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  1. There are definitely more than two schools offering the IB program in Stockholm. I went to Åva Gymnasium in Täby, and it was pretty good. Then there's Kungsholmen, which has no tuition fees since it's a Swedish school. I don't know about Stockholm International School; it might be different since it's primarily aimed toward international students. Sigtuna Humanistiska Läroverket is a bording school which offers IB. It has no tuition fees, I think, provided that you live at home while you're studying there (which is possible). You might wanna look into that if you're into hanging around with m
  2. ephika

    Help on part D.

    What you should do is to look for a PDF document called "History Teacher Support Material." It usually includes 5 IAs of differing quality and thorough explanations of their goods and bads. Just look at the example which received poor grades and then compare it to the one that received the maximum grade in Analysis. Then you'll notice what distinguishes an analysis from a summary.
  3. Well, you probably can but it would be really easy to get a 7. I did Spanish Ab Initio completely by myself and I received a 7. Then again, I think languages overall are easy to learn. But yeah, you can expect a 7.
  4. ephika

    LSE Government

    I took... HL History of the Americas (6) HL Swedish A1 (6) HL English B (7) Yes, English B is a pretty weak subject but at least I got a 7 in it.
  5. ephika

    LSE Government

    Hi. I am interested in studying Government at LSE. I graduated from IB in May 2010 and I received a total of 38 points with 766 at HL (LSE requires 37 points with 666 at HL). However, I had a few "easy" subjects like Math Studies (got a 6 in it), but I hope this won't be a problem since I've heard about other people being accepted to LSE with Math Studies (obviously then to the non-math related courses). I am applying for courses starting in September 2011. What are my chances of getting in? I am planning to study two courses in political science at Stockholm University before this. Could that
  6. I got a 6 in History HL even though I had a 4 throughout most of IB. I slowly improved my analysis by learning some simple techniques like PEE (Point, Evidence, Explanation) which basically says that you should first make a point (e.g. The Depression radicalized the German people and led to the rise of extremist parties like the NSDAP), then give evidence for it (e.g. Mass unemployment made people open to radical solutions and membership in the NSDAP rose between 1930 and 1932), and finally explain how the evidence supports your point (e.g. This shows that the Depression was a crucial factor i
  7. History HL is NOT as tough as it seems. I realized this when preparing for my exams. The syllabus says that you have to know a million things but the good thing with history is that you can get away with knowing only 10% of the material that is assigned to you. For Paper 1 you don't necessarily have to study at all to get a 7, although I would recommend reading about the events just to get an overview since that will help you interpret the sources. This exam is all about showing the examiner that you understand the sources and then you also have to compose an essay based on the sources. I had
  8. Yeah. The Americans had been pissed at the Japanese since long before the December 7 1941. Japanese advances seemed to be threatening US interests in Asia in terms of trade and natural resources etc. So the US had been thinking of stopping Japan since long before the Pearl Harbor attack which only provided the US with the direct excuse they needed to rightfully go against the Japs. Some historians claim that Roosevelt had information about the incoming attack on Pearl Harbor and that he refrained from saying anything as the attack would justify American entry into the war. And surely the Ameri
  9. ephika

    Paper 3 revision

    That sounds like quite a bit of work, flsweetheart422. In class we have only studied 3 topics in-depth. I thought those were the topics you should focus on.
  10. The amount of material that one has to revise for the Paper 3 exams is just crazy, especially if you're aiming for a grade above 5. My teacher chose the History of the Americas for Paper 3, and there is so much stuff one has to learn, everything from the domestic policies of Canada to populist leaders in South America, etc. This has made me unsure of how I should revise for the exams. Any advice?
  11. Nope. This is not true for the 2010 syllabus which has widened the markbands from 0 to 25.
  12. I am looking for a book that discusses different historical interpretations of the origins of the Cold War. Does anyone know a book that does this?
  13. After looking through some past history papers I realized that there is always one question relating in some way to the rise of either one or two dictators. Therefore, shouldn't you be able to say whatever to all the foreign and domestic policies of dictators and only focus on their rise to power instead? Shouldn't it be possible to only study the rise to power of say Hitler and Castro for Single-Party States since there will, as far as I know, always be a question on the rise of one or two dictators?
  14. I suppose History is one of those courses that are easy to pass but hard to get a 7 in.
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