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  1. Hi! I would like to study Criminal Justice, Criminology or Forensic Science Technology in my later studies, do you have any suggestions on what subjects should I pick?? I'm thinking of English HL, Finnish HL, Math studies, Psychology either HL or SL, Chemistry or Biology SL and Economics or Visual Arts HL or SL (I really like arts so that's why) Are these okay? Would I get anywhere with these? Also which would be more convenient biology or chemistry? Thank you so so much to anyone who answers!!
  2. hey, (English is not my first language so excuse the poor grammar, but I'm sure most people would get what I'm saying here) So I think I am in trouble. I've tried for the past 5 months to solve and understand this issue. Let me tell you the whole story right from the beginning, so I enrolled into IB this year with only two GCSEs in my hand both of which I managed to screw up, D in business and B in math. Now I know I may seem stupid with those grades but I've never cared of school and studies till now and these past 5 months I've been completely reformed. I was forced to be in MATH STUDIES, but I knew I what I wanted to do in the future and that was to be an engineer. So I worked my ass off and got to HIGHER LEVEL MATH through self-studying their topics by myself and taking their monthly tests and ****ing proved the school I wasn't a donkey. After all that, I was happy I got in and satisfied with myself ( this could be an inspirational story to those who think they're dumb just cuz they did badly in one test), but my troubles didn't end there. After some surfing on uni applications for engineering, they all seem to require Math HL and PHYSICS HL!! Ok look I love physics I wish I could do HL but I'm just too far into the school year for them to accept me to join that class. I'm in physics SL btw so there might be a chance they'll accept me? I don't know tbh and its really bugging me. I looked at the difference between HL and SL physics and there is are 4 topics apart. Like srsly I don't get accepted due to not studying 4 chapters? Ok so I've heard of foundation year, but that's a total waste of my time for not doing 4 topics of physics! I'm however prepared for it if there is no option. Also this new school I'm in looks at my GCSE grades and uses them to place me in the right classes, like **** off, Math studies to Math Higher level. Anyways I came to this site for help from people and to see if anyone is in a similar situation as I am. So if u guys have any advice for me and stuff pls do say I really need to solve this issue quickly.
  3. Hi, I'm on the fence about a few of my IB courses. I want to major in Psychology and attend an Ivy League Law school after I graduate. I wanted to do History but our school, unfortunately, doesn't offer it. I'm currently in grade 10 Chemistry and have an A-plus; moreover, I'll be doing grade 10 Biology next semester. Apart from the fact that I like Biology, I believe that taking that course will make me appear to be a more well-rounded student who is good at both sciences and social sciences. I've never taken Psychology or Business classes before; however, I'm interested in them, especially Psychology. Option 1: HL: English, Psychology, Biology SL: French, Math, Business and Management Option 2: HL: English, Psychology, Business and Management SL: French, Math, Environmental Systems and Societies Option 3: HL: English, Psychology, Business and Management SL: French, Math, Biology
  4. I'm going to be switching to IB and I wanted to know which subjects I should take as SL and which as HL, I want to pursue Biotechnology in the future. English Spanish ab initio Economics Biology HL Chemistry Math SL Also I haven't switched yet, I am still in another board. So I have catch up, though I'm a completely stranger to most of the subjects. Any tips??
  5. Hey guys! I’m currently in grade 10 about to apply for IB. I aim to be a medical/law? student and these are the subjects I have chosen so far: English (A) - HL Mando (B) - HL Chem - HL Bio - SL (my school doesn’t allow 2 science HLs) Maths - HL Im unsure of what I should choose for my group 3 subject, my school only offers history in HL so I can’t take it. What would you recommend? Thanks
  6. Hi, I am 10th grade student currently in American British Academy school Oman. I have somewhat picked my DP subjects already but I wanted to ask you guys which ones are the hardest and easiest. Also I don't have any experience and prior knowledge with Geo. Will prior knowledge be needed to take HL? Is it difficult without prior Knowledge? How will I mostly be assessed? ( Projects, Tests, Presentations, All?) HL Geo HL Econ or Buissness HL Physics SL Math SL Eng Lang Lit SL French TOK
  7. Hey future ib colleagues, I’m the next victim of IB! Its that time in my life where I actually have to think about what I want to be in life. I HAVE NO IDEA. Teachers are commanding (I’m over exaggerating a bit) subject choices for IB. I chose subjects that interested me other than actually dying and trying to figure out what career I want. Here it is: Higher level: Chemistry Arabic Psychology Standard level: Math English Physics can people who took these topics give me advice? Also what career can I get out of these choices??? Help!!!!
  8. So I'm starting grade 11 in January and I'm starting to have really bad anxiety. I've seen seniors in my school do IB, and the amount that they study really scares me. I don't know if I'm making it out to be worse than it actually is, but I'm really scared and don't know what to do. My subjects are: HL theatre HL Language and Literature HL Social and Cultural Anthropology SL Biology SL Math Studies SL Ab-initio Mandarin Does anyone have any advice/idea about these subjects and how hard/easy they are? Anything I can do to prepare in advance? Thanks!
  9. Hi! I have a problem... I'm a junior and I just started IB in August and now its September and I am kind of regretting my decisions. I am currently taking: HL Math HL Chem HL Bio SL Korean SL ESS SL Lang & Lit Currently, I am getting all 6s for my SLs but My HL grades are nearly failing and I am not very much satisfied. I always sleep late (like 3 am - 2 hours of sleep most of the time) because of work (I know I just started IB) and I don't think I can keep up with this until next year. My mom said I should drop all my HLs to SLs and do IB certificate instead of Diploma. I told my friends about this and they freaked out and told me that I should just do Diploma. Honestly, I feel like it would be awesome if I drop my HLs to SLs because I absolutely hate Chem HL. I'm okay with Math and I love Bio tho...but because I have the 3 most rigorous subjects, I can't focus on my SLs and my Bio HL and so my grades are not good...and my health is deteriorating (getting sick every 3 weeks even if I take vitamins) What should I do? Btw the university I want to go to is Korea (SKY) but they don't have much information about the requirements for IB. And I think they care more about the grades...If anyone knows the requirements...of whether grades is much important than which subjects or program I take...please tell me... Thanks, I hope you help me with this before it's too late.
  10. Hey everyone! I will be doing IBDP next year, and I have chosen PPE as my future course in the university. However, I am not sure about my IB subjects. I have a list of my choices : Azerbaijani A (my first language) SL English B SL/HL Maths HL Biology or ESS SL (not sure about it because i dont need neither of them, i just want to get the easiest one) which one should I choose? Economics HL Global Politics or Geo or History HL/SL ( I am not sure about this one either because people recommend me each and every of them, I think global politics would me more useful but I’m not sure) which one would be more useful?
  11. Hi! I'm a Polish student currently doing pre-dp. Recently I've started thinking about my subject selection. I'm thinking about studying medicine (still don't know if in Poland, where higher education is free or abroad - if you know anything about obtaining scholarships for medical schools in Europe and/or Australia after IB go ahead and tell me), so naturally I will be taking: Bio HL Chem HL Math SL (or should I do Math Studies if I'm less than good at normal math program?) English B HL (heard it's an easy subject and great to kinda balance out Chem and Bio HL) Polish SL But I have a problem with choosing my humanities subject. I want to go easy on myself and choose the easiest possible subject from this group (not a lot of (from worst to best) 1)writing, 2)reading or 3)memorizing), what would you choose from these: Geo SL (heard from graduate who is now studying at Oxford that this one is easy) Economy SL (same as before but what stops me is my hate from math. Is there a lot math here?) Psychology SL (heard it's not easy at all but it sounds interesting) History SL (the hardest but on the other hand i do like history) Global Politics Let me hear your thoughts!
  12. Hello again, I have already created a post about my subject choices to study law about a week ago, however I was wondering whether these following subject choices would also be alright. HL: English A Language and Literature, German A Language and Literature, History SL: Spanish B, Biology, Maths SL OR: HL: English A Language and Literature, History, Biology SL: Spanish B, Maths SL, German A Language and Literature This second option would only be for the unlikely event, in which I would want to study in Germany, so I really prefer the first option and it would be great if you could give some feedback on this FIRST option I have 3 languages in these choices because languages are one of my main strengths and also our school seems to get consistently good scores in Spanish B (in 7 years nobody got less than a 6 ). I am probably looking into studying International Law or Commercial Law. Thanks in Advance
  13. Hi guys! I would love to know what you think about my IB subject choices. I started the IB programme one month ago, so I still have same time to change my mind. Right now I am studying: English A, French B, Mathematics & Geography - HL Polish A, Biology - SL Could you please tell what you think about this set? What courses could I take at the university level? Personally I have thought about economics, finances, law or something connected with french language. I will be extremely grateful for your help Have a nice day! xxx
  14. Hello everyone, I'm trying to decide between two IB schools based on the subjects they offer and I wanted to ask for your opinion. The two possible subject combinations are: Finnish A HL English B HL, Swedish B SL Economics HL ESS SL Math SL and Finnish A SL English B HL Economics HL, Global Politics HL Biology SL Math SL I'd really like to study both Global Politics and ESS, but that isn't possible in Finland (although I could always try applying to schools in Sweden). I'm not all that interested in sciences which is why I would like to take ESS and I find Global Politics interesting. I've also heard that History is a good subject for law school, but I'm not particularly interested in it. What are your thoughts?
  15. Hi guys! So I just joined IBSurvival this morning, so relieved to find an IB community helping one another. I'm a Malaysian student finishing my final high school year in November, but as I'm planning to apply to universities in the U.S., I'm going to take the IB Diploma in Australia next year as my Malaysian high school qualification isn't internationally recognized. A bit about myself: I'm aspiring to be an actress, artist and/or a model, but I understand that it's really tough to make a living out of these jobs. So, my backup plan is to maybe become a journalist, social worker or archaeologist. I'm not entirely sure yet what I will major in in university, but I'm interested in studying Sociology, Journalism, Drama, Studio Art, Archaeology or Anthropology. My parents told me that if I'm going to study fine arts, I'd have to major in business too, though. Except I have 0 interest in business... I'll worry about that in the future Do you guys think you can help me decide which subjects I could take for the IB Diploma to prepare myself for the Uni courses I just mentioned? Currently, here's what I have in mind: 1. English Language and Literature HL 2. Spanish/French ab initio or Chinese B (I'm Chinese and I can speak Chinese, but I'm not the best at writing and reading) 3 & 4. Environmental Systems and Socieites 5. Mathematics SL 6. Visual Arts HL Additional subject: Theatre HL or if possible, Psychology HL or Social and Cultural Anthropology HL (??? Read below) I wanted to study Psychology, as it has some elements of Sociology in it, but I'm not interested in studying any other Science subject so I have to opt for Environmental Systems and Societies, which allows me to pick another subject from the other subject groups, which is why I picked Theatre. But I'd really love to study Psychology. Please tell me I'm wrong and that I can actually pick another subject from Group 3 for the additional subject. Also, will taking Theatre help me develop my acting skills more than just taking regular external classes? Thank you for reading everyone! Hope you have a great day
  16. Hi guys, Basically I've just started DP 1 (it's my first week) and I decided to change my subjects up a bit, therefore I have chosen the following subjects: HL English French History SL Maths ESS Physics I'm not weak in Maths thus the SL and furthermore, I didn't choose a second humanity (despite the fact that I am hoping to pursue a career in history) because I simply don't see how Business Management and Economics can help me out (and I hate Geography). So, I was just hoping for some feedback from you guys: do you think it's a a good subject combination?
  17. Hey, so I want to be an astrobiologist, and I'm a bit confused about subject selection. Here's a link to the subject page. I just want some light on what to consider. Any astrobiologists out there on here, i'd love some advice. Thank you.
  18. Which subject according to the overall experience is better? Both of business SL and ess fit my other choice of subjects (engineering is my track btw) I just need to hear other people's opinions about each. When it comes to the IAs, content, etc. so that I'll be aware of all of the aspects before finalizing any decision. YOUR REPLY WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
  19. i am currently living in Dubai and will start my first year in ib there however in the second year i will move to Egypt so i would like to know if it is possible to continue my second year of ib there with the same subjects ,and if not what are the subjects that i can take that are available there in Egypt .
  20. We're about to start choosing stuff for our EE at school and I literally have no clue! My subjects are: English A literature French B Economics Maths SL Biology Chem Any advice on how you wrote an EE for one of these subjects? Or advice on which ones to choose (or not to choose)? Any help would be so appreciated !!!
  21. Hi, In the next school year I will be a pre-IB student, but we already have to choose paths of subjects which we would like to stretch. My goal is to study something connected with journalism; as far as I'm concerned the best way is to study Media and Communications in LSE. So therefore I am asking you if you could check if my subjects are properly chosen. HL English A lit HL Economics HL VA SL Maths SL Design Technology SL History The path which I'll probably choose is Economics, Design Technology and Visual Arts Also, is it possible to have either history and economics? Thank you
  22. Hi everyone, I will go into my junior year in the coming school simester. My current IB selection is Econ HL, Psych, HL, Bio HL, and the rest at SL. What would be the best Ib combination if i am looking to do a degree in economics/ commerce for university in Canada or Australia. Also should I have physics hl instead of Biology Hl? If I want to maybe keep my options open for computer science? Some help in choosing my subjects would be highly appreciated.
  23. Hello everyone in the beginning, I would like to say that I am new to IB survival I am an myp graduate and I have some confusion about my subject choice for DP year 1 those are the subject that I am sure about taking them HL Economics HL Business management SL ESS - Environmental Systems and Societies SL French the thing that is confusing me is maths and English I can't take any of them as an HL subject. They are hard for me to score in theses two, as I come from a background where English is not my first language. please guide me in this I am really confused, I don't want to take wrong decisions.
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    I'm playing on doing law in college, and the subjects I plan on taking are English HL History HL Economics HL French B SL (anticipated) Math Studies Biology SL Are these subject good? Some people told me that it's better to do math SL. I suck at math but I don't want to loose an entry just because I took math studies. Please help me out.
  25. Hello people, I am new and kind of desperate...yesterday I got my achieved grades for March and I am kind of close to failing the IB right now. My problem is that changing a subject now after being almost done with the first year of IB is very difficult (not to say impossible). Another problem: 3 of my subjects I cannot change under any circumstances as it is a legal requirement for the school that I take them My grades were: German A (SL): 4 French A (SL): 4 Math SL: 2 Geography(HL): 4 Biology (HL): 5 Theater (HL): 5 Out of those, I HAVE to take German A, Math SL and Biology, there is no chance for changing anything. Theater I have a 5 because our teacher doesn't give good grades in the first year in general (because we would become lazy) and Biology I had a 6 the previous term, but I missed a lot of classes that's why it is a 5 now. As for Geography, I just joined the class mid-February (I had Anthropology before but changed) so I am confident that I could have a 6 by the end of the year. My main problem are my languages: German is my native language, and I am not too bad at it, but my teacher just hates me-my classmates also say that, basically my teacher has her favorites who always get good grades...that is so annoying because I can't do anything against it French is not my native language, and the only reason why I took it was that it was the only other language fitting into my timetable. And honestly, it is not the French that is too hard, I do understand everything, but I am horrible at analyzing (and if a language is not your native language it is very hard to simply bullsh*t about something). I am now thinking of changing to English A, even though that might mean having to change my other classes as well...because I think that I can't pass my IOC next month in French, it just seems impossible. I mean, my Director of Studies would probably rip my head off for that, but as I am close to failing the class he might consider the possibility for me to change. On the other hand, I have no clue how "hard" English A language and literature is...I would need to catch up on almost a year's work Any advice? Should I change to English A or stay in French A? - A very desperate and kind of helpless IB student-