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Hi, 

I have to decide my subjects in a few days and I am really confused with two of my subjects. It would be great if you could give your opinion / some advice

 

For my HL’s :

1. Math

2. Business Management 

3. Economics / Pyschology 

I have done economics for a year in grade 9 and I have mixed feelings about it. 

I have never done Pyschology before so I don’t what exactly it is but it seems interesting.

 

For my SL’s

1. English Lang and Lit

2. French B

3. Biology / Computer Science

I have done Biology in my MYP years and I used to do pretty well and my school teacher is good too. 

I have never done computer science however I feel it could help in the future as I want to pursue Business and Design (my school doesn’t offer Design Technology)

 

Thanks for your help!😊

 

 

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2 hours ago, ap762002 said:

Hi, 

I have to decide my subjects in a few days and I am really confused with two of my subjects. It would be great if you could give your opinion / some advice

 

For my HL’s :

1. Math

2. Business Management 

3. Economics / Pyschology 

I have done economics for a year in grade 9 and I have mixed feelings about it. 

I have never done Pyschology before so I don’t what exactly it is but it seems interesting.

 

For my SL’s

1. English Lang and Lit

2. French B

3. Biology / Computer Science

I have done Biology in my MYP years and I used to do pretty well and my school teacher is good too. 

I have never done computer science however I feel it could help in the future as I want to pursue Business and Design (my school doesn’t offer Design Technology)

 

Thanks for your help!😊

 

 

Hi, 

If you have mixed feelings about Economics, then why not give Psychology a chance? You might find it more enjoyable. I don't know your school's policy, but some schools let you change subjects within the first few weeks of school... So if that's the case of your school, I would advise trying out Psychology and if you don't like it switch to Economics.

Regarding your SLs, universities won't really ask you for Computer Science if you want to do Business and Design. Thus, it's not necessary for you to take it, as you will learn all the skills you need for that when you study your Business and Design course. You should choose the one you think you would enjoy the most and would perform better at. Having a good teacher is also very important, so that could be an advantage for Biology. But as I said, choose the one you will enjoy the most.

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My schools policy does allow us to change our subject within the first week however I have been told that economics will help me because I am doing business management. Will it make a difference in the future or should I be fine. Also business management is considered an easy subject so should that be fine.

 

Also thank you for the above advice

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9 hours ago, ap762002 said:

My schools policy does allow us to change our subject within the first week however I have been told that economics will help me because I am doing business management. Will it make a difference in the future or should I be fine. Also business management is considered an easy subject so should that be fine.

 

Also thank you for the above advice

Economics will help with Business and will give you a more complete picture of the business world. But don't think that if you do Econ and Business you will automatically score 6s or 7s. You don't need the other to perform well in one. Also, only microeconomics will be relevant to your Business course - macro will give you a better picture of where businesses operate, but it's not focused on business itself. But in comparison, Economics will be more useful than Psychology for your Business and Design degree. Still, it won't make such a big difference in the future, as there are several areas of business you can specialise in and which do not require any knowledge of economics.

I think IB Business is underrated. Everyone thinks it's easy, but it's not like everyone gets 7s or 6s. Like with all IB subjects, you have to put in work if you want to do well. The syllabus is very long so although the topics are intuitive, you have to work hard. In any case, you should totally do Business if you want to study a Business degree, as it lays out a great foundation for your future studies, so don't worry about the difficulty of subjects, just care about preparing yourself well for the future and doing what you like.

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