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What Percent is a 7 in IB Physics?

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So, you're aiming for that coveted 7 in IB Physics? Let's break it down and set you on the path to achieve it.


First off, what percentage is a 7 in IB Physics?


Higher Level (HL) IB Physics: You need to score an average of 68%

Standard Level (SL) IB Physics: You need to score an average of 65%.

These percentages are based on the average grade boundaries from 2016 onwards, so you're getting reliable figures here.

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Higher Level vs. Standard Level: The Statistics


Higher Level Students

On average, 22% of HL students manage to snag a 7. That's about 1 in 5 students! Quite encouraging, isn’t it?


Standard Level Students

For SL, only 10% of the students achieve a 7. That means 1 in 10 students get that top grade. You might be wondering why this is the case.


Why HL Students Might Perform Better

HL students often aim for careers in fields like engineering or other domains that require strong math and physics skills. These students might naturally excel in these subjects and be more driven to work hard right from the start.


Strategies to Improve Your IB Physics Grade


Now, let's talk about how you can improve your chances of getting that 7, no matter if you're at HL or SL.


Maximise Your Scientific Investigation Marks

Your scientific investigation or Internal Assessment (IA) is worth 20% of your final grade. That's a pretty substantial chunk, right? Inside TrIBe Physics, we offer an outstanding bonus course that guides you step-by-step to create the perfect scientific investigation. This bonus course is free when you join TrIBe Physics, and it's designed to ensure you won't miss out on those crucial marks.


Follow Simple Exam Hacks

I also share exam tips and hacks for each topic in IB Physics within TrIBe Physics. These tips are embedded in my screencast solutions for past paper questions. They are designed to help you understand the quirks of examiners and the pitfalls to avoid.


Study Strategically

Our TrIBe Physics program is based on a Four-Step Success Path, which has been tried and tested by thousands of students. Each step is meticulously crafted to help you maximize your marks in every topic. Trust me, it works. Follow this path, and you'll be well on your way to that 7.


Reassurance: You Can Do This!

Getting 68% for a 7 in HL or 65% for a 7 in SL can seem daunting, but it's definitely achievable. Even if you're currently sitting at a 3 in class tests, there's hope. You don't need to work harder—you need to work smarter.

Study strategically, focus on improving your exam technique, and make sure your IA shines.

Remember, 65% means you can still get 35% of the paper wrong and achieve a 7. Don’t be put off by these grade boundaries. It's doable for everyone, including you.

And guess what? I'm here to help you every step of the way. So, don’t hesitate to reach out and use all the resources we offer at GradePod.

Have a fantastic day, and happy studying!

When you're ready to take your preparation to the next level, consider joining TrIBe Physics. You'll get direct access to me, Sally Weatherly, and a wealth of resources designed to help you succeed. Let's turn that dream of getting a 7 into a reality!

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