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# IB Physics HL boundry watch

1. Does any body know IB grade boundry for Physycs HL?
2. you need like 70-75% for a 7
3. (Original post by Linda)
you need like 70-75% for a 7
Any idea about a 6...? I would be so happy if I managed to scrape a 6 for my Physics exam!!!!
4. Physics HL:
+29=3
+41=4
+52=5
+61=6
+72=7
Physics SL:
+28=3
+38=4

+49=5
+59=6
+70=7
5. (Original post by Linda)
Physics HL:
+29=3
+41=4
+52=5
+61=6
+72=7
Physics SL:
+28=3
+38=4

+49=5
+59=6
+70=7
*impressed*
How do you know all this?!
6. (Original post by sarahwhatevver)
*impressed*
How do you know all this?!
yea, how DO u know?! And do u know the biology HL grade boundaries?
7. Its from the Imperator's IB database thing. Ask him for access.
8. (Original post by grace)
yea, how DO u know?! And do u know the biology HL grade boundaries?
Biology HL:
+32=3
+46=4
+58=5
+68=6
+81=7
Biology SL:
+33=3
+47=4
+59=5
+68=6
+80=7
9. (Original post by Linda)
Biology HL:
+32=3
+46=4
+58=5
+68=6
+81=7
Biology SL:
+33=3
+47=4
+59=5
+68=6
+80=7
grrrr...why do we need higher in biology to get a seven than physics?!
10. (Original post by grace)
grrrr...why do we need higher in biology to get a seven than physics?!
because bio is micky mouse and physics is damn hard, it's supposed to be the hardest in IB

the real reason is because the grades are curved, and more people do well in bio than in physics

then you can ask yourself why that is

and come to the conclusion that the first premise was also true
11. (Original post by Linda)
because bio is micky mouse and physics is damn hard, it's supposed to be the hardest in IB

the real reason is because the grades are curved, and more people do well in bio than in physics

then you can ask yourself why that is

and come to the conclusion that the first premise was also true
lol, im sure physics is hard but that doesn't make bio a mickey mouse subject, give other people some credit here
12. (Original post by grace)
lol, im sure physics is hard but that doesn't make bio a mickey mouse subject, give other people some credit here
oh come on.....
13. (Original post by grace)
lol, im sure physics is hard but that doesn't make bio a mickey mouse subject, give other people some credit here
Oki, I'm sorry. I take it back. The truth is I wish I had taken bio also, instead of economics (my elective). Unfortunetly it crashed with physics do to time table blocks. So I chose physics..
But now I want to study neuroscience, but it's kinda too late to pick up bio now. So I'm off to uni to study philosophy of mind and consciousness. I just wish I could study neurobiology in addition.
14. [QUOTE=Linda]Oki, I'm sorry. I take it back. [QUOTE]
its ok

(Original post by Linda)
So I'm off to uni
same one as me
15. ok, that got really messed up!
16. (Original post by grace)
same one as me
Warwick?
17. so basically, how many points could you get marked off and still end up wid a seven, a six?
18. (Original post by awaiting)
so basically, how many points could you get marked off and still end up wid a seven, a six?
First off all, it differs from year to year because the IB set the grade limits based on how people manage the exam. If very many people get good grades, they will take this as an indication that the test was easy and increase teh demands slightly. They can do this because the IB has so many students that the differences in students average performance from year to year are neglichable. Therefore, it depends a lot on the difficulty of teh test how many points you need. However, I doubt it will fluctuate with more than 5 percentage points per year. In physics HL they typically weight the paper like this:

Paper 1, Counts 20%
Paper 2, Counts 36%
Paper 3, Counts 20%
Internal, Counts 24%

What this means is that you take the number of percent you score on each paper, multiply it with the weighting of the paper, then you add together the results and you get yoru overall score.

Say you score as follows:
Paper 1: 75%
Paper 2: 67%
Paper 3: 80%
Internal: 59%

Then the weighted score is this:
Paper 1: 75 * 0.20 = 15
Paper 2: 67 * 0.36 = 24.12
Paper 3: 80 * 0.20 = 16
Internal: 59 * 0.24 = 14.16

Now, you add these scores together to get your overall, which in thsi case will be:

15 + 24.12 + 16 + 14.16 = 69.28

Thus teh overal score would be 69.28%, which is typically a strong 6 or a weak 7 differing slightly from year to year. Some years it could be a 7, other years it could be borderline 5. Though i doubt it will differ with 10 percentage points in one year.
19. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I WILL COMMIT A SUICIDE I WILL PROLLY GET A & IN PHYSICS
20. ....... i meant a 6 :P

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