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Hey guys I'm in Grade 12 and I'm not sure if I should take a spare this year. I had really good marks in Grade 11 (94 average for the entire year). I had 8 courses in grade 11, but I'm not sure if i should keep 8 courses in grade 12. I'm thinking of dropping data management. Do you think it is worth it? Is data hard? Will having 7 courses make me unable to gain time management skills for university? I'm planning to go into chemistry or physics.
I just discovered mac's integrated science and arts and science programs that only accept 60 people per year. Both programs are advertised as exclusive programs for exceptional students and the acceptance rate to both programs is about 10%. Are there any students who have been admitted to the program or are already in it? If so, please tell me how difficult these programs are and what it took to get into the program.
Hey, I'm from Toronto and in a TDSB high school, I did ENG4U in summer school so I can get that out of my schedule, however I ended up unexpectedly with a 68% (thought I did well in the course and with the ISU culminating, until the exam). The question is, should I redo ENG4U? I'm not good in English because I moved to Canada when I was 6 (English was not my first language), I am just worried about trying to get into university, more specifically a business program in or around the GTA. I enjoy math and all my other marks are 80%+, for example I got a 91 in MCR3U, and 84% in accounting.
I just finished an ILC summer booklet for grade 12 English. Got my mark back and it's a 56.I don't understand this because my work was sufficient and I answered all the questions accordingly. Some high school teacher from another school marked my work -- not the learning centre staff. I received a 90, 85 ,and 86 in grades 9, 10, and 11 respectively. I do not want this mark to be on my transcript as it will jeopardize so many opportunities. And if I repeat it, it still shows on my transcript - also I'm applying to a bursary and they need my transcript and seeing me repeat a course is just going to be an automatic no.
My question is how do I stop this from going on my transcript? Is there ANYTHING I can do. I tried to contact the teacher but he hasn't replied. I am really stressed about this, I haven't gotten anything less than a 80 in my 3 years of high school.
*I will be applying to these universities: McMaster, Western, York, and Ryerson so if I am unable to do anything how will they look at my repeat?
I am just about to start grade 12 in a few days, and I am already PRE-STRESSED. So it looks like I have to retake precalculus 11 LAH and still do Physics LAH, and on top of that my first semester classes are English, Biology, and hopefully Chemistry.
How hard are these classes??
And also, for UNIVERSITIES in Canada, such as SFU, UBC, UOT, ETC.. do they ONLY look at grade 12 marks? In my grade 11 year I had the worst year ever and it did not help on my school marks so I'm freaking out....
I'm just wondering how diverse UWO is... I've grown up around only asians and tbh I am most comfortable hanging out with asians. I will be going to UWO med sci and wondering if there will be atleast a decent sized asian population at UWO.
Hey, everyone... I have a question, what are some ways to boost your application to Ivey AEO? I know that you need community involvement, high marks, and a completion of a mathematics course... but do I need to do like 300+ hours and get a 95% average? Thanks.
so, i'm starting grade 11 and i am kind of stressed about it. Apparently its the hardest year in high school. So can anyone give me any tips on how to do well, in terms of grades, social life and how to prepare for uni. My courses for grade 11 are:
advanced functions 12 (2nd semester)
food and culture 11
WILL THIS BE A TOUGH WORK LOAD? i took grade 12 math in grade 11, because i knew i would have to take calculus in grade 12, so might as well get the other math course dont with. IS GRADE 11 HARD?
ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP, THANKS
oh and also i would like to get in to life sciences at U OF T or mcmaster
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So I'm going into grade 12 next week and the university course I want to get into requires one math. Problem is I'm terrible at math in grade 9 academic I got a 63, in grade 10 academic I got a 62 and 11U I got a 51 went to summer school and failed. I need at least a 75 which is the cut off range but obviously that shouldn't be the aim my aim is an 80 but how is that gonna be possible with my previous math marks? Please help if you've taken data how was the course? My other grades are fine though if my math mark wasn't a 51 my average would have been in the 80's
the rivalry is so real. A friend of my sister attended Welcome Day at SFU today and she said they were slamming UBC. What's the deal? I'd like to know a bit more about this rivalry -- apparently it's a huge rivalry here in BC.
I heard you can only choose 3 programs to apply to at each university, however Waterloo's Engineering Faculty provides you with 2 options if you don't get into your first option. With that in mind, would this be applicable?
Program 1: Computer Science
Program 2: Computer Engineering
a) Second option: Nanotechnology Engineering
b) Third Option: Mechatronics Engineering
Program 3: Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree
Thank you so much for reading this because I need your help NOW! I received my schedule for my senior year and at the bottom there was a guidance appointment saying that since my timetable was incomplete I needed to meet with my guidance counselor. My schedule is far from the ideal schedule I don't have physics, nor do I have exercise science. And I have grade 12 English the 1st semester. How messed up is that? I am new so I didn't have the prereqs for any of the grade 12 courses except bio and math. So I took grade 11 english and chem during the summer. Now I want to take grade11 physics during the 1st semester.
Is it possible for me to take four courses in my day school and a physics course outside of school? Can I change the arrangement of my courses for example, replace grade 12 eng with grade 12 bio?
I've been commonly told that high school from grade 9 and 10 is irrelevant and easy; however, grade 11 is supposedly the hardest from high school. In my school, it's called "The Year of Tears" in my school. Is there any tips, experiences that any of you guys are willing to share?
hello , currently i am in the 4th yr of my electronics and communication engg . I am very much ardent for the VLSI technologies , working on verilog, system verilog , digital and linux to get hands on practise with what actually going on in industries . I am planning to go to Canada for masters preferably to university of british columbia . So will it be a good decision ? Need your suggestions ?