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  1. Are the November Exams harder than the May ones? Is it the difficulty of the actual exam, or the grade boundaries? or a misconception? I'm saying this because the grade boundaries for IGCSE additional math (0606) the November ones considerably higher than the may ones... and I'm thinking whether I should switch to another school because I cannot stand my current school eek
  2. Hi Im considering taking Chemistry as a subject in IB because I am yet to start school but I am not too sure about it as I did not take Chemistry as a subject for my IGCSE/GCSE. I wonder what you guys think about this and it would be really helpful if i could have a general comparison of chemistry as a subject in IB and IGCSE Thanks a lot
  3. I'm currently taking IGCSE, and taking my boards in May. My school is somewhat new, so we don't have much of a choice when it comes to subjects(in IGCSE). These are the subjects I'm currently taking, with their subject code for reference: All are Extended where applicable. Mathematics (580) English Language Arts (500) ICT (417) Spanish (530) Physics (625) Chemistry (620) Biology (610) Economics (455) These are the IB subjects that my school offers: Group 1: English A Language and Literature HL/SL Group 3: Busin
  4. Hey guys, I would be starting my IB course next year.I would just like to know if IB standard level French would be a normal carry on to IGCSE french foreign language- I'm likely to get an A for this subject. Also would I be able to get a 7 or 6 for my french B SL ?
  5. My IGCSE grades are not good but not too shabby : Math B Chemistry B Physics B ( three main subjects that universities might look at) I am doing pretty decent in IB and aim to get 40+ in my diploma, will top aeronautical engineering institutes consider me with these IGCSE grades. HELP ME OUT I AM WORRIED
  6. Hi. I have recently finished my IGCSE Int'l Maths exams, and was wondering if gaining a good score (A/A*) in it, is a good enough parameter for choosing Math HL. It's also worth mentioning that I really like Maths, however it's an online (Pamoja) course. Moreover, would HL Maths be an overkill especially since I would be taking: Chemistry and Biology at HL? Any help would be appreciated
  7. Hello there, I had been doing IB but it seems like I'm going to switch schools, more specifically switch to a different country. I did IGCSE (Cambridge Qualification) and I have a GPA of 3.70/4.00. I'd like to know if there are any universities that would accept me for my IGCSE. I am doing SATs, ACTs and APTs at the moment. I want to major in biology in uni. Pls help out. Thank you
  8. Hi all. I've been looking at universities around the UK and looking at the requirements. Naturally, since I'm international student, I will be taking the IB. But some universities look at the GCSEs, so how much do you think GCSE scores will affect your chances of getting into a good uni in the UK? If it is looked at harshly, I'm a bit worried about my math GCSE. I took Mathematics Extended and came out with an A, and was put into an Additional Mathematics GCSE. I'm worried my score for the Additional Mathematics- which will probably end up being C- will effect my chance of getting in. How wou
  9. Hi guys! So, this question is for people who have done IGCSE and transitioned into IB.. Currently, I'm doing IGCSE. I'm starting IBDP next term. I dropped chem for IGCSE because I already took the other two sciences I'm better at. I didn't feel confident about scoring well in chem because the max grade I used to get was B. If I felt really, really lazy about studying it I could even score a D in our monthly tests. (OUCH!!) Anyway I've been contemplating whether it was a mistake at all. There's a slight possibility of me studying electrical engineering (I'm okay at physics!) for uni since my
  10. Hello IBSurvival! This is my first post here but I've been reading this forum ever since I started going to a international school (March this year). Anyway, I just started my IGCSE's and so far it has been a smooth jurney, BUT today my maths teacher asked me after lesson if I would like to do additional mathematics, as I've had really good grades and on my last test I had an average of 98%. I have overall pretty good academic results, last year I've had an average of 6.7 out of all my subjects... There are only 2 people taking this class right now and so far they didn't do anything hard, bu
  11. Keeping in mind that UCAS only lets you apply to 5 universities, I'm trying to figure out whether it will be worth applying to Oxford for Experimental Psychology; or in other words, do I stand a chance? I'm quite aware that my IGCSE's are sub-par, however, personal circumstances in Year 11 meant that I did not perform to the best of my ability. Considering that my IB predicted score proves that I am capable enough to manage at Oxford, does it make sense for me to apply? And if I do apply, will writing an Extenuating Circumstances Form explaining my low grades in Year 11 affect my application
  12. Hi all Im starting IB Diploma in August 2014 and Im currently thinking about my subjects. My main question is about the HL computer science. Has anyone taken it? Im currently having a lot of trouble choosing between Chem hl and Computer Science hl and I would like some advice on this so i can make a better choice. All help appreciated.
  13. Hello! So, I'm currently in IB1 (a month into starting the course), and have started feeling quite a lot of pressure. As of now, I want to study Economics at UCL (my dream university), but am afraid that my IGCSE grades will disadvantage me. What kind of an IB score would "neutralise" my IG grades, considering that I want to get into a top 10 UK university? IB Subjects: HL Biology HL Economics, HL Math, SL English, SL French B, SL Psychology. Extracurriculars: Ballet (on and off, 6+ years) Piano (on and off 6+ years) Volunteer for an NGO (regularly, once a week) Internship (to do with econom
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