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  1. I do English A language and literature HL and i am flunking bad.. i am really considering dropping it for English B HL. will it affect my chances of attending a good university? please help!!!! i'm dying right now. my current subjects are: English A HL L&L (2) French B HL (6) Economics HL (7) Bio SL (5) Psychology SL (6) Math SL(4)
  2. Hello People, I am currently in grade 12 & am an IB certificate student, Would I get accepted at a culinary arts college if I have 4Sl's & 2 HL's
  3. Hello everybody, I want to ask you for advice. I am currently doing the IB DP, and my subjects are Czech A (SL), English B (HL), Economics (SL), Physics (HL), Chemistry (HL) and Math (SL). I was thinking if I should do the IB certificate instead of the diploma. I want to work as a chemical engineer, and so the languages and economy are useless for me. I've heard that in the IB certificate you can choose a number of subjects you want to do, so I would choose high levels physics, chemistry, and math. Our school does not teach HL math, which is why I have just SL. I've also heard that you do not need to do ToK, EE, and CAS. My question is, should I do the IB Diploma or the IB Certificate? Thanks for any advice
  4. Hi, I'm a partial IB student who's doing IB only in English and History. I've already been accepted into university, but I'm worried that a bad mark in my History exam will affect my university admittance and that they'll revoke my offer. My question is, do universities care about IB marks that aren't diploma? Thanks!
  5. I am currently taking the IB Certificate Program. I was wondering if taking the IB Certificate program can get me into Universities in Canada? Would you be able to help me answer this question?
  6. So right now in school, we're choosing our DP courses for next year. However, I am still unsure if I will be taking the full IBDP or just IB courses I know a lot of you will tell me that the IBDP is worth it and stuff, but I'm a pretty competitive swimmer (I swim around 9 times a week) so managing the IB as well as all my co-curriculars just sound absurd to me at this point. On top of that I would be having to do the EE, CAS, and TOK which I'm not particularly interested in, to be honest So my main question is will I still be able to get into a (RELATIVELY) good university by doing partial IB? Please keep in mind that I go to high school in Canada so I will be graduating with an Ontario Diploma (OSSD) as well as my IB Certificates. Is this sufficient? My university options are mostly in the UK, but also a few in US and Canada. My subject choices look somewhat like History HL English Lang/Lit HL Biology SL Math Studies Economics SL Latin SL ******************btw, planning on taking Poli-Sci or International Relations in Uni, maybe even Law in the future******************************************* Are my subjects alright btw? I might even take Biology as an HL Thanks in advance guys!
  7. Hi there I've just learned that our's school's IB policy only allows us to do up to 4 certificates. Otherwise, we're to do the full diploma. As of right now, I'm doing World Religions (2nd year), french (2nd year), English, and HL chem. Next semester, I'll be doing HL Bio, HL Chem (2nd year), SL math and University prep Canadian Law. I'm practically doing ALL courses as IB. I'm kind of REALLY stressed, because I'm not quite sure if I'll be able to handle this. My marks (mid-term) were higher than I had expected, but I've have to put in much more time and effort, and I've had to "sacrifice" many activities simply because I cannot find the time. I don't particularly love the IB courses, but my IB class family and some of my teachers are the BEST... so I've got both "sides of the spectrum." What were your experiences with IB? Is it possible to get all 6s and 7s? Is there an advantage given to IB students (ie. university-wise?) Is it too late to start documenting my CAS hours? Any and all advice is appreciated! Thanks! -Maggie
  8. I have a choice between the IB certificate and repeating the grade. I am planning to do international relations for the my undergraduate degree. Please could you tell me what to do.
  9. So I made the horrendous mistake of taking an IB class that I knew had a terrible teacher. Don't get me wrong, this teacher knows a lot of information, but they have not taught my class ANYTHING. All of our grades are simple daily grades and crap. Took literally one test the whole year. Of course, my school does not allow changing classes after the first 10 days of school and I regret it badly. If you asked me right now to outline the three main principles in the BLOA, all I could tell you is that one of them had something to do with animal testing. Good news is that it's only an SL course, Psychology. The whole class has pretty much accepted that we are either going to fail the exam or barely pass it. What I am curious about is that if I do fail the exam but have made good grades throughout the year, what happens? I'm not taking full IB, so the diploma isn't an option. Do I get penalized for anything? Will I get any high school credit for the class? And while I'm at it, what's the best study tactic if I have to teach myself a whole course in a week?
  10. Hi guys, I'm interested in doing 3 ib certificates: bio hl, chem hl, and physics sl, (since my school doesn't offer physics hl), for grade 11 next year since I want to do sciences in ubc after I graduate. I am still going to obtain my high-school diploma doing regular courses, and then am going to have IB certificates on top of it. I'm not sure if the full diploma is right for me, and don't understand how a course like French ib can help me when instead I can take a regular French course, get a higher less-stressed mark, and be able to spend more time on a course that I'm actually interested in, such as sciences. However, if I take this route, will I benefit? will ubc recognize that I did ib sciences? Should I just take the whole diploma? If I do the full diploma, I can only do chem and bio, and wont be able to do physics. However, since I want to do sciences at ubc, I want to have a good understanding of all the sciences. Is my plan ideal, or should I do the full diploma?
  11. Hi guys, I was thinking about doing 3 IB Certificates, Bio HL, Chem HL, and Physics SL (since my school doesn't offer Physics HL) for grade 11 next year. I want to study sciences at UBC after I graduate, and I'm not sure if the full diploma is right for me. I would still complete my regular high school curriculum with the IB certificates, and I'm not sure if I should stick with my plan or do the whole IB diploma. Is my plan ideal? Will I benefit more in university if I do the whole diploma? Will universities recognize that I did IB certificates? I just don't see how courses like IB French and so on can help me when I can take a regular French class, get a higher mark, and be able to spend more time on courses I'm actually interested in, such as sciences. Also, if I do the whole diploma, I can only take bio and chem, and can't take physics.... and I want to study all 3 sciences before going to uni Should I stick with my plan, or take the full diploma?
  12. hi guys, so im gonna start off by saying that my school doesn't offer AP, and only IB. I want to apply at UBC for a bachelor in science and then try to get into med school. However I don't think I want to do full IB. Although I'm a straight -A student,I don't want to spend my last 2 high school years drowning in school work, and I have a lot if extracurriculars that I want to do. So I was thinking about only doing IB in science related courses. This is how my grade 11 schedule would look like: IB Chemistry HL IB Biology HL IB Physics SL French 11 Math Pre-Cal 11 Ch Psychology English Spare I was planning to do in social studies 11 in the summer so I can get it out of the way. However, do you guys think this is a good idea? My school doesn't offer Physics HL, and I'm not good at Physics anyway, so it doesn't really matter I can also take up to 4 certificate classes, so would I benefit if I took an English HL class, to help write essays and such in university? Which do you think a uni will prefer: Getting low 90's -high 80's in IB sciences, or getting high 90's in normal classes? Thanks guys!
  13. Hi, I'm a grade 10 student currently in Canada, and I need some advice! My school doesn't have pre-IB so I'm taking normal classes right now and my marks are: Math- 96% Science-98% French- 93% English- 86% Socials- %99 I want to take Medical when I grow up or something in the sciences, so I decided to take IB next year. However, I'm not sure if I should take IB certificate or IB diploma. If I take IB certificate, I would only take all IB sciences, and if I take diploma, I would take Chemistry HL, Biology HL, Phycology HL, English HL, French SL, Math SL, and TOK. But I don't know what to pick!!! I don't want to get really bad marks in IB, or marks that won't help me get into universities I want. (I was thinking about applying to UBC) And if I do certificate, I'll just be able to focus on the subjects I'm really interested in, and not have to stress about subjects that I don't want a career in (English, French, Psych), not to mention I won't have to worry about CAS and EE. But if I do diploma, which I think I'll be able to handle, I could university credits if my marks are high enough, and I will be a lot more ready for university. So my question is: Should I do IB Certificate and not have to stress about extra subjects and have more time for extracurriculars ( like volunteering/jobs) or should I do IB Diploma and get "the whole IB experience", although my grades might not be impressive enough?
  14. Hi guys! I am in a crisis here. SO basically I have been offered an opportunity to go to South Dakota (SD) as an exchange student for one year, I won a contest so everything is paid for. The big problem is that when I come back I won't be eligible to do the second year of IB as a diplomat candidate, I will be able to acquire the certificates. Do you think I will be eligible for scholarships in the US as a student with certificate? Do you think going is worth it? I really want to go but my parents hate the idea because they think that with the certificates I will have no future What would you do?
  15. Why take the whole diploma course if you can get some in certificates instead?
  16. I am doing the full diploma but what I am not able to get 24 points at the end of grade 12? Do I get the diploma with my grades on it or do I get an IB certificate?
  17. Hi Guys, Recently, my brother decided to pursue IB certificate with economics HL, Physics HL, Math SL, Chemistry SL, and English Lang and Lit SL. I was wondering if he is doing the right thing. It is of any use to take certificate? Will he be disregarded by colleges?
  18. Do people in IB certificate program have to do CAS?
  19. Hi everybody, I have a question: What is the minimum number of subjects can one have in order to complete the IB Certificate instead of IB Diplomma? Thank you in advance.
  20. I want to study in Germany. But I read from one forum that german universities dislike IB Dioloma students so I worry about it. Also, There aren't many information that I can find. +I am learning German , not fluent. Furthermore , I am considering change to Ib certificate, because I feel like I do not have time to study German. I am doing, Mathematics, Language A and Biology at HL & English B, Economics and Spanish ab initio at SL. I am from non-English speak country and started learning Spanish as I started IB. But from this summer my interest in Germany university got bigger so I ended up struggling with languages ! And I can't deny that TOK is making me crazy. -so if I change to certificate , I can drop spanish and will have time for learning German more. Do you know any cases IB student accepted at Germany University (especially at Homboldt?) with what score? and Certificate? ( I want to study Biology.) please help me! I already asked to uni but They just reply with links for international student which does not include direct answer. +Have completed 4 consecutive years of a third language (in my case Spanish B) : I copied from somewhere. How could I be able to proof this?
  21. Hello all, So I've had all summer to write my EE on ITGS and kinda messed up by not doing it. The first draft is due in on the the 20th and I'll probably rush myself into finishing. However, I am thinking of dropping to the Certificate program because I am struggling with Biology HL and I'm not in any way thinking of pursuing a career involved with Biology. The only reason I chose it was because my school was only offering a limited number of subjects and it was the only one I could pick. So my real question is, have you got any information about universities that accept Certificates while applying? Or if you guys have any suggestions which could help me I would seriously appreciate it. Thank you in advance!
  22. Hey guys I live in Canada and want to apply to Waterloo for university (maybe engineering or math or something financial). I just finished my grade 11 year (full first year of IB done). I just got my historical investigation back evaluated and I bombed it....like lvl 3 bombed it. I dont understand how I did so bad on it...my average in the course is a high level 6 and i tried really hard in the Historical investigation. I feel like since waterloo doesnt give any good incentive for I.B Diploma students I should just drop to Certificate so get less stress and can get higher average. In my school I have to take French and have to take HL history and I honestly am ok with history and French is my WORST subject. The mark i received is just so demotivational to continue this course...I spent so much time on that assignment and the output was the worst. Other than that I am really quite ok with math, meh with English, ok with everything else. Please i want your advice. Thanks.
  23. hello everybody I'm having second thoughts on carrying out the IB diploma program these days . what I don't seem to understand is why I should be working so much on the requirements of the diploma program when most American universities only give credits based on your exam scores. Why not just take the individual exams and get their certificates? I would love to hear your opinion and your reason for taking the diploma program. P.S. I'm an American citizen and will study in Florida 99%
  24. Hey guys, I'm enrolling in 11th grade IB classes next year. I have a good idea of which HLs I want to take, but I absolutely detest the two subjects in the other two categories. My school only offers History and Business & Management for Group 3, and my only option for Group 2 is Spanish. I can't stand grinding out history papers and I can't even speak my native Chinese well anymore. Do colleges specifically look for the IB diploma or do they look at the individual IB classes? I enrolled for my classes already, but I can still change them up until July. This is what I signed up for: English Lit HL Math HL II (I am currently taking HL I in 10th grade.) Art HL Bio HL Spanish SL History of the Americas SL If I could get rid of Spanish and History, it would be: English Lit HL Math HL II Art HL Bio HL Physics SL (11th grade)/Chem HL II (12th grade) Music HL (Or some other combination of sciences.) One issue with this is that my state requires 4 history credits, so I would have to take 2 additional history classes online. I think it would be worth it though, if colleges don't think the lack of the actual diploma makes an application worse. What do you guys think about this?
  25. Hi everyone, This is my first time posting on IB Survival, and I am in a pretty urgent situation right now. I hope some of you guys would be helpful enough to guide me through this situation. I am a high-school student in an IB school taking the certificate program, and I am currently applying for universities in Canada. Although everything seemed to be fine, I noticed that I was stupid enough to not look closely upon the general admission requirements of each school. The schools that I am applying for include York, McMaster, UT, UBC, and Waterloo. Today I just found out that only UBC accepts students that take the certificate program, and all the other schools require the Diploma in specific. Now here's my question: does that mean I have no choice of getting in to those universities except for UBC? I have ECs almost equivalent to the 150 CAS hour! Also I am in HL still for the courses that I am applying to. Is there absolutely no chance? I am so desperate right now, and I don't know what to do. I hope someone can help me now. Thanks.
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