Gaby

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  1. It will depend on the country. If you go to a university in the UK, the only degree you'd need literature in would be literature.
  2. Doesn't really matter that much, your numeracy is more likely to be assessed based on your Maths grade than what your teacher says. And you can ask your Economics teacher to mention your numeracy and analytical skills. I was applying for Law and my letter was written by my English tutor who didn't even teach me at school.
  3. You can take only one Lang&Lit course AS LONG AS you also take a foreign language (language B from group 2). You can't only take one language course in the IB, you have to take 2.
  4. This depends on the school you're applying to, there are no IBO guidelines on admission into IB, so you need to ask the school you're trying to get into, no one here will be able to help you, unfortunately.
  5. https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/engineering Going to their website would have taken you less time than typing up this post and delivered the answer more quickly...
  6. I think it's probably far less likely to hurt your chances when it comes to studying humanities at UK universities, but if you're aiming for the Ivies, I'd stick with SL, especially if your mathematical ability isn't actually lacking.
  7. Don't economics and finance require Maths HL? Also, if you don't meet the entry requirements, I wouldn't bother applying, unless you have something else that makes your application exceptional or have a good explanation for why you couldn't achieve the grades they asked for.
  8. You are very likely to get automatically rejected because you don't meet their entry requirements. If you get the results and get the required grades, you can either try applying through clearing if there are any spaces left (which is unlikely with LSE), or reapply for next year in the next cycle. A phone call after they'd given out all of their offers is not going to do anything.
  9. No, just write a personal statement for medicine, that's what most people do. And you don't pay a 'multiple course fee', because there is no such fee, you just pay a normal fee for 5 choices. In theory, a UCAS application would allow you to apply for 5 unrelated subjects e.g. medicine, law, English lit, physics and theatre studies - UCAS doesn't care, it'd just be extraordinarily stupid.
  10. Out of the universities you're applying to I applied to Oxford, LSE, KCL and QMUL and only QMUL asked me for the GCSE-equivalents. But LSE and KCL I wasn't applying for Law, so it might be different.
  11. There's no harm applying, I'd say, but I think that 4 could put you at a rather big disadvantage, considering you'll be going against candidates with perfect, or near-perfect, grades, and you don't have GCSEs to fall back on. Then again, Oxford and Cambridge are unpredictable, and every part of the application matters. QMUL will most likely ask you about your GCSE-equivalents, too.
  12. They're in the files section on here, and also on the IBS website. Also, please don't shout at people, and the word 'please' only has 6 characters, so it won't take you too long to add it to your question.
  13. No clue how English A is meant to prepare you better for the interview, but I'd say English B is quite sufficient. I got into Oxford Law (which, arguably, is likely to value language fluency a bit more than medicine purely because it's a highly essay-based subject) having taken English B. I'd say it's more important to practice speaking a lot than take English A.
  14. This is not true. I took Polish A and English B, and got into top universities in the UK. I understand that some languages A might not be accepted (though I find it a bit weird), but it is completely untrue that you have to take english A.
  15. Yes, there is. The 5th choice people make is usually something related e.g. biomedicine, biochemistry, biomedical science, stuff like that. Entry into med school is very competitive, it is often that you don't get into any of your choices, that 5th choice is something to fall back on.