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  1. The general regulations released by IB say: "Retake: for previous IB diploma candidates who are seeking to improve on their results. The highest grade obtained for a subject will contribute towards the IB diploma" Source: http://www.ibo.org/documentlibrary/regs_ibworldschools/documents/DP_regs_en.pdf I'm thinking I might have to do a retake because I don't think my marks from my November exams will be high enough to get into Melbourne
  2. I found both papers REALLY difficult. In fact more difficult than the other papers which I had tried.
  3. I honestly found that Paper 1 harder than the May 2013 one and all the other ones that I had tried. I had no clue how to do most of question 10! I'm hoping that it is scaled down significantly though!
  4. I was really happy that Paper 1 was on Manchuria though I found Source D slightly redundant (it pretty much said that the report was in Lord Lytton's name if I recall properly). I actually became unwell 2 weeks ago so I didn't really study that much and all my IB exams have been crammed into 10 days. So I did the origins of ww1 (the alliance question) but I spent too much time on that one and so my Weimar Germany essay suffered.
  5. In all honesty, I found the November paper a lot more difficult than the May Paper Micro in Paper 1 was an absolute disaster- I felt like I had to avoid the Sustainability question because I felt like I couldn't write enough about it. Macro was slightly better because I actually quite like CPI and inflation. Paper 2 was so-so for me. I ran out of time so I failed to evaluate my 2nd question properly (I did the India and HDI one) Paper 3 was a lot easier than May in my opinion but I was surprised at how there was no Market Failure or Theory of Firms in Paper 1. I'm really worried about the sca
  6. For International Relations, I would definitely recommend Economics for starters and I'm glad that you're taking Higher Level. I myself don't take Geo so I'm not too sure what's in the syllabus but I would recommend History because I have learnt so much about International Relations in the 20th century.
  7. You are really lucky to be fluent in both languages. To be honest, I think it depends on where you want to go to for University. If you're applying for some Uni in the EU, then Norwegian should be fine. But if you're looking to go to the US, they actually give you course credits for getting a 5 in English HL (min). You can use English HL to show your fluency in English.
  8. The increments refer to the different temperatures/heights etc. that you're using (e.g. 10 degrees, 20 degrees, 30 degrees, 40 degrees, 50 degrees). The IV is the independent variable: An independent variable is a variable in an investigation that changes but is not changed by other variables being measured.
  9. Wow, gold star for you for doing your EE in German B! (I take German B as well and I reckon I'd find it very difficult to do an EE in it) Here are my thoughts on the two choices (though they may not be of any use) ANGLICISMS IN GERMAN LANGUAGE It's true that more and more Anglicisms are apparent in the English language (speaking from my own personal experience as I took part in an exchange in Nuremberg last year). So perhaps if you want to narrow your topic you could talk about a particular generation (I think German teenagers would be a good one) or a particular industryOne article worth read
  10. I'm currently doing it at the moment. What would you like advice on?
  11. I'm not too sure what other people are doing but I ran a Model UN in a classroom for my Group Project
  12. I agree with everyone else that has posted so far. But it's important that you get the 2nd edition rather than the 1st edition as the 2nd edition covers the new syllabus (i.e. Paper 3 Calculations)
  13. I agree that it definitely depends on where you want to go for university as some will recognise the IB Diploma more than others. However what I experienced with my cohort was that we actually got really low marks in the first year but eventually we started getting higher scores. Maybe it takes determination and hard work Good luck with whatever you decide to do
  14. I agree with the person above. By the way, you would not be allowed to do the 2nd question as it is considered a History EE instead of an Economics EE. For an Economics EE, you are required to do something that has been fairly recent yet something which would have enough information it. There's nothing stopping you from doing that as a History EE though
  15. I'm struggling to get the data I need to do my EE on South Africa. As for the three strikes law, my supervisor thinks it's too difficult to do a cost-benefit analysis
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