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  1. No, I don't talk like a robot and I replied to your comments so I am not "kinda ignoring what you were saying". Other teachers access the IAs of M2020 too, so maybe they didn't have the same standards as school teachers of students. In this case, IAs are marked by external people. Focus on M2021, because this is the principal subject of this discussion, because talking about M2020 is going off topic. M2020 and M2021 students don't have the same conditions. Reducing the content of the final exam by keeping the similar grade boundaries as when students normally have done their final exams (ex: 2019) could make students' grades higher than when it is not reduced.
  2. For M20, it was different. They didn't do their final exam at all, so IB didn't have good ways to predict scores for many students. However, it was based on their IAs and their coursework. From my understanding, a lot of students didn't do well on their IAs. For M21, there is a final exam, since the online schooling is not as effective for a lot of students, they are demanding to reduce the content for the final exam. IB has a good method (final exam) to grade students. We don't know what is going to happen, and the majority of students are working hard during the lockdown. Online schooling is less effective than traditional schooling, according to the general opinion of students. They are more behind with online schooling than they should be with traditional schooling.
  3. IB won't "simply do nothing", it is a prestigious program that educates students to prepare for their universities. The grading system is not lenient since grade boundaries of each year are similar. Even though we don't know what is the response of the IB for reducing content, it is better to learn less things rather than making tons of petitions to lower the grade boundaries for the final exam in 2021. Lowering the grade boundaries does not have a significant impact on our final scores, which decide our university : Kind regards
  4. Generally, teachers do their lesson from chapters at the beginning, even though it can differ from school. Even though certain chapters are studied, you still need to study them because you won't remember 100% of the content so it takes more time than when the content is not reduced. Not reducing content leaves us less time for revision because you should do workloads that you didn't finish in IBY1 in YBY2. Also, reducing content can bridge the gap between schools that have done the online school and schools that didn't do the online school. My coordinator told me that schools in certain states in the US (he didn't precise which states were), teachers were not allowed to assign work and to do online classes for students. Doing all the content that they did not do and the workload for those students in IBY2 is more overwhelming to them, compared to other students that did the online school. It causes more burden for the students and for the teachers because they are behind schools that have done online classes. There is still time to think about this solution.
  5. I advise you to do English language and literature because it is easier than English Literature. Look at past papers to see whether you are more adapted to English LAL or literature. Paper 1 English A LAL - https://mega.nz/folder/uQRCGQDK#yNqCrVf0X-b1KSRMAQSk6g/file/iNAixARb Paper 2 english A LAL - https://mega.nz/folder/uQRCGQDK#yNqCrVf0X-b1KSRMAQSk6g/file/yYJwjIJD Paper 1 English A L - https://mega.nz/folder/uQRCGQDK#yNqCrVf0X-b1KSRMAQSk6g/file/uYRg2SRD Paper 2 English A L - https://mega.nz/folder/uQRCGQDK#yNqCrVf0X-b1KSRMAQSk6g/file/CVIEXS4K I hope this helped you!
  6. Teachers always start by teaching from chapter 1, then move to other chapters because you should gain skills from chapters at start in order to learn other chapters. Chapters at the beginning contain basic skills, therefore if you don't know them, you can't understand other chapters. That is why students would not get disadvantaged from not learning chapters at the end, as you mentioned. In addition, chapters at the end are harder than chapters at the beginning. So students will take more time to revise chapters at the end, as well as coping with other workloads such as IAs, EE, and TOK, if the content is not reduced. It is better to fully understand specific chapters clearly, rather than going too fast and not having time to fully understand everything in the syllabus. In conclusion, that is why I think that this petition can work.
  7. Hi there! You are doing a great job since most of you were in lock down due to COVID-19. I would welcome everyone to sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/ib-make-the-international-baccalaureate-organization-ibo-to-reduce-content-for-m2021?recruiter=915042427&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=abi_gmail&utm_campaign=address_book&utm_term=280af2aecb4e45b695526ec8026a2982&recruited_by_id=16e6dd50-eae1-11e8-9d35-e3bf6fb89d7b In fact, the aim of this petition is to reduce the content of what class of 2021 students should learn in the IB. Due to online learning which seems to be ineffective for most of the students, this petition helps students to learn more efficiently. Less content means that we can have more time to focus on other work such as our IAs and it also reduces the burden. Have a nice holiday!
  8. For medicine, taking Chemistry HL is REQUIRED. Think about whether you like finance or neuroscience more, then if you are more into science, choose Chemistry HL. For neuroscience most of the universities require chem HL : https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2020/00617/bsc-neuroscience/entry-requirements/ I hope this helped you!
  9. I've done this experiment by using a gas syringe to measure the volume in class, so it is mundane.
  10. Okay! I guess that you can do something about gut microbiota. Food affects bacteria in guts and you can look at: "What kind of different diet worldwide can affect our gut microbiota, depending on different biological, geographical, and economic impacts?" This is about the topic Health and Development, and ask your teacher whether you can do this topic while comparing food from one culture to food from another culture.
  11. Hello. Can I know which science and social science you are doing right now?
  12. You can dm me by Instagram - @graciousarah_
  13. What is your independent variable and your dependent variable? Did you decide your topic?
  14. No universities require 3 sciences, but you can take ESS, which is in Group 3 and in Group 4.
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