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  1. I have taken both Economics HL and Chemistry HL. Surely, if you study medicine, I would highly suggest Chemistry because it would be useful in your future studies. Likewise for Finance. In my opinion, I think Economics would be easier (Maybe it is due to my ability and lack of interest in Chemistry by the end of IBDP). Chemistry HL has a lot of content, and a lot of time have to be dedicated into it. Having taken two double HL science (Biology and Chemistry), I can feel a difference between Bio and Chem HL in terms of content, difficulty and requirements. I know I might not be v
  2. I am pretty sure even if you do not take Math HL, you will still be able to study business. However, if you are unsure, look up the prerequisite that the University needs. I have applied to HKU and UCL before, and I do not recall the requirement of Math HL.
  3. I would recommend that you should get tutoring lessons from professional Maths teachers instead of your classmates. Even when your classmates might perform well on maths, they do not have the experience to teach you well when they are learning the content themselves too. If you can find someone who is more experienced, for example, a teacher (with less accent), or someone who has graduated with a high score in Math SL, it would be much easier. If not, keep asking your teacher. Make sure you understand everything before leaving despite the accent, or ask her to use numbers and diagrams to de
  4. Not sure if an oldie's advice can help when I've taken Chemistry HL back in 2014-2016. It's a long time ago, but I still remember the struggles I had in Chemistry HL. Chemistry HL itself is not a hard subject, but it is the effort it requires you to put in. The effort that I have put in Chemistry HL compared to all my other subjects such as Biology HL, Maths SL, Economics HL, is relatively greater. Of course, if you have had your IGCSE and is interested in Chemistry HL, I will not discourage you in doing so, especially when you want to be a doctor, Chemistry HL is an essential course. Th
  5. very simple tips from me when your exam is in November 2019. revise regularly and start early. IB curriculum is a lot, so starting early is essential. Set a timetable for yourself to revise if you have classes now, take notes and look back at it after school / at your free time to grasp everything. If you have problems during your revision, make sure you jot it down and ask your teacher asap before you forget it. good luck in your exam in 2019!
  6. Hello EllaUmb! I hope all is well for you right now when November is coming near. It's very common for someone to lose motivation, especially maths when you have to practice regularly. There are some ways to keep motivation up, which worked for me back in my IB days. I usually set out a to-do list of what I want to complete today, and try to stick to it during my revision. E.g: I want to revise my differentiation and integration today. Then stick to it! Since you have tutoring once a week, circle out the areas you do not understand and ask for the solutions to it. If you do not und
  7. Oh definitely yes. My mocks were terribly bad that I nearly wanted to give up in the end, especially with my Chemistry Mocks that I have gotten a 3 (in the end I got a 6). Mocks tend to be harder, and the purpose of it is to know which area you are weak at. I'm sure if you review the areas that you are weak at, you can achieve a better grade.
  8. Hi there, Biology SL is not a hard subject to get a 7 at all, and I am sure if you are persistent in revising, you can achieve a high grade. I would like to quote an old post from nearly 2 years ago which I have written how to revise Biology while I was revising Biology for my Finals. I'm not sure if the curriculum has changed, but it's similar. You may ignore the HL contents. that I have mentioned below. The below post mentioned about revision techniques for Exams: Since you are still in your Junior year, I will just give one advice: Make sure you save some time, either after
  9. Hello. If the universities did not specify Physics HL, you can take Physics SL to get into Astronomy. However, so far as I have learnt from my friend who has studied Astronomy, they are inclined to choose someone who did Physics HL because Astronomy needs knowledge in Physics (She did Physics HL and Chemistry HL), but it depends on universities. Though, if the university you want to apply for did not specify it in their subject requirements, and you think you can achieve a better grade with Physics SL and Chemistry HL, definitely going for the two science combo you are thinking right now.
  10. Hello there. (9 days late but I hope it's not too late for me to answer this). I have actually scored 7 for my Maths SL throughout my two years of IB, but I do understand why people are not understanding some of the concepts at times because Maths can be such a challenge. There are actually some tips for getting 7 in Maths SL other than attempting past paper questions which I am willing to share my past experience here. Personally, I think the most reliable method is for you to practice through past paper, which I know that you have tried doing it, but if you got some questions wrong,
  11. If you achieve well in your finals, your marks will not be affected by IA as much as you are thinking right now. I have gotten a bare pass for my Chemistry and Biology IAs but I had both 6s in the end. The most important thing right now is for you to calm down and not be too worried for your finals, just try your best in May and I'm sure the score will reflect your hardwork. If you need any IA help, I think I can help you with Maths (I have gotten 18/20 for my Math SL IA, but please do not trust me with Biology IA haha).
  12. I came back here after a long time and this is the first post I see. Personally, after graduating from IB for 2 years, I still do not understand why people would sacrifice their health for an IB45. Health comes first. Sleep more.
  13. Practising past paper is always the key to getting a 7, Math SL is basically the same format over and over again every year compared to other subjects. You will have an opportunity to explore what you are weak at, then drill more on it. If you know you are weak at Calculus, why not reread it again, do some more exercise before going for exam 2 weeks later. Yeah, I agree with what @Lixter has said here. However, I must emphasize that reading is NOT sufficient in scoring you a high score if you do not practice it. Thanks to past papers, 2 years ago I was able to score a high 7 in
  14. There is actually no revision order for Chemistry SL or HL, it really depends on yourself. For me, I start from the beginning to the end. However, if sometimes I feel really bored, I will add some Organic Chemistry or option into my revision timetable to revise. It is true that Chemistry contains a lot of inter-topic knowledge, I will highly recommend you to make a timetable to revise, such as listing out which are the topics you struggle most, which are the topics you are confident in. So you can adjust the time you will be spending there. Feel free to use this link: https://blog.
  15. It depends on which subject you are studying, but if it is on the marginal score of 30-31, I will say it is not quite possible as NYU Abu Dhabi is a very competitive school. Do check out the University's website for entry requirements to see if you fit in.
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