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  1. Karl-Axel Olson

    Can you take an exam to get A level for Math?

    Im a student in Sweden with the subjects; English A HL Economics HL History HL Math SL Swedish A SL ESS SL I'm very sure that I want to apply to an University in the UK, and study Economics. A school I'm very keen on is LSe (London School of Political and Economical Science). Courses of my interest; BSc Philosphy and Economics BSc Economics BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics They generally require International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level, including 7 in Mathematics Do they mean that it's a must to have a 7 in Math HL, or does a 7 in Math SL suffice? IF that's the case, is there any way to take an A exam (UK) in Maths? (My school doesn't offer Math HL)
  2. Now at the start of my 2nd term, 2nd year, I'm facing a choice... I'm very sure that i want to study an Economics course at a "better" University, One thing that I noticed (and I hope, not to late) is that both LSe (London School of Political Science and Economics), University of Cambridge and -Oxford requires Math HL (a score of 6 and 7) (LSe seems to accept Math SL but prefer HL) [Correct me if Im wrong] I have Math SL, and Math HL isn't offered at my School but I've seen that you can take Online course, at Pamoja (Fee: initial $300, and later $1000). The fee is something Im probably going to be forced to cover myself. Is there any chance at getting into LSe, either BSc Economics and Ecometrics, BSc Philosophy and Economics with an overall score of say 40, filling the requirements of 7 6 6, and Math SL? Or if Im going to switch to Math HL, is it Worth it? Is Pamoja good? My math ability is medium (Lack a good Foundation, havent taken Math seriously during a notable part of school, and I'm maybe to optimistic of achieving such a good Math HL grade needed for LSe or overestimating my Math ability or how diligent I am), but I'm very studious and isn't afraid to start and study very much now. By switching to Math HL I would also be a half year behind in that course and havent and idea of how big the difference is between Math SL and HL Otherwise, what is the "best" University in the UK that accepts an IB student with; 40 Points 7 7 6, or 7 6 6 (Economics HL, History HL and English A) Math SL 6 or 7 (If I would achieve such good grades) Thanks for any answers! Edit: I could also be focused on applying to a "more prominent" University...
  3. Hi, I simply want to study at a University which offers good economic Courses, in europé. An University that has low cost tuition or free. Please leave suggestions. Subjects HL-Economics, English, History SL-Swedish, Enviromental studies, Mathematics.
  4. Karl-Axel Olson

    Tips to Improve at Math

    I'm entering my 2nd year at the IB in Sweden and I would be very grateful for tips, methods, guides or any of the sort that helped you to improve at Math. Any tips also to maintain motivation is also important to me. Or to "get into" math, as I was proficient in the subject when I was younger. It's the subject where I'm lacking and need to improve, as I want to study Economics in the UK, and of what I've Heard, University level Economics uses a lot of math and many Courses even need a high score in Math HL. Thanks for suggestions!

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