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  1. Greetings all, I plan to be doing Law in the UK after my IBs. I have been in discussions with alumni and educators and they have varying opinions on my science subject. As of right now I am doing Maths AA, Art and Sports Science for my Standard Levels. Should I consider switching my Sports Science for a more 'accepted' and 'popular' science such as biology or chemistry, or shall I continue to study Sports science, which I believe I will achieve a higher IB score in? TL;DR: Should I (read: Do Unis) prioritise Subject Choices or IB Score?
  2. Hi, My school is offering Astrophysics, but I am really considering Imaging. Is imaging suggested or how easy is it?
  3. Right now, I'm in English LangLit HL and have the option to drop it to SL cuz I already have 3 other HL subjects. However, the sole reason why I'm hesitating is because of the more time we get during exams. I feel as if the extra hour lets me write MUCH MORE and go more in depth in my analysis that I would be able to in SL. What do you guys think?
  4. AnyaMay_

    Song choices

    For my MLI, is it okay if I pick songs that are from Italy and Russia, or are they too close to each other? Thanks.
  5. Hey, everyone, I'm a bit new to the forum so sorry if the post might be a bit complicated/unclear. I have a question supposed to get simple and nice/easy however it gets complicated sadly, about my IB choices... So first of all, I think I'm a really good student this year (I like to think), so my grades are decent (mostly As). The thing is, I'm really not sure of what I would like to do in the future, and this is causing problems in terms of choices for my IB subjects. The topics in which I am the most interested in general (after high school, as a potential degree or something) would be the following: Psychology, Business Management, Biology, Economics, Engineering. For the moment, in terms of my choices for the IB, I still have 9 subject choices open and need to cut down the options to 6!! Here are my options still left/which I think I'll take: French A Lang. & Lit SL English A Lit. SL Physics/Chemistry/Biology HL Economics/Psych/Business HL Mathematics HL Taking an extra subject (probs HL), no arts, so it would be an extra from the choices above. My school told me they would authorize me to take 4 HLs if needed at the beginning of the school year and then drop one if I want to, or not, depending on how I would feel about it. Sorry for the post being so long, but thanks for the help!! thanks for answering!! and thanks for reading!!
  6. 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...
  7. Hi, could your rate my subject selection? I'm thinking of taking: Business and Management HL Psychology HL English B HL Polish Lang Lit SL Biology SL Mathematics SL Is my subject choice open to careers, please let me know.
  8. niklasxiii

    German IOP

    I'm having my IOP's in German soon. We looked at the Books Jakob der Lügner, Homo Faber and Das Parfüm. We also watched the films. Generally speaking does any of you have any recommendation what to do if we have to analyze and compare two works? What specific aspect would you look at?
  9. Hello, I have finished Grade 10 and will embark upon my IBDP journey starting this August. Quite a few people seemed to be concerned with the difficulty of my course selection. I have chosen the subjects below: Mathematics HL Physics HL English Language and Literature (A2) HL Chemistry SL Business and Management SL Chinese B SL I want to pursue Computer Science in university, hence is why I think Math HL is a must, and I also think that Physics HL would be useful. I am very fluent in Chinese and B SL would not be a problem. What concerns me is Math HL and Physics HL; I enjoy Math and Physics a lot, but I am not necessarily 'good' at Physics. Could anyone give advice on my choices? Help would be appreciated
  10. Hi, I'd doing my second year(10th Grade) of IGCSE, and next year I will be taking the IB. I am strong in all of the 3 sciences that will be offered at our school, but I can't decide which two to take at HL. Right now I am definitely taking; HL: Maths, Literature, (two sciences) SL: Geography, Language B German For my 'final' decision, I put both physics and biology. This is not final, but I need to change it soon if I would want to. The reason I chose these two is because the physics teachers at our school will guaranteed good ones, however, that will not mean that they are any easier. Can anyone give any advice to choosing sciences that will allow for me to have a lot of options, because I have no idea what I want to study.
  11. Hello, nice to meet you; I'm very new here, so please forgive me if I'm a little weird/rough around the edges lol. However, the main thing is that right now I'm quite conflicted. I'm a British student currenty in Year 11, going to an IB sixth form in 2017, and I have had a massive dilemma for the last few months. I want to do Computer Science at university, or at least a STEM subject to be broader, and my current choices are: SL Literature and Performance (as I like creativity, and Drama appeals to me more than normal English) HL Maths (daunting, I know, but for where I want to go I'm willing to take it on) HL Physics (to keep my options open rather than taking Computer Science, which would be a one-way route) A SL Humanity that I haven't decided yet as I hate them all I can't decide between them just yet. However, for my Language B and Group 6, I have 3 subjects I want to do, but only 2 spaces open to take them: German, which I've taken for 4-5 years now and have LOVED; Music, which I'm 'naturally gifted' for and have done all my life; and Japanese, a language that I'm absolutely fascinated in and have always loved, to the extent where I have tried studying some alone, despite not learning the language in school. The TL;DR of this text is that I can only choose 3 of the following combinations; HL German and SL Music, HL German and AI Japanese OR AI Japanese and HL Music, and I'm not sure which one would be the best in terms of enjoyment, doability and point-getting. There are points for and against each subject, which makes the overall decision process much harder. German is something I know I love and do well in, but I'm not too confident in getting a 7 at HL due to a low turnout of 7s in HL Language B in IB schools throughout my area. Furthermore, I've heard that many Germans speak fluent English, making the need for fluent German pretty unnecessary. Music is something I find relaxing and natural, but I've only been doing my grades for a year or two now (I'm Grade 4 piano right now, learning Grade 5), so the performance part of the syllabus is quite hard/scary for me (though I still believe getting a 7 in HL Music to be slightly easier than getting a 7 in HL German) and I can continue doing my grades without taking IB music lessons, meaning I won't close any doors by not taking it. Japanese is a subject I've wanted to take my entire life* and have made an effort to teach myself, which I find fun and interesting though I don't have the self-discipline to sustain self-study lmao. I already know hiragana, katakana and some very basic kanji from my time in Japan, so learning it shouldn't be impossible, but the problem is that I've never actually taken Japanese, hence the choice only being Ab Initio. I think I prefer Japanese, but should I really place it over Music and German, which I know how to do and know I love, on the hope that I'd like Japanese more than them? Honestly, I know that none of these subjects are particularly useful for my career path, but I LOVE creativity through logic, which is what attracts me to Computer Science, composition in Music and languages in general, meaning that I feel like I'll make the IB draining, boring or too stressful if I don't make the right choices. I've thought about this dilemma for ages and have made many past conclusions, but for some reason I can never seem to stick to an idea once I believe in it and always find myself back at square one. Please help me; I've been stressing about this so much, especially with my GCSEs still getting closer! (P.S. If it means anything again, I used to be conflicted between German, French and Music, but from everyone I asked in my school, people were overwhelming for Music and German. I've never asked about Japanese however, due to it only recently becoming a possible option, and Japanese and French are worlds different, so I'm not sure if this holds any value lol) * = (Not important but kind of a backstory, but I've originally always wanted to learn French and Japanese since I was little. When I first got into my secondary school however, I was placed into doing German without choice, as a compulsory GCSE choice for my form and I, which sucked at the time until I realised how much I enjoyed it lol. I was given a choice for my second language in Year 8 though, which I placed down as Japanese, but as there were insufficient numbers of pupils, Japanese as a class was cancelled and so I was placed in French, which saddened me A LOT back then. I've disliked and confused myself with French for as long as I can remember, but I've tried as hard as I could regardless because I thought it was an undeniably useful language in the working world. Now, I finally have the chance to take Japanese once more, but at the price of dropping German for it, which is a VERY hard choice to make...)
  12. Hello everyone, This is my first post. I am currently doing my IGCSE's (Year 10), in them I take Co-ordinated sciences (double awrd.) History, French (mistakes were made), Drama, Mathematics and both Language and Literature for English and Spanish. I am taking the extended course in all subjects that allow it. My school stopped offering A levels some years ago, and we now do the Dip. Programme. I start next year and these are the subjects I am thinking of choosing: English Literature HL Spanish Literature HL History HL Anthropology SL Physics SL Mathematics SL I wanted your opinion on these: are they too hard? Is it too much? I would love to apply to Cambridge to do Law in the future; so I did try to choose the more essay based subjects, and steer away from B&M, ICTGS, and Theatre, etc. But my favourite subject is History anyway and after looking at the syllabus and asking around I prefered the literature courses anyway compared to the Language and Literature. Thanks for your help. P.S: I also do my national high school diploma, it is not impossibly hard, and the syllabi are fairly matched up so you do not actually end up doing two systems, but not all courses have a "pair". So for example spanish is both IB & CCH (national high school) but History of Mexico is only CCH. So I am going to have a slightly higher workload regardless of choices anyway.
  13. Hi all! I'm starting the IB next year and I need a little help choosing my subjects. For now, I have chosen HL English, History, and Lithuanian language. My SLs are Math Studies, Psychology, and Science. But I'm thinking about switching from Math St to Math SL even though I'm obviously going to buuuurn even in the SL Math classes. I'm really bad at math and honestly have no intention of doing anything math based in the future, because I want to go the law school (and as for studying law, I can get away with whatever the bare minimum of math study necessary to get my pre-law education over with is - in this case, Math Studies. Lol I think that's one of the reasons law school is such a popular area of study that it is one of a few professional/graduate fields of study where a math-phobic (aka me) candidate can completely avoid any exposure to mathematics after high school graduation :D) But the thing is, I'm also thinking about studying political science or international relations. I did my research and found out that for a mere bachelor's degree, I'd have to take, at a minimum, whatever math is required (at last the general requirements my college/uni requires for the degree, plus any math required to complete the major in political sience). So what do you guys think? What should I do? And what do you guys think about the whole schedule in general?
  14. Hi guys I'm about to start my DP at an international school in Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic. I'm pretty firm on my major choice and that is Business (or Business Management/Management) . These are the subjects which are offered at the school: Group 1 - English Literature, English Language and Literature and the option of choosing a self taught language (if approved) Group 2 - English B, Spanish, German and French (students have the option of choosing ab initio for the last three) Group 3 - Economics, Psychology and History Group 4 - Physics, Chemistry, Biology and ESS Group 5 - Maths and Math Studies Group 6 - Visual Arts I wanted to choose English Language and Literature (although I'm not a native speaker), Economics and Psychology at HL and Maths, Chemistry and Spanish or German ab initio at SL. Nevertheless, I have some questions: - Should I take Spanish or German considering I might be going to unis in German speaking countries? I have a pretty good understanding of Spanish but I didn't take any classes (I was considering taking Spanish B too). German would be much more useful but I don't like it at all. - Is this a good subject choice considering my wish to study Business at uni level? - Is ab initio regarded bad by unis? - Are these classes too hard? I don't want to have an unmanageable work load. I would appreciate it if you could take the time and answer my questions or give me any advice if you should have it. Thank you in advance
  15. Hi, I at the stage of choosing my IB subjects. I want to apply for chemical engineering course after I graduate from high school and I know that the best combination of subjects would be Math HL, Chemistry HL and Physics HL. However, my school requires me to take English B HL and taking 4 HL subjects is just out of question so I decided to take Math and Chem, as they are required by most of the universities. I have always thought I would take Physics SL as my 6th subject, but now I am considering Biology SL, as it seems that universities don't care about SL subjects anyway. I'm really interested in Physics and I'm good at Math so that would not be a problem. Also I usually don't have any difficulties in understanding Physics. However, I did struggle with a few more difficult topics in the past and in Physics SL we will probably cover much more advanced topics. Also some of the tests I've had so far didn't go so well (by 'not so well' I mean 70%, and by 'some' I mean about 3 out of 20). All in all, my point is that I'm not sure if I'm good enough and I'm afraid I'll end up with a 6 or a 5. As for Biology, I never liked it, it's just too much memorization and not very interesting. However, some of the options in IB actually seem moderately interesting (like Neurobiology or Evolution) and I think I can make it through the Biology SL course, make myself memorize all this stuff, even the boring part, and have a guaranteed 7 points, since it's really easy. My question is what do I do? Do universities look at your SL subjects when you apply for chem eng or any course? Will it matter to them which of these subjects I take, even though they are not officially required? Do I need the Physics SL knowledge to get through a chemical engineering course? I'm thinking about taking Biology and learning Physics on my own, so that I have more points on my final exam and still gain some knowledge in Physics, but I know that IB is very demanding and there is always a risk that I won't find the time for a 7th subject, What do you think about this solution?
  16. Hey guys, the subjects I have chosen so far (I'm starting the DP in August) are: HL German Literature HL Biology HL Economics SL English Language & Literature SL Mathematics Originally, my plan was to take French B SL as my sixth subject, since I am an absolute language person, but this is no longer offered as not enough people have elected it. Now, I am not sure what to pick. The possibilities are: -Drama -Spanish B -Geography -Chemistry I really cannot decide! Right now, I've opted for geography because I've heard from multiple sources that it is fairly easy, although I am not actually interested in it at all. I don't believe that drama would suit me, because, judging from my own experience, it is an immense amount of work and can also be quite tedious. I'm not sure if I would manage Spanish B, as I only had it for years 8 and 9 and I don't know whether I could catch up to the required level, although I do like languages a lot! Lastly, I'm simply scared of chemistry, although from what I've heard there's not a lot of memorising you have to do. What would you guys recommend? And also, what do you think of my subject choices in general? Would you say that it's fairly well-rounded, considering I don't really know what to do yet? Thank you so much!
  17. Hello, I will be starting my first year of the IB in January, and I'm not 100% sure about my subject choices. You see, I want to study medicine after the IB so I'm thinking of choosing Biology HL, Chemistry HL and Language and Literature HL. I'm pretty sure about Biology and Chemistry, but i'm doubtful about about the last one. On the first group I can choose between: -Literature in Spanish -Literature in English -Literature and Language in Spanish -Literature and Language in English So my question is, what do you do in Literature and Language? And should i choose it or just stick with Literature in English? As you can probably tell I'm pretty nervous! So any help is welcome. Thank you in advance!
  18. So I wish to take two subjects in the Arts (Theatre and Film) but apparently I can't take two arts subjects? Also, do I need to do examinations for either of these subjects? Apparently I don't for Theatre but I'm not sure for film. Also, I will be doing the Film course online. I am asking because I am planning on moving to a new school next year for my second year of IB, and the school told me that my subjects will be quite difficult to catch up (Physics HL, chem SL, bio HL, english HL and spanish SL, maths SL) BUT possible if I am willing to put in a lot more work! However... -English we are doing different books so I will just need to suck it up and study theirs. -Maths is maths whatever school I go to. I have the textbook so I am all good. -I love biology so there is no way, no matter if they have studied everything that I haven't already, I am not dropping it. -I know another european language so spanish is not that hard for me so I'll be okay. CHEM AND PHYSICS THOUGH. I have no idea what was going through my head when I chose them! I never liked either and I just thought that maybe I will want a shot to go to medical school. WHYYYYY I suck so bad at them and I hate them so much that I literally have no motivation. So, is it possible to swap subjects after my first year? I literally am the biggest theatre geek out and at my previous school I was part of every film club out and have studied the history and stuff about angles and all that, so I will try SO HARD if I am able to do film and theatre. I love them so much, I have no clue why I didn't take them. Silly me. I just thought they wouldn't get me anywhere but honestly I just wish I stuck to what I loved Anyways, is it okay to swap two subjects if the original two I suck at, and the next two I love and will literally quit sleep to catch up and do??? (I'm like serious, I take like four different drama classes a week, theatre is my baby). I am pretty ahead in Bio so I am fully serious when I say that I will study the crap out of dat Bio textbook and do my exams in May if I have to (in the country I am in, the exams are in november). Like, for reals. Then I'd have more time for my film and theatre catch up as I wouldn't have any more Bio to do. And my other question is, can I take two arts subjects? I will literally cry and beg and beg and beg if there is any slight chance that I can. Thank you!
  19. Hey guys, Here are the subjects I plan to take: English Lit. SL Mandarin SL Economics HL/SL Physics HL/SL Math HL/SL Comp. Sci. HL So my problem is in choosing what subjects I should take for HL. I'm not really sure what I plan on taking for uni but it's either going to be in computers/engineering or economics/finance. So among Econ, Physics, and Math, which two should I take as HL and which one should I just take as SL? Thanks!
  20. Hi, I'm on the verge of finishing my tenth. Now I'm gonna take IB so imquite confused which subject should I choose from sciences group. I don't like any science subject and that's the biggest problem.but I wanna do well at the end so what I need to know is which sciences is easiest in terms of getting a 7. I'm gonna take Sl and I don't want my career to be in science field. So any suggestions which subject I should choose? Thanks in advance☺
  21. Good afternoon people of IB survival, you have saved me before and now I need your assistance again. As I am a procrastinator, like most people who frequent IB survival, I have left one more thing for the last night. I have been asked to choose my Maths SL exploration question and must deliver it tomorrow. I want something football related and using IB Maths resources I have come up with: Does sacking a manager improve results?Do Premier League wages predict league positions?Now, which one do you think will be easier to write more on? Which one will be easier to find information on? and What type of maths do you reckon will I have to do for both? (Calculus, Trig, statistics). Thank you for reading and I will be very grateful for any help possible. Also available for other suggestions on easier explorations. Thank you very much, 24JoseFerreira
  22. Short intro: 10th grader, planning on doing HL: Math, Physics, English A Course ; SL: German A LangLit, Economics, Chemistry My question: What exactly is the difference between the 'Literature' and the 'Language and Literature' courses? (Especially in English A). I understood that the 'Literature' course is very literature focused (and analysing, etc.) but then what exactly do you do in the language and literature course? I looked at the each syllabus but still did not quite understand what exactly the difference is... Thanks for replies
  23. I really confused to choose my last SL subject. Since now I'm think to choose math, bio, economic for SL. However, i think econ is not that important to learn. What should i do? Should i change it into another subject, likewise, history? Please help me!! I solely left one day to give this decision. Thanks
  24. Hi everyone! I've decided I want to do IB and my new school offers some main subjects. Could you help me select what is best to get into a university for a double major of Hospitality and Psychology? Even though my first language is Vietnamese, I do not enjoy it. I can read books like Jane Eyre and The Catcher in the Rye so I'm thinking of English Literature HL. Do you think I have the ability to study it? I've always loved French but know so little of it so I'm going to pick French Ab Initio. Business and Management HL, good? What is the main difference between Economics and Business anyway? I think what works best for a Psychology degree is Biology, and I enjoy it most out of the three sciences. So HL? I'm not very good at Maths and I'm not passionate about it either, so I don't know if I should choose Maths Studies or Mathematics SL... Any advice? I'm not the biggest fan of visual art but when I'm inspired, I can make really good art. But I don't know if that's enough for a SL in Art and Design... About choosing either Art and Design or the other subjects, I'm not sure that I have to pick a subject from group 3 or 4 or to pick a subject from group 3 AND a subject from group 4 but I'll email the school about this. Your help would be really appreciated
  25. Hey ! So I'm in 10th grade and I need to choose another subject from group 3 to replace art because I hate it. My decisions would go to Economics or Business And Management, but the problem is I can't choose. I'm in the co-curricular Business class already but it is completely different because we are just running a school store we opened. My major role in the class is basically taking care of the money, because i'm experienced with that, so everything about finance of the store. I love it, but still i don't know what to choose, i love finance, marketing, management, everything related to profit marge. So can anyone help me please ?!
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