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Hi everyone,

Due to the change in the IB history hl/sl syllabus from 2015-2016 to 2016-2017, what do you predict the new grade boundaries to be? 

My teacher believes 87-89% will be required for a 7... What did you or your teachers predict them to be??

Let me know :)

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7 hours ago, revumol7 said:

My teachers predicted an 13-15 on all your essays will get a 7, so that is also ~87%

Same here... they said a 11-13 is a 6 and a 8-10 is a 5. 

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Let's just say they will not coz the questions in paper 2 are not subject specific... they are more thematic where you need to choose an event, a leader or whatever it is they ask you... Did you check out the specimen? 

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Yeah but they only had one paper 2 attached - The only thing we studied are authoritarian leaders and causes/practices of wars

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Well yeah but if you look at the questions they are not subject specific... They do not ask you about WW1 specifically or about Weimar specifically... Also Weimar is a HL topic...

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Are u serious?? Ah whatever has a strong correlation to the rise of hitler so can apply all its weaknesses to that

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Didn't your teacher tell you that? Also WW1 and WW2 is mainly a HL topic... I mean you can apply it to the topic of wars and ideologies but I am not sure... Ill send you the topics that are covered in SL

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These are the topics as they will come up in Paper 2, very broad I know but yeah: 

1. Society and economy (750–1400)

2. Causes and effects of medieval wars (750–1500)

3. Dynasties and rulers (750–1500)

4. Societies in transition (1400–1700)

5. Early Modern states (1450–1789)

6. Causes and effects of Early Modern wars (1500–1750)

7. Origins, development and impact of industrialization (1750–2005)

8. Independence movements (1800–2000)

9. Evolution and development of democratic states (1848–2000)

10. Authoritarian states (20th century)

11. Causes and effects of 20th-century wars

12. The Cold War: Superpower tensions and rivalries (20th century)

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Yea the only thing SL was taught was topic 10&11. :/ Ah we'll see, good luck to you ;) And P2 is both HL and SL...

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Yeah that makes perfect sense, I mean you could include Weimar in Topic 10 very well if you decide to talk about Hitler... I did Topic 10 and 12 at my school but I could potentially answer a Topic 11 question seeing as I take History HL but it is highly unlikely that I will answer a Topic 11 question.

Good luck :) 

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