natalie0105
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Joined: May 15,2018

Tue May 15,2018 10:14 PM

Hey. So I’m currently in pre-IB (starting the IB in August) and I got an F in Math this year. My teacher is worried about how I’m going to do during IB2 and IB3 and so am I. They aren’t making me quit the program, in fact they have given me a lot of material to study during the summer so I can catch up.

I’m doing Math studies next year (yes I know it has a bad reputation in the IB), I’m going to study Literature and music in college and I’m pretty sure I can still get in with studies. And my parents are getting me a tutor next semester.

MY QUESTION IS...is this going to look bad when I’m applying for colleges? I want to study in the US and I’m really scared that they won’t want me cause I failed pre-ib Math. I know I can get my grade up next year cause I’ve always gotten D/C’s even FEW B’s in Math. Should I worry about not getting accepted cause I’m FREAKING out right now.
natalie0105
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Joined: May 15,2018

Tue May 15,2018 10:23 PM

Also another thing - I have B’s and A’s in my other classes except for Biology where I have a C (but there is an exam in a few weeks so I still have time). So it’s just Math I’ve had problems with this year
Aamir_w
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Joined: Dec 23,2017

Wed May 16,2018 02:05 AM

Hey, don’t worry you’ll be completely fine!! Universities don’t care about pre IB or grade 10 marks at all. They don’t even ask for it. At least in my school, pre-IB math is extremely hard because it’s supposed to be prep for Math studies, Math SL or Math HL. Once you start IB, you’ll find that Math studies or Math SL are a lot easier than pre-IB math. Once your in the program, math will probably one of the courses that you worry about least.
natalie0105
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Joined: May 15,2018

Wed May 16,2018 01:52 PM

@Aamir_w thank you so much for replying! I’ve been freaking out about it the entire week. This made me feel a bit better about it, thank you.
k.iara
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Joined: Aug 13,2018

Sun May 20,2018 06:44 PM

Hey there! I wouldn’t worry very much. Universities aren’t very interested in pre-ib marks. I’d take your mark this year with a grain of salt and just work hard and seek out help (which you already seem to have done!!) and give it your all! Good luck!!

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