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  1. kii

    ib help

    hi, what are some good textbooks to use while studying biology hl in ib
  2. Hey all, I am an IB diploma student (grad 21) and I'm hoping I could get hear some opinions from some of you. I'm considering to apply for an engineering program in universities in either US or Canada. I am currently taking Chemistry HL , Physics HL, and Math SL, and I'm concerned if taking Math at standard level will affect my application. In some universities like University of Toronto for example, they "suggest Math HL" but it's not a MUST. Any tips or opinions are welcomed.
  3. I am moving next year to another country in which they do not have Arabic speakers, therefore not a lot of people would sign up for Arabic A. I want to take Arabic A, English B HL, Bio HL, Chem HL, Business, Math analysis SL. At the school I am going to, they offer SELF TAUGHT Arabic B and Arabic ab initio (SL). I could take Arabic B self taught, as I already had experience with Arabic A in MYP, and its my mother tongue, but taking Arabic A is easier to get a 7/7 than in English A. I need helppp from current IB Students or past IB studentssss. In addition, this school offers French A which is also my mother tongue but I would much rather taking Arabic than French. HEELLLLPPP ASAP. I have to choose soon lmfao.
  4. What are your thoughts on the new IB Mathematics subjects i.e. MAthematics Analysis and Approaches and MAthematics Applications and interpretations . Which textbook is your school using and which one do you think is the best ? Appreciate the replies !
  5. Hey guys! I just started IB1 and i’m having my mock exams soon. I’m finding IB hard (Because im not naturally intelligent) and I keep doubting myself. So many people in my school are redoing IB1 and I’m scared to see myself in that situation. The subjects i’m taking are quite difficult. HL Chem & SL maths AA especially my question is, suppose I dont get the requirements needed to be promoted to IB2, Will I be forced to redo IB1 or will i have the opportunity to resit some exams and do extra work during the summer?
  6. MayaIAm

    Starting IAs

    Hey guys, I’m in my first year of the IBDP (eight months in), and would like to know when you recommend I start my IAs. I’d really appreciate it if you explained why you chose the dates you chose for each subject (e.g. maths IA during November because the content is a lot...). I don’t know if that’s true it’s just an example. Please keep in mind that I take exams on Nov 2019 so I begin school on January. Also, my subjects are: Biology, Chemistry, English Lang and Lit. - HL Mathematics, French ab initio, History - SL THANKS IN ADVANCE!
  7. I have my first rough draft of my math IA due in one month, and I am having trouble understanding if my topic is too simple, difficult, or vague for a Math IA, I would appreciate some advice. NOTE; I DO NOT TAKE PHYSICS, NOR WILL I BE TAKING IT. I realise many people say I should take on a topic that involves physics if I don't take it or completely understand the concepts I am using from Physics, but I have no choice. My math teacher told me I can't change my topic, so I'm stuck with it! My idea was to maximize the success of a volleyball serve using the concepts of projectile motion. I wanted to find the math behind the sport I've played since I was a child, and improve the actual serve. There is a direct correlation between the height of a serve and the distance it travels. The math I am planning to use is parabolas, differential calculus, and maybe showing the spread of distance data collected in an experiment. My math teacher told me it would be best to start with collecting data, as it would help to structure my IA better. My tutor mentioned I could use an online simulation to simulate results of a volleyball serve and the distance it would travel under the specifications given (which would not account for air resistance or other resistance factors). Or, I may have access to a machine we use during practices which launches volleyballs to mimic a serve, for passing repetition purposes. I could set the angle to release the volleyball at, which I would change (Independent variable), which would result in a change in distance (dependent). The speed would stay constant. I would measure the total distance the ball reaches based on the angle I release the ball at. My tutor said I could use a differential calculus equation to calculate the height at which my ball reached before its downfall. However, upon speaking with an IB physics teacher at my school, he believes that this would not work well in terms of relating back to projectile motion because projectile motion that we learn at school uses one-dimensional and two-dimensional scenarios. It does not take into account all resistances against the volleyball serve. My math teacher said this was fine, as long as I explain these limitations in my investigations, and suggested I could try another ball with a different mass/density to do the same experiment to show how the density of the volleyball affects the way it performs in my sport. Am I on the right track? I am confused and stumped as to what my next steps should be. All help and criticism are appreciated.
  8. Hi guys! I'm currently an IB1 student in studying Finland but I'm going to move to Switzerland in a few months. I'm going to move in the middle of the school year so I can't really just hop on board to IB1 there and also they have different subjects there. I think I have to repeat IB1 in Switzerland. My question is, what happens to my CAS? I've already done quite a bit of volunteering and community service so I'm wondering if that was all for nothing and if I need to start over when I move.
  9. I was wondering if the deadlines set by the school are final? The ib coordinator at our school has set some deadlines but they are pretty tough to meet as we got a load of work right before our exams now. I was wondering if we are allowed to work on our IA's through the summer after IB1, because if I recall correctly all deadlines are due end of IB2 and the internal deadlines are not really "final". thanks in advance.
  10. Hello, So at our school we have a website where are schedules are posted months in advance. This Thursday and Friday we have holidays, and our schedule said that we did not have lessons on Monday and Tuesday either, so i rebooked my flight back home to Tuesday after having asked one of my teachers if I didnt have lessons that day, which he said I did not. 2 days ago i find out that our coordinator has added lessons on that day, and i message him and get this answer: "It is true that some of the lessons in week 22 have been shuffled around somewhat, but if you look in your IA calender that I handed out 1/2 year ago you will see that week 22 is reserved for science IA's, and you must be here to carry out essential science IA work during those days. If not, you will not be able to live up to the science IA deadline. So you cannot go if you want to pass year 1, to put is as directly as i possibly can." I booked my flight a long time ago and waited to rebook it for a long time, until i found out that "we didnt" have lessons there, and now he says he'll kick me out for going home to my parents for 2 extra days. Does not make any sense to me as all IB IA deadlines are universal for all ib schools, and that internal deadlines dont "really" matter. Can he kick me out for this simple reason? Thanks in advance.
  11. I'm starting IB1 TOMORROW and I skipped the pre-IB year, does anyone have advice for beginning the IB? My subjects are: English HL, Biology HL, Physics HL Chemistry SL, Arabic SL and Mathematics SL Honestly this website is terrifying me as I think I'm starting to realize what I've gotten myself into.
  12. Hello all, first post so apologies if this is in the wrong section. I'm currently part of the IBCP (Career-program) in field of art, having just started IB2. However, I am currently thinking of switching to medical for various reasons, and would need to drop to DP and catch up on Chemistry, Bio (HL) and Math (SL), and probably switch from English L to L&L (as Lit is too confusing, even with a PG 6). So four subjects to learn. The remainder 2 subjects I'm quite confident in. I am not 100% strong in sciences/math (personally know I'll enjoy physiological and anatomical aspects more in med school) but have been offered to go to tutoring to make up holes in my foundation for those subjects in order to get my foot into the university door. I don't quite self-study well, I'm probably better working with someone/a teacher. Friends and family are split between my options, and further split between if I'm suitable for medicine or not. My options currently are to go back to IB1 and start immediately in Year 12 (catch up on everything/relearn and graduate a year late) or to finish the CP and continue on to foundation/A-levels/SATS to meet the non-IB requirements, as the CP would not meet the IB requirements, even with a graduate entry. Fees to do the one year foundation (not sure about A-levels but must be approximately the same) are the same as re-doing IB and I will also need to do the UKCAT. Quite limited in terms of choices using the IBCP, plus international student status. Deadline to register for UKCAT is over anyways, I think. So I'd like to ask for your view as a stranger on this situation. What should I do? Additionally, do you think the medical schools will care about the change?(Quite competitive and academic-oriented but they also allow for graduate entry/entry from other fields as long as you meet requirements.) Even if I were to stop pursuing medicine, would re-doing the IB be better options wise? Current cost for one year at the university I am attending is six years at a local one, so finances (and being only child to support parents and family) have to be taken into consideration as well. My deadline for an answer is due next week (this situation has also unfortunately impacted everyone around me and caused a lot of strain). I will be calling the medical schools I wish to attend tomorrow morning on whether this will impact my application (especially as my reasons for career change relate to the CP program and my experiences). Thanks for any help that can be offered!
  13. Hello girls/guys: This is courses I chose now. English LL HL Chinese LL HL Mathematic HL Physics SL History SL ECON SL There is a question take me into a dilemma that whether I should change my HISTORY SL to CHEMISTRY SL? Because I would like to major Actuarial Science in the future, so I just realize I do not need to do so much research papers. Is that a better idea to change history to something more science? If I chose chemistry SL, how hard it is compared to History? AND basically how much did you get in a summative task? Looking forward to getting some reply. Thank you so much.
  14. Hi guys/girls, So I am writing because I chose: - Maths HL - Physics HL - Economics HL - Chemistry HL - Spanish B SL - English Lang. & Lit. SL Although I believe I could work through this as I have quite good grades (not trying to be cocky), I think this will be too tiring for me... I was thinking of changing Chemistry for something much easier. I would like your opinion as well as a short summary on the following courses please: Geography SL, Business SL (I don't want to take Econ and Business but it's still an option), Computer Science SL (I have a very basic knowledge of programming). If it interests you, I am not sure what I want to do with my life or in uni but it's probably going to be something to do with engineering, economics or business. My future dreams are to own my own company and be able to run my own business, not to work for major companies on a 9 to 5. Don't know if this helps with your suggestions but thought it was worth mentioning. Thanks in advance.
  15. Hello fellow IB people! In a couple of weeks I will start IB1, and I feel like I should be preparing but I really don't know how and where to start. Are there any online study guides or materials that I should run through before I go to my first class? I forgot to mention that I'm taking A Language SL English B HL Economics HL B&M HL Environmental Studies SL Math Studies I want to be prepared for the first week, especially for Economics, so please, feel free to share tips, websites and experiences. Thank you in advance BTW, I'm thinking of maybe switching environmental studies to Biology SL, because I feel like I understand Biology pretty good. What would you recommend? What are the pros and cons etc.
  16. My current subjects are Psychology HL Business Management HL English Lit HL Math SL Spanish ab initio and Biology SL I'm not completely sure about my major yet. Not sure whether I need history to apply for law too Help me out please!!
  17. Noufabh

    ESS IA

    Here's to the first of many forums I'll start on this website We have an ESS IA due in ten days and it has to be a report based on surveys we conducted on an environmental issue. I was thinking of surveying peoples opinion on petrol and the rise of the petrol price in the Middle East. I would compare the results based on race. I'm pretty sure Europeans/Westerners would show more awarness about the affect of petrol on the environment and would agree with the price increase and a potential tax imposed. Any thoughts on what I should do? What could I improve? Thanks in advance.
  18. Hey! I was considering taking philosophy HL. Does anyone know anything about this course? Any help would be appreciated!
  19. Hello, I am searching for someone who has finished the world literature essay in the past and has some time to potentially read over my essay. If it is permitted, I would really appreciate someone to peer edit it. It is on The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Kafka. Thanks, - Merging
  20. Hey! I have received back my Paper 1 with mark and comments! As for my teacher not being able to explain my "grammar" mistakes due to lack of time, I want someone who is native in English, has English A HL (receiving good marks), to go through my Paper 1 and tell me what the grammar mistakes are. I can only understand couple of my mistakes, and I seek to improve my grammar for my next assignment in English. The attached Paper 1 will be sent over PM. Have a nice weekend, folks!
  21. Hello all , I am a student who is in IB2 and who has recently decided to take up HL Maths due to the fact that I believe I made a very wrong decision by taking SL Maths due to the fact that HL Maths is more or less required everywhere in the UK for engineering. The reason for this very bad decision was mainly due to the fact that I was encouraged to get as much points as possible not focus less on requirements for courses. I have now been told by the HL Mathematics teacher that I will have to sit a test on the 13th of October for Complex and Imaginary numbers and I will be able to join the HL class only and only if I attain something above a 4. May I please have some tips? I do feel sad that I have made this decision soo late into my life and it is quite overwhelming however I am trying to keep my mind on track. Aside from studying the content in the book and doing past papers are there any other tips you wonderful mathematicians may advise me ? PS: I have my mind up so please do not sway me from my decision for I have had to try and ignore enough of this already Thank you very much guy.
  22. Hey guys we got our semester report cards today and mine were not that good ... i got 6 in english sl 6 in german hl 6 in bio hl 5+ in art sl 5 in math sl 5 in history hl do you have any tips on how to improve grades for the next semester ? because those will be our predicted grades for applying to uni !!! and i want to have like 38-40 points at the end and i know i'm capable of doing so because i had very good grades throughout school.. i would appreciate any help thanks a lot xx
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    An essay on the causes of WW1. Received a low 5 (9/20)
  24. Hi there, while browsing through a lot of pointless webpages, desperately seeking for some IB-related information, I stumbled onto this pretty table listing maths topics you should have knowledge of before starting IB. >Here's the link to the whole .pdf doc< The bit I'm interested to is the very first, Prior Learning. Do you all agree with what is listed? Did you guys all know this stuff before entering the IB, and do you believe I will be tested on topics that differ from these in my entrance exam? p.s. yup, I'm new here.
  25. Hello IBSurvival Economics Enthusiasts I need help with selecting between two articles for my 2nd commentary draft. Both articles relate to the chapter 17, Low Unemployment in the Oxford Econ book. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/04/201341261959680936.html or http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10001395/Unemployment-figures-are-worrying-David-Camerons-spokesman-says.html Both questions mainly deal with the accounting of current situation in relation to the costs of unemployment, any suggestions on where i could take either article with my commentary is appreciated. Thanks!
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