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  1. I think the math you are doing is good. My IA involved right angle trigonometry and a simple equation that was new to me, and I got full marks for the use of mathematics (subject to moderation by the IB). You employed math to illustrate tessellations and created your own using that math. Based on what I see, this seems to be on par with what the IB is looking for. If you like, you can show me the equations you used and I can take a further look.
  2. As far as I know, your IB classes are converted to regular course codes. For SL and HL courses, you get both the grade 11 and grade 12 credits. For HL courses, you get an additional grade 12 credit. You will receive a percent grade at the completion of each of these credits. Since you are taking chem HL, you will earn chem 11, chem 12, and the third course will be assigned an official provincial course code. The third course covers first year university chemistry. This is why some uni programs will allow transfer credits for HL subjects - you would have already done that first year c
  3. Although you won't get an IB Diploma, you will still earn a provincial high school diploma (as long as your province's high school diploma requirements are met). Your IB classes are assigned to provincial course codes. For example, I'm from Ontario and I'm taking Math SL. I will receive credit for MHF 4UI (advanced functions) and MCV 4UI (calculus and vectors). Because you are a certificate student, you would apply to university as a regular non-IB student, and your IB classes will be inputted as their corresponding provincial course codes. Your IB grades will be converted to percent
  4. I hope this isn't too late! Some universities, for science programs like physics, require that you have taken two sciences in high school (at least in Canada). But you say that chem isn't required for university. If I were in your position, I would take chemistry to keep options open. Even if the universities that you will apply to do not require chemistry, having a background in chem would still beneficial in studying science. Chemistry also keeps your options open if you decide to apply to universities that require two IB sciences. If you choose chemistry, you could join a the
  5. I'm not a university student, but I've done a lot of research about UWaterloo. For computer science, they require a minimum 6 in math, that you've taken English A, and have a minimum of 32 points total. So far you meet these requirements. The 7s you have in econ and physics also show your math skills. You will also need to complete a supplementary application called the Admission Information Form (AIF). Basically on the AIF you describe your extracurricular activities, interests in computer science, etc. Here you can discuss your clubs and CS events. If you are applying to co-
  6. Hot because I found this thread thanks to your post showing up in the What's New section
  7. I'm from Ontario, and I have heard that most SL subjects are easier than provincial curriculum. Taking SL math, I've noticed that the content is unnaturally easy; however I'm currently taking MHF 4UW and haven't started calculus yet, I've heard mixed reviews on the difficulty of MCV 4UW. I come from a small school where there is only one option for each of the six subject groups. I've been looking at universities and all of the programs I've scoped out accept SL math as a prerequisite, even though they recommend HL. For those with no choice of IB subjects, SL math has to be acceptable by
  8. That selection is very good! Many universities recommend HL math and physics, but really that's just because you would be little bit more prepared for their engineering programs. You will still learn everything you need to know at SL. Keep in mind that SL is similar to the "non-IB" curriculum, and most people don't even do IB and they are can be just as successful in university. You made the right choice, besides you would likely get higher marks at SL than at HL which would help with your university application 😉 p.s. Your English grammar is awesome good job 👍. Will you be doing a bi
  9. Sort of... I love physics but it's not offered at IB level at my school ☹️ Next poster isn't writing exams this month
  10. Deep breath. Good? Ok. I know this is long, but I tried to break things up with the quotations. First things first: great job getting a 5 in English and a 6 in Psych. A 4 in French is also pretty good. While these are not "perfect" grades, I would say you're doing well in these subjects, given that they're not directly related to your intended field of study. As for your STEM subjects, maybe you're pushing yourself too hard. If you keep hammering your brain with extra tutoring and online material, that could lead to burnout. Remember, "study smart, not hard." Pace yourself
  11. 1. What is your real name? [not telling! ;)] 2. Where are you from? Ontario, Canada 3. How did you find out about IB Survival? I don't exactly remember how, but I know that I was looking for information about my then-upcoming years in IB back in grade 9 4. What made you register on IB Survival? I was having trouble deciding if I should do the Extended Essay, and needed to put my question out there (decided not to do it BTW) 5. When did you (approximately) register here? Early February of this year 6. What is your favourite IB subject? Mat
  12. Just elaborating: Pre-IB is not an "IB-official" program like MYP, instead it is modelled after the Ontario curriculum. So essentially you're signed up for Academic-level classes. There is very little difference between Pre-IB and Academic, maybe an extra unit added to a course, or an extra assignment that Academic students would not usually do. All the extra stuff that you do in Pre-IB, while it does prepare you for IB in the long run, really makes no difference. In grade 9, there were actually some non-IB students placed in my Pre-IB classes and they fared well. I also foun
  13. Yeah I was going to say that, but you will likely have to sacrifice the history SL (depending on your school's course offerings). And what major/field of study are you working towards?
  14. Are you sure about taking 2 individuals and societies courses? Most people choose a second science, because it keeps their options open for university.
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