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  1. When I wore ballerinas on graduation and then almost stumbled and almost lost one of my shoes when it was my turn to walk on the stage and pick up my papers. What is your dream job? (anything in the entire world, even jobs that don't really exist)
  2. Bio is usually not worth a remark, as there are more straightforward "right or wrong questions". English, on the other hand, can be quite subjective and it is definitely worth a remark if you think that you deserve a better grade.
  3. I face a similar problem. I was predicted 41, but got 34. It is mainly because of my EE, which was predicted an A from my IB coordinator, but it ended up getting a D. I have no idea why the grade changed that much, because I was strictly following the grading criteria when writing it. I assume that the examiner strongly disliked Dracula or something like that, so I will definitely get it remarked. My TOK grade needs one mark to be a B, so I will try to get it remarked too. If you only need one or two marks to get a better grade, you should definitely try getting a remark. But it is better to get your non-science stuff remarked, as it is more subjective, whereas sciences are more objective and have more "right or wrong questions".
  4. Also, my IB coordinator was the one who predicted my A and the IBO told him before that his grading is too harsh and he really hardly ever gives out A's. It's the same with my TOK teacher. So this just seems absurd!
  5. Same happened to me!! I was predicted an A and I worked so much on it and was in school 3 weeks during the Summer break, but then the IB gave me a D. I do not understand this.. I was predicted 41 overall, but thanks to the unfair EE grade and the unfair TOK grade I ended up getting 34. I really want my stuff to get remarked, because I really, really need my A for uni, or at least a B
  6. Yes it does, around 100 dollars from what I've gathered from other posts. If you're grades do go up, I think you'll get the money back though. Pretty much as much as exams then. But I just need 1 mark for both TOK and EE and both TOK and EE were predicted to be an A, so it should be worth it I guess. If you didn't make your offer, then yeah - it'll probably be worth it. Did you have to pay for your exams? Yes, around 4000 Swedish kronor. Did you? Nope... I though it was standard, Swedish protocol for the school to pay for you, but apparently that doesn't happen everywhere! The education itself is free (in Germany, for instance, you have to pay A LOT of money every year to do the IB and buy your own books), but we have to pay for the exams ourselves. The Swedish government payed around 500 kr, which is great, but we still had to pay 4000 kr. Are you sure you don't have to pay though? It says that your exams are next year.. We were never told that we had to pay anything. I heard it from the people above my class and they (and later also we) got the information just a few months before the exams...
  7. Yes it does, around 100 dollars from what I've gathered from other posts. If you're grades do go up, I think you'll get the money back though. Pretty much as much as exams then. But I just need 1 mark for both TOK and EE and both TOK and EE were predicted to be an A, so it should be worth it I guess. If you didn't make your offer, then yeah - it'll probably be worth it. Did you have to pay for your exams? Yes, around 4000 Swedish kronor. Did you?
  8. Yes it does, around 100 dollars from what I've gathered from other posts. If you're grades do go up, I think you'll get the money back though. Pretty much as much as exams then. But I just need 1 mark for both TOK and EE and both TOK and EE were predicted to be an A, so it should be worth it I guess.
  9. Does it cost anything to get your stuff remarked btw?
  10. My grades were terrible as well... My IB coordinator predicted and A in EE and IB gave a D (just needed 1 mark to get a C). Same happened in TOK. Got an overall of 34, but need 38... My life has ended T_T The same thing happened with me! I was predicted A for TOK and B for EE...I got a D in TOK and C in EE I am considering getting my TOK remarked...is it worth the try people? I am going to get mine remarked.. Because I really need my A's
  11. My grades were terrible as well... My IB coordinator predicted and A in EE and IB gave a D (just needed 1 mark to get a C). Same happened in TOK. Got an overall of 34, but need 38... My life has ended T_T
  12. The top universities dont actually appreciate retakes. I know that oxbridge dont even consider them, the rest just expect you to do well the first time, and it makes sense tbh. So I am planning to make it up by going on a volunteer trip to Peru (which I am doing anyways), so I hope that helps if I miss my mark by a microunit. . Yeah, I heard that :/ I want to study English Literature and Creative Writing at Warwick, but have no idea what they think about retakes. I was thinking of publishing a novel I have written during my IB years this year, so I hope that will back up my grades. Otherwise there is of course the work I have done for CAS (writing for the school-newspaper, working at an animal shelter, lead a running club, teach German and English and perform and write a musical about the IB + more). I live near Warwick Uni and know quite a few people who've gone on to study there. As for retakes, it is likely they will take them but ofcourse you would have to re apply next year. Many A Level students (the normal sixth form qualification here) take a year out, re do their first year and re take their exams etc. Many also dont meet the conditions, and just re apply a year later. My brother did this with the IB and actually went to a higher points required university. Good luck! I was going to take a gap year anyway, as I need to save money in order to pay the high tuition fees. If I don't get the grades I will definitely call them to see whether they would still consider my application without the grades or if they would prefer retakes (or neither). I have not applied yet, so I don't have too much to worry about right now. I just hope that Chemistry won't pull down my grade too much. Ohh! Then you should be fine. If its like what mostly happens here: we don't disclose previous exam attempts, because if we re did them our old attempt doesn't really exist anymore because it was the same qualification and you cant have it twice haha. My brother didn't disclose to uni's that he did retakes. Unfortunately retakes are explicitly stated on the IB diploma you receive, and I know some universities disregard such diplomas completely (at least in Denmark) and request the original one immediately :/ Might be completely different elsewhere though! Oh dear, maybe it does depend country by country, as I only know how the IB is presented on UCAS when applying for uni. Ofcourse univerisites can ask if you've retaken and want to see your originals, just that many here do not or don't really care about your first grades. You're totally right though they may if the university is particularly prestigious and obviously I don't know if the procedure is different for international students. So does that mean that universities in the UK are fine with retakes? Since I assume UCAS does not tell whether you have a retake diploma.. Retakes should not matter that much, as long as you have the knowledge you need for a 7 it should not matter if it took you longer to get it. Although I do understand why universities would exclude retakes, especially if many people apply and they want to know the learning speed and not the knowledge itself.
  13. The top universities dont actually appreciate retakes. I know that oxbridge dont even consider them, the rest just expect you to do well the first time, and it makes sense tbh. So I am planning to make it up by going on a volunteer trip to Peru (which I am doing anyways), so I hope that helps if I miss my mark by a microunit. . Yeah, I heard that :/ I want to study English Literature and Creative Writing at Warwick, but have no idea what they think about retakes. I was thinking of publishing a novel I have written during my IB years this year, so I hope that will back up my grades. Otherwise there is of course the work I have done for CAS (writing for the school-newspaper, working at an animal shelter, lead a running club, teach German and English and perform and write a musical about the IB + more). I live near Warwick Uni and know quite a few people who've gone on to study there. As for retakes, it is likely they will take them but ofcourse you would have to re apply next year. Many A Level students (the normal sixth form qualification here) take a year out, re do their first year and re take their exams etc. Many also dont meet the conditions, and just re apply a year later. My brother did this with the IB and actually went to a higher points required university. Good luck! I was going to take a gap year anyway, as I need to save money in order to pay the high tuition fees. If I don't get the grades I will definitely call them to see whether they would still consider my application without the grades or if they would prefer retakes (or neither). I have not applied yet, so I don't have too much to worry about right now. I just hope that Chemistry won't pull down my grade too much.
  14. 38 is still an outstanding grade and you got a 7 in physics HL and good grades in all subjects except of English and TOK really, which are subjects you will not need if you study physics at uni. Do you know what grades you need?
  15. Today is the day... I am getting so scared right now... I wish you all the best of luck
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