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    Okay so, I just received this sheet and it says "If, after results issue, you would like to register as a six-month retake candidate, please ensure you contact your coordinator bla bla bla."

    Do any of you know how this works? Would I have to retake all of the exams or just the ones that I didn't pass or what? I had NO IDEA you could retake them.

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    Okay so, I just received this sheet and it says "If, after results issue, you would like to register as a six-month retake candidate, please ensure you contact your coordinator bla bla bla."

    Do any of you know how this works? Would I have to retake all of the exams or just the ones that I didn't pass or what? I had NO IDEA you could retake them.

    Explain, please.
    It depends on the policy of your school (or the school in which you plan to do the retakes). For instance, my school only offers retakes in May, as the IBC cannot really bother arranging a November session.

    Officially, you can retake everything, but you cannot sit a particular exam more than three times. You may retake a single subject, a few subjects, or subjects. If you retake a subject but are satisfied with your previous IA grade, you may keep it for the next time around (--> no need to submit new IAs). You may also retake ToK and/or EE (ToK must be written for one of the current titles though).

    The best results always count towards your final diploma score. For instance, if you retake a subject and for some reason get a lower grade than before, the highest grade will still be counted.

    Overall, retaking seems to be good business. However, beware that some unis "look down" at retakers unless you have particular reasons for not succeeding the first time.
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    It depends on the policy of your school (or the school in which you plan to do the retakes). For instance, my school only offers retakes in May, as the IBC cannot really bother arranging a November session.

    Officially, you can retake everything, but you cannot sit a particular exam more than three times. You may retake a single subject, a few subjects, or subjects. If you retake a subject but are satisfied with your previous IA grade, you may keep it for the next time around (--> no need to submit new IAs). You may also retake ToK and/or EE (ToK must be written for one of the current titles though).

    The best results always count towards your final diploma score. For instance, if you retake a subject and for some reason get a lower grade than before, the highest grade will still be counted.

    Overall, retaking seems to be good business. However, beware that some unis "look down" at retakers unless you have particular reasons for not succeeding the first time.
    Alright. Thank you. :cool:
 
 
 
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