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  1. It's possible to take those courses online, but they're often pretty expensive. Ask your coordinator about Pamoja education: My school also didn't offer Econ but I took it online and I really enjoyed it!
  2. What university is this and for what program? In general it's not a bad thing to drop out of IB in Canada. The provincial curriculum is more than enough to get into a program, and I you need a 90 to get in then you should definitely put your efforts towards reaching that, in IB or otherwise. However just make make sure you are 100% sure about dropping out. IB can really prepare you for first year, while the provincial curriculum might not prepare you for the difficulty of assignments that you'll see in uni. It's nice to be well prepared, but again it's not make it or break it for uni. In the end, your goal of getting into that program should take precedence. Make the choice that's right for you.
  3. My grade 9 average was 10% higher than grade 8. I guess I went to a harder middle school... Pre-IB really isn't too much harder than the provincial level. You might have to put in slightly more work, but keeping or improving your average is possible
  4. Since vitamin c is just ascorbic acid, you could do a titration and determine the concentration through redox equations. A common experiment is to add starch to juice and add iodine until a colour change occurs. Perhaps ask you chem teacher if this is an appropriate path to follow?
  5. I'm in engineering in Canada and I can safely say that IB kids had only a very small advantage in engineering classes. If you think you can do better in a provincial level class, by all means please follow the path to higher marks. However I'd recommend talking to your coordinator about this decision too. It's possible that your marks can go up in Year 2 and maybe it's just a matter of different study skills or more practice with material. Dropping an IB course is non-reversible, so make sure you're certain about leaving.
  6. Yes, a girl from my class went from Canada -> England halfway through. The only issue was that she had to change some of the levels of her classes in order to fit with the other school's course offerings
  7. I'm from a neighbouring district (actually Turner Fenton is like 30 minutes from my high school) and basically pre-IB is handled like normal high school. Your school will likely pre-register you in your required courses, and electives are at a non-IB level so that's all you gotta pick. If you're concerned about the delay, perhaps call the school but for the most part you got nothing to worry about
  8. Damn I never heard of a certificate with all SL courses, so I'm not 100% sure what will happen. The likeliest scenario is that you send both an IB transcript with predicted grades and your school transcript. You should probably call some unis and ask though since the policies for IBD students will not apply to you.
  9. A 3 is still a pass in IB. I think you need more than 12 points cumulative from your HL subjects to get the diploma? The info is available somewhere on this site. The reputations of both Trent and Windsor are equal. One isn't better than the other since both are accredited universities in Canada. Transferring will likely not be a problem. And for your last question, I don't believe certificate kids apply as IB, at least the certificate kids in my school didn't. The 101 (domestic) OUAC form had an option for IB certificate, but I guess the 105 forms didn't.
  10. In that case you probably do need to get the diploma. I guess if you applied as a diploma candidate, they expect you to finish as one. I'm sure you can get the diploma, you still have a few months before exams. What's good is that both universities are very easy to transfer to. If you do decide to go to Trent (which is still a good school), all you need to do is basically pass first year in order to get a transfer to Windsor
  11. Canadian unis do accept certificates from IB (it's really common in Canada to take certificate instead of diploma) but if you already got offers, you should probably call the universities directly to see if they will accept it in your specific scenario. What might be a bigger issue would be your individual scores. If a prerequisite subject falls below the minimum allowed score for that uni, they may revoke an offer. Good luck and try to finish strong!
  12. Looks like you've done your research! My only other comment would be that some top engineering schools require math/physics/chem at higher level, and if you drop to SL in one of those courses, some schools may be out of reach. Again, every university is different but just be aware of their prerequisites. Good luck!
  13. Your subject choices are pretty solid. There's just 2 concerns I have: 1. 4 HLs is brutal, and you picked literally the 3 hardest ones (math, chem and physics). If anything, drop Econ to SL especially if you don't like essays 2. Look at university requirements for biomolecular/biological engineering. Some will require you to know biology. Either apply to universities that do not have this requirement, or make a plan to get the credits you need. Or, just apply to chemical engineering programs. Otherwise you're pretty good!
  14. I used candy in my SL Chem IA. Made a solution and puts chunks of marble in it to see which caused more 'tooth decay' from acids. The best part was the giant amounts of candy I got to eat after
  15. For Canadian unis only: It doesn't matter at all if you take SL or HL chem. In this country you can get into any engineering program no matter what level you took your courses at (for example, you can get into the top engineering school with SL math/physics/chem). Universities won't look at you 'less' if they see SL chem. If you want to study software/computer/electronic engineering, you won't even take that many chem classes in university anyways.