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    hey...
    not that it really matters... just curious :p: ... but what exactly does that code mean??
    like M03/430/H(1)+

    i know that..
    M = may
    N = nov.
    03 = the year
    430 = the syllabus number or so
    H = HL
    S = SL
    ... but
    what's the (1) and the + for?? and i also saw (2) .. with and without +

    the weirdest one i ever saw was: :confused:
    N04/4/CHEMI/HP2/ENG/TZ0/XX+

    well maybe some of you know a abit more about this secret language
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    I know that there's also the timezeone somewhere in the code, TZ
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    M03/430/H(1)+ is the old format. N04/4/CHEMI/HP2/ENG/TZ0/XX+ is the new format.

    The (1) or (2) is the paper. No idea about the +....

    The "old format" doesn't have timezones, but there may be an "A" at the end of the code, indicating a different version.
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    Old format also had timezones. For example, Biology is 410, but when there were timezones, one was 411 and second 412. History is little special. It was for example M03/310–315/HS(2). HS means, that it is same for higher and standard level (this is case also for some other subjects). 310-315 is history, where paper 3 is divided to different regions (311 is Africa, 312 - Americas, 313 - South Asia and middle east, 314 - East and south east asia and oceania, 315 - Europe). Then you can have letter at the end of code. Q for "quetions and answer booklet", T for "text booklet" and M for markscheme. A was used (as far as I know) only in Nov 2001, when some of the papers were stolen before examinations. So the new papers had to be used (they were on blue (or yellow?) paper). I am not really sure about + sign, but I think it is paper or markscheme with some corrections (I have two markschemes and one is with + and second without. They differ in one answer.). Special cases are some "papers" with codes like M&N04/750/CASE STUDY (Case study for computer science), M00/380/HS(1-3)M (Markscheme for all papers and both levels of history of islamic world), N00/620/SCORES (music scores), and few others.
    New code (N04/4/CHEMI/HP2/ENG/TZ0/XX+) is divided to session (N04), group number (4), subject (CHEMI), paper (HP2 - higher level P2), language (ENG) and timezone (TZ0). I do not know, what XX means. And the last letter is after additional '/' (N04/5/MATHL/HP1/ENG/TZ0/XX/M+ - markscheme for mathematics HL).
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    hey thanks for solving the riddle of the secret code of IBO...
 
 
 
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