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  1. Hi! So, I've just finished my first month of the IB programme. I am planning to apply to medicine in the UK. Theoretically, I have picked all of the subjects that are required (chemistry&biology HL). However, I am concerned about English even though I'm aware the choice between English A and B is not that important for universities (and there is nothing mentioned about in in entry requirements). Currently, I'm attending English B classes, but it is the last possibility to transfer this week. On the one hand, English B is more likely to provide me with a 7 on the exam + it would allow me to focus on biology and chemistry for medicine (as there is definitely less work) However, my tutor claims that English A would prepare me better for the interview and would make my language sound "native". I do like literature, but I dread that it would be too time-consuming and that writing and literature would continuously have a negative impact on my grades from bio and chemistry. The case is: which option should I choose to maximize my chances of applying to medicine with success? Is English A really that demanding and tough? Is it worth to risk my bio-chem grades in order to strengthen my language skills? Is choosing English A really crucial to do well on the interview or staying on English B is enough? Thank you for your opinions
  2. Is there any point in me applying to cambridge (or maybe oxford, but I would prefer cambridge) with my results as detailed below? Or are my grades just too low? Also which of these Uni's courses would I have best chance of getting into with my subject combo? Original IB grades: (Achieved May 3013, before retakes) HL English 6 HL physics 4 HL art 6 SL psychology 6 SL maths 4 SL Spanish ab initio 7 Core 0 Total 32/45 Final IB grades: (After retaking physics, maths and core in november 2013) HL English 6 HL physics 7 HL visual arts 6 SL maths 6 SL psychology 6 SL Spanish ab initio 7 Core 3 Total 41/45 (At GCSE I got 5 A*'s 2 A's and a B) So is it worth applying????
  3. Hey all, just a question on the significance of the entry requirements. I understand that they do need to be met I'm not talking drastic cases like applying to a 40 point university with 33 points.... It's mainly if they will still consider your application if you are a point or two under BUT have a good personal statement, work experience, LNAT as I'm going for law, etc. I'm predicted 37 but I didn't really try in the yr 12 mocks, plus the school messed up a couple of them by putting uncovered topics in them! Breakdown goes HL English 6/HL History 6/HL Philosophy 6/ SL Maths 6/ SL ESS 6/ Japanese SL 5. (+2 generic tok point.) I was one off a 7 in philosophy and they said they would predict up but they haven't. Maths was close too, as was Japanese, so these three in particular I'm looking to push up in these upcoming mocks. Plus I disagree with the tok prediction system, as I have a strong EE first draft close to an A, already have an A in ToK Presentation (yet to do essay) but they are unwilling to risk predicting 3 core points. So overall diploma I'm aiming for between 38-41 but as it stands I have 37 (but I'm leaning towards deciding to wait until after october mocks to see if i can improve a point or two.) Uni choices are: (and its a high risk set I know) KCL (39) ; Durham (38) ; Warwick (38) ; Southampton (36) ; Exeter (34/35) If I were to apply now with 37, is it assumed that those top 3 will instantly reject due to being just under? Or can it be swung with PS/LNAT etc? If it's that unlikely, I'll give it till after these mocks, and reconsider if I fail to up the grades. Thanks!
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