana.ac.th/secondary/science/anrophysics/home.htmhttps://ibphysics2016.wikispaces.com/For revision, there are a lot of YouTube tutorials. So, if you are interested in such things, I can send you some links. Hope this helps!
  11. Hi! I did not do either Econ or Theatre in IB but I have just made a little research on the Internet and here what I have got: 1) As far as I know there are undergrad courses for theatre. It could be Theatre and English, Theatre and Film, Theatre and Performance Studies and many more. Here is the link to the courses that they have at Bristol University: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/search/search_results?sort=score&dir=desc&sort=UndergraduateCourse-programname&dir=asc&query=theatre&filter%3AUndergraduateCourse-year=2016 (this is just an example). I do not know if you will be interested in such things but it is good to have various options... 2) For the course "Population Health" they do not specify which subjects you need (by the way, UCL has this course - I have just seen that it is one of your target unis). However, Econ might be useful and as ShootingStar16 said why not take it as an extra subject since you are so passionate about Theatre? Hope this helps!
  12. Hmmmmm... I have never used syllabus for notes but instead I used to mark in the syllabus areas that I know, that I do not know and that I am not feeling confident about. By doing that, I basically determined what I should go through again. However, using a syllabus for your notes might be a good idea as well. If I were you I would take each section in the syllabus and write corresponding notes to this section from the textbook. It is true that textbooks have more material but having a deeper knowledge in a particular topic will be always at your advantage since this is what should improve your understanding and help to develop your thinking and ability to solve unusual problems. Hope this helps!
  13. Hi! I do not know a lot about the universities in USA, Australia, Canada or Denmark but, generally speaking: 1) If you go for medicine, then it is more likely that universities will require Biology. You will also need Chemistry HL and Maths HL and maybe Physics. (which you are already taking and it's good) 2) If you study Bsc, universities usually require two sciences for that. You will need Maths as well. Not sure which level but Maths HL is better since you wanted to do engineering as well. 3) As for engineering, you have an ideal set of subjects. Studying Chemistry HL, Physics HL and Maths HL, plus Economics SL, is only at your advantage. With this you can study almost any type of engineering. However, the best thing to do is to pick the universities you want to get in and then look at their entry requirements. In each, there will be some variations for each degree. Hope this helps!
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    IA Math IA Topic

    Hi! If you think that mathematics behind the topic you chose is too difficult, do not go for it and do not risk your IA for that. Instead, can you think of something else that might interest you? When I was writing my IA, I struggled to choose the topic as well. At first, I wanted to calculate the probability that the humanity will go to hell but then I remembered that I am really interested in coding and, thus, I ended up doing my IA on cryptography (and I really enjoyed that, plus it was the greatest IA I have ever written in my life). Have you tried opening your textbook and going through a content page? Maybe something will catch your eye... A lot of people do their IAs on mathematics in various games. Is there any chance that might interest you? If nothing comes to mind, I suggest looking at this link: http://ibmathsresources.com/maths-ia-maths-exploration-topics/ They have plenty of ideas and it is a great source for inspiration. And here are the samples of students' IAs: http://xmltwo.ibo.org/publications/DP/Group5/d_5_matsl_tsm_1205_1/html/content/exist/rest/app/[email protected]=d_5_matsl_tsm_1205_1_e∂=2&chapter=2.html Good luck!
  15. Hi! So, if you want to study the field of astrophysics in the future, you should definitely take Maths HL and Physics HL. I am pretty sure that Physics SL is not enough for that. I studied Astrophysics as an Option in Physics SL class and it was pretty vague since we had to just to memorize a lot of stuff without explicit explanation (at least this was with our teacher). So, what I mean is that Physics SL is not enough for that. As for Maths, some universities might accept Maths SL but most of them would require Maths HL for sure. But better checking entry requirements for each uni you want to get into individually. Hope this helps!
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