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  1. should i be taking chem HL even if I don't need it at university? i like chem and everything but i'm having a hard time understanding everything and i don't think i'll need it in the future for uni or in general... thanks for any advice
  2. Hi, I'm currently doing Chemistry HL and I'm finding the concepts challenging and hard to understand. I'm at the lower average end of my class, and most of the people are taking chem because they want to be doctors/engineers etc, however I have no plans to do chemistry at university and am now slightly regretting choosing chemistry HL. I was just wondering whether I should continue with Chem HL or not. I find chemistry interesting and I don't mind putting in the effort, but I'm scared that it will get much harder and that my grades will worsen. I'm currently taking Psych SL, Maths Sl, Chinese B SL, and English Lang Lit HL, Film HL, and Chem HL. If anyone has any advice or opinions on my situation it would be much appreciated! Thank you in advance .
  3. Hi, I'm having trouble coming up with CAS ideas for these two learning outcomes: 1. Ethics of choices and actions 2. Global engagement Currently my projects are swimming, taking part in a charity show where you have to volunteer at a local cancer caring charity, being a mentor to a younger student to tutor them a subject. If anyone has ideas I'd greatly appreciate it because I'm really stuck and I have to meet a deadline very soon. Thank you!
  4. thank you!!
  5. Thanks so much for the advice, especially the one about not just memorizing but understanding. I'll definitely use that tip to help me in the future, thank you!
  6. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to pm you in the future with any questions!
  7. Hi, I take chemistry HL and I recently got back my test. I got 80%, which was a 7, and to my standards, that's quite high because I'm normally happy with over 70%, and getting a 7 isn't really a common occurrence for me. However, I feel like I'm the dumbest person in my chem HL class because everyone scored over 90% and they didn't even revise for it. Half of the time, I don't get anything in class and I have to do double the amount of work in revising and reviewing my notes because I don't get it as quickly as them. I'm not sure what to do and I feel really disheartened that they didn't revise yet they still got better grades than me. Thanks if anyone has any comments on this or any advice. Greatly appreciate it! Thanks
  8. Thank you for your reply. Hopefully I will be able to stay on top of my work for the next couple years. Is it true that the teachers won't really help you? Thank you once again!
  9. Hi, thank you for your reply. I have asked the AYP leader on whether the Silver AYP counts as CAS, however at our school it doesn't. I have made the decision to drop AYP because I want to pursue other CAS activities that I will actually enjoy (as I don't really fancy the idea of having to hike for two nights and miss several lessons as a result). I've also heard for teachers that you shouldn't do something that you won't enjoy in the long run, and I didn't really enjoy Bronze AYP, and feel that silver will just cause me unnecessary stress (I don't even like hiking that much! haha)
  10. Thank you so much for this detailed response! I just finished reading through it and it was extremely helpful for me! I will take the time to consider whether or not I want to drop AYP or not, as I feel that I will not enjoy hiking for two nights three times, and maybe ask the teacher leading the activity on their opinion as well. Again, I am extremely grateful for your comprehensive response that has given me a lot more insight into the IB! Thank you!
  11. Thank you so much for this response!! It was really detailed and gave me a lot of insight into IB! I've been in school for about 2-3 weeks now and I am trying to finish my homework ASAP and I'll definitely take your advice on self-studying! Thank you once again! Sorry for the late response (just saw this)
  12. Hi I am considering whether to drop AYP (award for young people). You basically have to go on 3 expeditions (one in november, jan and feb), attend meetings after school once a week. The expeditions will cause me to miss several IB lessons, including 3 chemistry HL, film HL, psych SL and TOK. I am not sure whether I should quit AYP or not. I am afraid that I won't have time to finish revision as I am already very busy with extra curricular activities excluding AYP (i do sports 4 times a week, and tuition as well, so I don't have much time for revision). I am in my first year of IB and i've heard that it will get worse, so i was wondering if anyone thinks that I will be able to manage missing several lessons for AYP, and have enough time for revision even though i barely have any free days. Currently, I do not have any free days to do volunteering so I am very stressed out and don't know what to do. I would appreciate it greatly if someone could give me advice! Thank you so much in advance.
  13. Thank you so much for your tips!! I really appreciate it and I hope IB won't be extremely stressful when I start it in a couple weeks!
  14. Hi does anyone have any advice for someone that's new to the IB and will be starting it in a couple weeks? What should i expect and are there any tips that anyone has? Thank you!
  15. Hi! I'm new to the IB and i'll be starting it in a few weeks. I have no idea what to expect and I've heard from a lot of people that the ib is very difficult. I'm taking: HL: English Lang and Lit A Chem Film SL: Maths Psychology Chinese B If anyone knows anything about these subjects please let me know about your experience! I was also wondering about the IA, and when you do it? Is it in your first year of IB or the second? Thank you so much!