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  1. Yup that's right (but you can still major in Comp Sci without chem). US admissions are outside my area of expertise, but you can google it yourself.
  2. If you want to do engineering in Canada, you need Grade 12 chemistry. Even if it's software. Computer science is very similar and does not require chem in most cases. There's some really good comp sci programs in Canada too
  3. gtfo and go to a school that offered better math
  4. Really? That's so weird I never knew BC did that. Ontario students get both Adv Fun and Calc and Vec for SL (data management is added for HL). Not sure about other provinces
  5. I took SL math and got an early offer to Waterloo. So yea, they take SL math and they really don't care. Waterloo is notorious for not giving a damn about IB. They don't even have an IB cutoff because they don't like using those grades. Instead they use Ontario grades (I'm assuming you live in province). So the trick really is to take the math you can get the highest mark in. There's no special treatment for HL math kids over SL math if the HLs have lower marks. Id still review the HL concepts though. SL doesn't teach enough and all the SL math kids in my engineering program got really terrible marks because of that. But dropping HL? Probably the smartest thing you can do if you're aiming for that high average. Any university in Ontario will take SL math. If you have specific/personal questions just send me a message
  6. Check with each individual university. Oftentimes there's some larger scholarships up for grabs. I can't really think of any off the top of my head. Theres also some bigger ones you could try for. Notably the Loran, TD, and Schulich Leader scholarships. HOWEVER THEY ARE VERY VERY HARD TO GET AND YOU NEED OUTSTANDING EXTRA CURRICULARS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND GRADES. I also want to note that many scholarships are for Canadian citizens and PRs (in some cases). If you are international, scholarships are extremely rare (again check with each uni)
  7. Canadian unis also don't accept Studies for engineering. It's seen as being a math course for arts and humanities focused students (aka students who won't need math in university) As an engineering student, I can tell you that hands on design will be a VERY small part of your education. You'll have to take several math classes (and there's only one level: HARD) and physics classes which is basically just more hard math. If you want more design work and want to avoid hard math, I don't think a university engineering education is fit for you. In Canada and the US you can go to college (or community college) and get an engineering technology degree, which is easier and more hands on than a full engineering program
  8. Damn that's better than when I first started IB. I had a couple 4s, 5s and just two 7s. However I was one of those people who needed longer to adjust to IB, and my grades improved drastically. I think if IB is important for university and you're enjoying what you're learning, you should stick with it. You're well above the international IB average score so you're actually doing great!
  9. Math SL is NOT Math Studies. Most engineering programs do not recognize or accept Math studies, as it's not considered to be good prep for university. Do as much research as you can right now. I have a strong suspicion that university will not take your math credits, no matter your mark in it
  10. I got into a good engineering school with SL Math. It's possible to get in with SL instead of HL, but you're setting yourself up for a hard time in university. Math SL is my biggest regret of IB (although I didn't have a choice ?)
  11. My school (and a lot of high schools in Ontario) recommended binders with loose leaf. This is because teachers loooove handouts, but you can't really keep them organized in a notebook. You can still use notebooks, but definitely have binders available for the course outline and lesson plans. I had a binder per subject all the way through high school (pre-IB and IB)
  12. Differs between schools in Ontario, but none of the schools I knew of used raw marks on report cards. However since there's no formal rule as to what mark your teacher can and can't use, I'm afraid it won't be easy to change
  13. I always did pencil. Just really press hard so it shows up
  14. advice

    Say it louder for the parents in the back. Seriously though, IB isn't everything. I would still be where I am without the diploma (actually it would've been EASIER to get to where I am) but I probably would've been much happier in a certificate program or in my province's curriculum. Anyways... 11) Change up the medium on which you rewrite notes. Confusing wording, I know but what I mean is don't stick with just pen and paper. I used coloured pens, blackboards, whiteboards and even DREW ON MY DRIVEWAY IN CHALK (I traced my sister and drew her internal organs). It really helps stimulate your creativity so you're not dreading rewriting 2 years of information
  15. It's a really personal choice in my opinion. Some people do really well in the IB system because the learning style is different, whereas others prefer the provincial system. I'm guessing that health science program is Mac Health Sci? In that case, all you need is a 90+ which is not impossible in IB (a minimum of a mix of 5s and 6s). If you know for sure you don't want to do Year 2 IB, Year 1 might still be worth it. That's because you'd be used to the harder difficulty of IB courses and will have great study habits because of it, so if you go to the provincial system you might have an advantage in some courses. I also did IB in Ontario and know a lot about the uni admission process. Drop me a message if you have questions