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  1. Gym counts, and everything else looks fine. CAS is mostly about how you sell your activities. I'd just be careful including things you did for your actual subjects as CAS, as CAS is meant to be extracurricular.
  2. This might be a bit late, but I'd strongly recommend against B&M HL, or B&M in general. It's seen as a 'soft subject' and might lower your chances of getting into a good uni (definitely in the UK). Take History, start at HL and drop to SL after a year, or something like that, as long as you're interested in History -- your SL exam will be loads easier after a year of HL, too, because you'll get a lot of context. Martijn.S is very right about how sciences work in the IB -- bio is memorisation, physics is exercises and chem is inbetween. If you're not good at sciences but remember
  3. hot because you posted on my birthday!
  4. In this case, look into getting a tutor for sure!
  5. I found out what Standard Error was when I submitted my IA first draft. What the hell. The meanest are always the loudest, I bet it wasn't the whole class!
  6. If they laugh, they're bitches. Ask someone else, someone who's nicer. Can't believe someone would be so rude.
  7. Hot because who doesn't love a genius.
  8. Hi! I hope it gets better for you soon. Some people need more time settling in, maybe in a few weeks you'll be back on track. Until then: find out what you're doing in the next lesson and go over the topic before you do it in class. Some people actually study this way: they learn the topic beforehand, and in class, they just listen and mark down new information from the teacher (what wasn't in the book). I couldn't imagine doing this for all classes, but give it a try for your next bio lesson (best if you study the new topic during the weekend, since you have more time). Biology
  9. Okay, that's great, I had the same ones! Russia: Richard Pipes (A Concise History of the Russian Revolution is a masterpiece, it's all you need to know and the revolutions are often referenced, but Three "whys" of the Russian Revolution is really short and detailed, I recommend reading it shortly before the exam) Robert Service (A History of Modern Russia has chapters that are identical with syllabus points, also biographies of Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky) Orlando Figes (A People's Tragedy is another one on the revolution, but Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 is a bit br
  10. What topics are you doing?
  11. Lowered my expectations. Was around 10-20% up until end of March, beginning of April. Then solved about 20 past papers before the exams and eventually, ended up with a 4 and it was fine because that was all I needed for university. Never truly got the hang of it, just powered through. Past papers are the key, though, as is solving lots of exercises (question bank is the best!) Good luck!
  12. Don't worry, you still have a good chance! Your score is beyond impressive, you're in the top 3% or so of all IB students and you got 776 in your HLs. Just write a killer Personal Statement and from what I've heard, Oxford understands that not all schools are equal and you're asked if your school held you back in any way (not 100% sure, but in any case you could have your referee mention it). You are academically exceptional, I think that's what the top unis are looking for. Good luck!!
  13. Your SLs don't matter that much in the UK, so I suggest sticking with whatever brings the best grades.
  14. Hi! Sorry for being late to the party, but this topic speaks to me. Only 2% of HL History students achieve 7s and before me, nobody in our school had ever gotten that, not even the best and brightest, so I was feeling pretty unsure of myself, crossed my fingers for a 6, which frankly also seemed unattainable. Some advice that I can give you: you have to dive in to what you're studying. IB History guides are little use to you if you want to stand out (i.e. get over a 5). You'll need real, solid history books. My teacher was a gift from god who gave us specific pages or chapters to read, bu
  15. You should definitely use some articles, better yet if you can dig up some news' segments and stuff from that time -- primary sources are always good. Perhaps divide it into two parts -- first, media portrayal; second, reasons for withdrawal, that way it'll be clearer. Good luck!
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