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  1. Hi guys, The May exams are here and I just want to wish everyone the best of luck for them This is the final stretch! Who else will be taking the exams? Are you guys ready, and how are you feeling about them?
  2. The IB fee is most likely to pay the examiners that will be marking your exams/assessments and to just fund the IBO
  3. Hey @tracesky, Right now, you technically would pass the IB but I imagine you'd want to still push yourself and do the best you possibly can to achieve even higher grades. What I suggest is going to your teachers in the subjects you are concerned with (Chemistry, Biology, English, Math and TOK) and to ask them for help and feedback on what you can do to improve. In most cases, teachers would be happy to spend some time with you, say, every week or two in order for you to catch up and for them to guide you onto the right path for the course. You can also do a lot to improve on your own. There are many websites and resources to help you study at home. I really recommend you go and get yourself some Oxford Study Guides (https://osc-ib.com/study-guides). They may be a bit costly but they really do the trick. For my final exams, I've been using them for Math, French and English and they're helping me improve a ton as they take you through the whole course as well as the exam components to prepare yourself and to catch up on any weak points. It's so detailed yet so simple and easy to follow. Please consider getting yourself some Here are some great resources I found. Don't rely solely on these sites though, use them as just part of your revision as well as my previous tips: https://studynova.com/exam-preparation/ib-math-sl/ https://www.dropbox.com/s/ez2ssg6fsfa2ps8/IBMathsStandardNotes.pdf?dl=0 http://blog.prepscholar.com/the-best-ib-english-study-guide-and-notes-sl-hl In short, you'll JUST pass the IB with these grades as the minimum is 24 points, but I really recommend you spend time studying with your teachers or get tutors to help you with your weak subjects, get some online resources to help you and get some Oxford Study Guides. If you do this, I guarantee you'll be improving in most areas and hopefully getting at least 1 or 2 grades higher in each weak subject if you put in time studying and effort in your assignments and exams. Remember that achieving good grades is not easy and it requires a lot of time and effort. Push yourself and set reasonable goals to motivate you and to have some sort of plan on what you want to achieve. I wish you the best of luck!
  4. I agree with @SC2Player, you can still get a higher grade with the other components. The final exams are the most important now, so study extra hard so you can do well in Bio I wish you the best of luck!
  5. Thanks so much for the reply! Yeah, I'm that basic person that wears pretty much the same thing to school every day, I've never had any interest in putting effort into my fashion haha. I'm dreading graduation as it'll be the first time I wear such fancy clothing :| Anyway, my teacher hasn't even mentioned dress code so I imagine it's not important which is a good sign Thanks again, good luck with your exhibition, I hope it goes well!
  6. Hi there, Your current choices are great. Math HL and Art HL are good subjects to apply to architecture with. I'm quite sure the rest doesn't play a significant role. I've got 2 people in my Visual Arts class who are applying to architecture degrees and they both take Visual Art HL and Math HL You can go for either Business or Economics. Generally, there aren't many differences between HL and SL in the IB. It just means that HL does more hours and studies a bit more course content than SL. If you'd like, you can even begin researching universities to help you get an understanding of what is expected. If you're planning on studying in the UK for example, looking at the top ranking universities, you can see the entry requirements. Obviously, I've picked one of the best unis for Architecture... but you can research any uni you want. Cambridge (http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/architecture), for example, isn't looking for specific courses but you need a portfolio that shows various skills in architecture when applying. They are looking for at least 40-42 IB points though (776 in HLs) so it's quite tough (keep in mind it's a prestigious uni). That's why it's important to pick subjects that you like so that you'll be more motivated to do well for your final grades. I'm sure these requirements are similar across various unis and countries. I suggest that you spend some time looking around for potential unis you'd like to apply to. If you need more help, feel free to ask or you can go to your school's academic counsellor. Hope I helped and I wish you the best of luck in the IB
  7. If you can't find a supervisor, just go and ask your CAS teacher. I've had mine supervise a couple of my activities as they were very individual activities and couldn't find anyone else to do it.
  8. Hey guys! It's exciting that the IB Visual Arts exhibition is coming up soon. It was never clarified or suggested anywhere though, how should we dress for the evening? I'm not sure whether it will be casual or quite formal. I'm really not the type of person that likes dressing up, I hate dresses/skirts. Anyone who has experience with previous IB exhibitions, I'd really appreciate the advice. Thanks
  9. That's great to hear! Thanks for the update. I still find it ridiculous how you have to be closed off with a warning sign, but at least you're actually allowed to display your work. Good job insisting and standing up for your work. Good luck with your exhibition! It's a very exciting time. Mine is in exactly 2 weeks and then we'll be out of school soon after that
  10. Law and medicine are two different stories. Most of the prestigious law schools in the UK, for instance, require just an essay-based subject to get into their law degree. This could mean just taking English Lit or Lang Lit, History, etc. Economics, I feel, is a good bonus as well. Law doesn't require sciences at all so they won't be looking at your science subject, pick whatever you feel will be easier to achieve good grades with if you like both of them. From experiences told by my friends, chemistry is slightly harder, but of course, that can differ between people. If you're going for medicine though, you have to take one of the sciences to have a chance at getting in. It's a requirement. Chemistry and biology are both great, but it depends on what uni and where you're aspiring to get into. If you're still deciding on what you want to pursue in university, discuss your options with your IB coordinator and academic counsellor. Hope I helped and good luck with everything
  11. I don't see why they would reject it. If it's a requirement and you've been preparing on your own, you'll be fine. Your school has no authority at limiting your choices for further education. Good luck in the IB!
  12. It's no problem! If you need any more information or have any other questions about applying for Graphic Design, send me a message anytime. Also, thanks for the explanation, I'm not familiar with that system! And thank you, I'm trying to improve so I get better final grades
  13. Hiya! I know the struggle of trying to find a unique CAS activity. As much as I'd love playing video games to count for CAS, I highly doubt they'll allow you to.
  14. Hi there I noticed you put your exams as being in Nov 2016, is that a mistake? Lucky for you, I've been applying to Graphic Design courses so I know the exact answer to your question. If you're applying to the UK, as I am, then you can definitely take Math Studies SL. I don't have experience with unis outside the UK though but I'd imagine they really don't care about what maths course their applicants took in the IB, because Graphic Design is the opposite of Math. I wish you the best of luck with the IB and with applying. I hope I helped!
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