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  1. I got a really low grade the first year of IB (28 points) and I'm wondering if it is possible and has it been done before that someone has improved their final ib score to around the middle-high 30's (34-38). For my grades I achieved scores of 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 2 - 2. The subjects I got 2's in were physics HL and math SL. Is it possible to perform a comeback in the IB from the first year? Thanks for your time.
  2. Hello there! I'm currently struggling with the tok essay , i chose the 5th prescribed tittle 'the best explanation is the simplest explanation' .since it is necessary for the maximum grade to have ''a sustained focus on knowledge questions connected to the prescribed title—developed with investigation of different perspectives and linked effectively to areas of knowledge and/or ways of knowing.'' this is not clear enough since i read reports about the tok essay that said many students didnt use knowledge questions properly , plus we dont have anyone that can help us with tok in the highschool ,if you know how to use them in the essay could you explain them please?
  3. Hi I want to know if i will pass my ib diploma if for example i get a total of more than 24 points, and 3 of my higher level subjects add up to 12 or more points, but one of my higher level subject scores a level 3, will i still get my diploma? Please help
  4. so im in 11th grade right now, and currently i take HL Chem - 3 HL bio - 3 Hl psychology - 6 Sl Math - 3 Spanish abinitio - 5 TOK - 3 SL English lang/lit - 4 I know these are pretty bad grades and i am wondering if i will be able to pass the ib diploma programme. Should i be worried about the threes? I feel like the grades wont get any better. Anyone know what I should do?
  5. So I applied for the Pre-IB program and personally think it's a good program for me. The school that I'm applying to (Turner Fenton SS in Ontario) does not have an entrance exam.All you have to do is submit your Grade 7 final report card results, your Grade 8 progress report card, and answer 2 questions.1. Choose one IB learning profile characteristic that best describes you.Explain why. 2. How are you going to make the world a better place? (not exact question) I believe that my responses were one of the best paragraphs I wrote in my life, so I'm not worried about them. I mentioned that I recently came in second place in my provincial spelling bee, and hopefully, that'll help me out. I'm worried about my Grade 7 final report card ruining things for me.Last year, due to my horrible math/sci/homeroom teacher, I got a 74% average in math (I've been getting straight A's in math for my whole life) and a 71% in science (I have gotten better grades in science, but it's not one of my strongest subjects) the rest of my marks were all 84's and up (except for drama) and were especially good in Language, History/Geography and French. I calculated my "academic" average (Math, Science, History/Geo, Language, French) and got an 80% as my average. My homeroom/sci/math teacher also burdened me with G's (only 2 E's) in the learning skills category. (I've been getting E's my whole life) My Grade 8 progress report card is amazing though, (progressing VERY well in everything but drama) and so are my learning skills (all excellent). So do you think I at least have a fair chance of getting accepted? What do you think they will look more closely at? (my final Grade 7 report card, Grade 8 progress report card or application?) Any opinions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  6. I am in an IB middle school, but im trying to calculate my grades during the quarter. I just do not remember each number for the 8 point scale. 8=100 I think, 5 might be 54 or 56. Help
  7. Hey so I was wondering if there were any IB resource banks for videos and TOK topics in Maths. I'm in my first year and cant seem to find any. Due to this I've kind of lost out on marks. So could someone please help me out thank you
  8. What are your predicted grades based on and when will it be out??
  9. Hi guys, I currently have a 6 from German B SL. My Paper 2's are usually moving around 20 to 22 points out of 25, so basically a 6, however my huge weakness is the Paper 1, which I sometimes even get a 4 on. I have a question. I cannot seem to understand how I can prepare or improve my skills in the Paper 1's, do you guys have any special techniques or any tips? My MYP German teacher was completely useless and I feel I am catching up everything in these two years. I am graduating soon, so any feedback would be appreacited. By the way, I have a lot of vocabulary papers, concerning Grammar as well. Thanks for your help, any feedback or help appreciated.
  10. Hi! I'm a Chemistry student currently undergoing corrections for my IA draft. I just really really REALLY need help on what the points to IB grades are. For example, how many points do I need to score from the overall rubric in order to barely reach a 7? How about 6? and so on and so forth. Thanks!
  11. Hey guys. I found this scale online for converting IB scores to GPA: 7 = 4.0 6 = 3.7 5 = 3 4 = 2.3 I was wondering how accurate this is. I've got a GPA of 3.85 according to this (39/42 in my first year finals). Does that sound right? The thing is I'm not sure how this would take into account EE and TOK. If anyone has an 'official' scale to convert IB points to GPA, please let me know.
  12. Hi everyone, My research question for my IA is: What is the correlation between the number of hours of sleep and academic performance in mathematics? I know with this I will be able to get more points in personal engagement but I'm worried it's too simple for mathematical knowledge and I'm afraid my teacher might reject this topic. Are there any ways to increase the complexity of the topic and what kinds of maths/equations would I be able to do with the statistics/data I collect? Thank you in advance for your help!
  13. If one gets 7's on the IA's and 5 on the External exams --> what will the final score be?
  14. Can anybody give me some information about how the IB grades? I heard that assessments were out of 8 but final grades were out of 7? I'm not sure how it works. Thanks
  15. I was just called in by the principal to talk about my grades. My semester 1 reports shows that I achieved total points of 31 excluding bonus points, and semester 2 it dropped to 26 points. He recommended that I consider dropping my IB and just get into college with a regular diploma. Im thinking of going to school in Canada. What do you guys think? My teachers think that I can regain my points in the beginning of 12th grade and I think so too and I would hate to be the only one not taking IB while all my friends are.
  16. Hey , so I am starting the IB this September and I want to get into a university in the UK. And I wonder, whether they look at the grades you had before IB? Last school year I had quite serious health issues which resulted into more than 70% absence at school and very bad grades - including Cs and Ds. This school year my grades are quite average, depending on the effort I put in now they can result into either As and a few Bs (even straight As if I rewrite a few exams) or a mixture of As, Bs and Cs. I can prove the health issues from last year, but I have no excuse for this years grades. Do you think its worth the effort or should I just let it slip as its the last month of the school year? This depends very much on whether the unis consider these grades as well. Do they consider them? Are bad grades before IB an disadvantage if they choose between your and another applicant with the same IB score? Thank you all. PS: We don't do GCSE or anything like that in the country I live in (which is currently not Israel). We only get normal school report cards.
  17. I recently finished my IB1 final exams and got a 39/42. Is this score good for Ivy league schools?
  18. I just came out of my physics HL paper 3 exam. I didn't do well, although a large part of the blame is my horrible teacher. Anyways, I did pretty well on my internal assessment, and expect a 20/24 or 19/24. (hopefully) I did well on the paper 1 too, and might get from 28-30/40. Paper 2 was horrible (and you may have heard that the exam was very challenging), and I'm wildly estimating a 40/95 (this might be lower or higher idk) Paper 3: Section A I did really well, but Section B (engineering physics) was pretty bad. I don't know how to estimate for this one, as I don't know what percentage of the grade Section A is. If it's divided 50.50 then I'm estimating a 36/60, if it's 40A.60B then I'd get something like 29/60. Knowing this information, how much do you think I'd get in total? I used an online calculator and it said I'd get a 5, but I don't know how accurate it is. This has to be one of my most disappointing experiences ever as I had been heavily hoping and needing a 6, but that's not happening now. EDIT: My biggest worry is that I might get a 4.
  19. I've received offers from unis in Scotland but when is the latest I can accept one of them? I'm extremely worried I won't get the grades I need so I'd rather make the decision after I get my results, but do we need to accept before we get the results?
  20. Okay so it seems to me that everyone on this whole sites is only getting 7s. Am I the only one getting 4 and 5 and 6? What am I doing wrong?!
  21. So has anyone here skipped grades and also done the IB program? I'm 15 and going to just have turned 16 when I (hopefully) get my IB diploma and unsurprisingly it's unbelievably stressful. Being able to do coursework at a more advanced level doesn't give me some magical ability to do a ton more of that work. What are your experiences related to stress? How much sleep do you manage to get compared to other people in the IB program?
  22. Hey guys, I was just wondering how much significance the IB grade has on the university applications to the US. For example, in my school, some of the teachers are really lazy (because the school does not want to cut them) and thus, it is really hard for the students to ask for help after school/questions about a summative assignment. Furthermore, the teacher that teaches the subject I want to major in the future, does not give a SH*T about his students, as he is long-term contracted with the school and will receive his pay anyways, no matter in what manner he teaches. In conclusion, the question I want to ask is this: Do US Universities care more about a applicant's SAT grade then their IB grades? In other words, if I have a low IB grade but a high SAT grade, would it cover up for my sad IB grade? (I'm not saying my IB grade is under 30 or anything, it is around 30-40). If anyone has seen this case in real life, mind describing what happened (what grades he/she had etc.)? Thanks, Aesop
  23. Hello everyone ! I study 2-3 hours a day and that seems to be enough for me, but some subjects are harder than others. Chemistry and Biology seems to require a lot more time than for example history and business and management. Biology and Chemistry are my favorite subjects, but since I think it's a lot easier studying for history and Business and management, I'm thinking about choosing these subjects for the IB programme next year (I'm in the pre-IB right now). what would you have done ? Would you have chosen the subjects where you have to study the least and graduate with good grades or put a little extra effort and get good grades at the subjects you like? P.s (I'm getting about 85-95percent on every test , but the difference is the time required to do so) thanks in advance
  24. So a lot of people at my school have been talking about how if someone doesn't work hard, but still gets an A in a class (without cheating), they don't deserve the grade as much as someone who has to study a lot to get the same grade. I know how it feels to be on both sides, as certain subjects are challenging for me while others are more intuitive, and I found this almost offensive. Curious to hear other people's thoughts on this.