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    My Biology IA on allelopathy and plant science. Marked in May 2017 session; grade breakdown are as follows: Personal Engagement: 2/2 Exploration: 5/6 Analysis: 6/6 Evaluation: 6/6 Communication: 3/4
  2. Biology HL IA – Grade 7 (22/24) View File My Biology IA on allelopathy and plant science. Marked in May 2017 session; grade breakdown are as follows: Personal Engagement: 2/2 Exploration: 5/6 Analysis: 6/6 Evaluation: 6/6 Communication: 3/4 Submitter IB`NOT`ez Submitted 01/19/2018 Category Sample labs  
  3. Yes, you may do your IA in an option your class isn't studying. You can also do your IA on any biology-related topic, so long as it is reasonable and appropriate with regards to several factors. It's worth nothing that your IA moderator will have no definitive idea if you are a HL or SL student, or what option topic you even studied in class. Therefore, yes you may do it on an SL content without direct penalty to grading. All science IAs are assessed without regard to if the student is SL or HL. That said, though not always the case, you may find an SL topic to be too simple or undemanding for your IA. Nevertheless, I do know people who have gotten level 7 on their Bio IAs on SL topics, despite being HL students, and I have known HL students to write their IAs on HL topics and get poor grades due to insufficient understanding or just generally poor IA writing.
  4. It seems you have a tenuous grasp of basic statistical tools, so I suggest first brushing up through various sources e.g. websites or your Math textbook http://www.dummies.com/education/math/statistics/how-to-interpret-standard-deviation-in-a-statistical-data-set/ I have no idea about how to predict share prices, but typically in statistics, values are predicted through extrapolated trend-lines, or projected lines of best fit. You will need gradient and intercept values, as well as a plot of data spreads to construct a best-fit line, which can probably be searched for online. My own maths ability is pretty shaky at best, so I don't know how normal distribution comes into this. Best of luck.
  5. Yes, they require a 7 in Mathematics HL for those majors. The only major they have I know of (from 2 years ago) that does not require Maths HL is BSc Accounting & Finance, which only needs a 7 in Mathematics SL. However, I don't think it's possible to just take the exam for A-Level Mathematics. Their assessments are in "modules", which is spread throughout the school year(s). Alternatively, you might be able to speak with anyone behind the scenes for LSE admissions and ask if AP Calculus BC would be a satisfactory alternative, since that would be an exam you may take without the corresponding course.
  6. Appendices are allowed, but by and large examiners have repeatedly stated that they are unnecessary and will not be marked. Therefore there is no reason whatsoever to include appendices.
  7. I may or may not have done this for my TOK presentation lmao.... as did a bunch of other people from my year. I'm going to edit this post if I find any of my old notes, but it is a pretty complicated RLS.
  8. General things I did to cram ~6.5k words into 13 pages: -Use 1.0 spacing and size 11 font -Narrow margins -Smaller graphs are fine, so long as important numbers/figures in the graph are readable -Avoid excessively large headings and sub-headings -Shorten mathematical derivations (if present), and ensure background information is not in excess -I found using tables for methodologies and evaluations to help with minimizing used space Hope this helps. If you want a concrete example, my Chemistry IA is available for download on this site.
  9. Like what @kw0573 said, textbook questions and the textbook itself (personally recommend Haese or IBID) are good places to start. IBID gets a special mention as it has more rigorous questions than Haese, albeit the latter is better at explaining concepts. You're going to need to apply a rigorous regime of practice as well. A favorite of mine is to wake up early in the morning e.g. 5:30am and then work towards a goal in Maths e.g. solving ~5 questions or spend 30~min practicing questions of a certain concept. 5 questions doesn't sound too much, but multiply that over an entire semester + holiday break and you would have practiced 5(questions/day)*(30days/month)*7months = 1050 questions. Also keep in mind that most people who found success in Math HL tended to practice Maths for approximately 2 hours a day or even more. Lastly, look up online youtube videos on people solving past Maths HL papers. You get to see their thought processes, explanations, and useful advice.
  10. No matter what grade you get on your IA, it is possible to get any grade from a 1 to a 7 overall for Biology. The IA is marked out of 24 points, which is then weighted at 20% of your final grade. Assuming your IA is a low 5, which would be a mark of 14/24, and using May 2017 boundaries, that means you'd need roughly a 68% overall for your exams (Papers 1, 2, 3) to be relatively secure in getting a 6.
  11. It's that time of the month huh? Sorry to hear it :/ Isn't that program restrictive to the extreme though? I thought it's possible to have gotten into to either Brown or RISD despite not getting into the program.
  12. People with great ECs are a dime a dozen, therefore as 90%~ of applicants tend to be rejected, naturally most people with "great ECs" also get rejected. Anyways internationals just don't fare as well as nationals in the competition. You also need to factor in just from what schools those students applied from e.g. typical feeder schools like UWCs/Eton/Raffles etc. or ones that have never seen a kid go to an Ivy. And even from the most prestigious high schools, those universities can only accept so many of them – after all they need ~90% of their student body to come from America. Besides, without seeing the full extents of their application, it's really hard to tell – even with so many credentials, just maybe they didn't get as good a recommendation, or didn't write the best essay? And also, you'll always have to take things you hear from online forums with a grain of salt. Sure, they're probably true, or maybe they're not. That said, I can understand where you're coming from. I know people who have gotten into Ivies with much fewer credentials than those that got rejected – hell I knew a guy with sub 1300 SAT get into Yale, and rumor had it was because he's first generation college. I know the best ever student from my school with a perfect GPA and the most amazing ECs e.g. international award recipient, met with the President, interviewed on TV, founder of a non-profit organization etc. get rejected to her top schools. But then from another school, a barely A- student with few activities gets into Harvard. So what's the morale of the story? I honestly don't know, and it's not a priority for me to find out. People have been trying to crack Ivy League admission secrets for decades now and there's still no definitive conclusion.
  13. In retrospect, I do believe taking 4 HLs is far from unmanageable, if your goal is to get a 40+/45 rather than a full 45/45 (which is also not impossible by any means). You should go for it in my opinion, and you'll always have the opportunity to drop to three HLs after a year if you really need to.
  14. You can look at my signature – just click "Reveal Hidden Contents". Anyways my HLs were Biology, Chemistry, Economics. Imo it's a fairly challenging combination, but in retrospect I felt I should have done Maths HL over SL, and Physics HL over Biology HL.
  15. I could be wrong but I don't think Saad Business School has an undergrad program... In the UK imo the most notable business undergrad is at Warwick, though Edinburgh also has a great program. I didn't apply to UK schools so I'm not as familiar, though I do remember some things from college fairs. What extracurriculars matter? *shrug* Just be yourself – do what you enjoy and just keep doing it. Look for opportunities when they come by, but avoid doing something you don't enjoy just for the sake of padding your CV~