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Hi,

I want to study undergraduate medicine in Australia (preferably at Monash) and I've noticed that some courses don't require math SL. Whilst I'm probably capable of a achieving pretty well in math SL I'd rather take studies in order to maximise my IB score. I've heard from other people at my school that I could take a Queensland math B exam (I think in other Australian states it's called math methods) so that I can apply to the courses that actually require math SL and also match my competition in applying for the courses that don't, without damaging my IB score. 

Would this be a good idea or would it hurt my chances of getting in? 

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So here's the thing. if you don't do math SL you won't get your IB diploma. You'll get certificates. I'm not sure if unis would accept that. I reckon your best bet would be to stick with math sl and work hard on it.

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11 hours ago, King112 said:

So here's the thing. if you don't do math SL you won't get your IB diploma. You'll get certificates. I'm not sure if unis would accept that. I reckon your best bet would be to stick with math sl and work hard on it.

Wait what?? According to who? My school has never mentioned that.

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5 hours ago, King112 said:

https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/become-an-ib-school/dp-general-regulations-en.pdf Page 6 onwards details what you need to get the diploma.

I don't think you can take the Queensland exam in place of the Math HL/SL exam.

I think what @asdfghjkl45 meant is to use Math B to apply as an in-state student as opposed to apply with IB score. It's like how in the US some people take AP courses in addition to IB.

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8 hours ago, kw0573 said:

I think what @asdfghjkl45 meant is to use Math B to apply as an in-state student as opposed to apply with IB score. It's like how in the US some people take AP courses in addition to IB.

Ahhhhh
Well not sure how that'll work sorry. Thanks for clearing it up Kw

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On 11/3/2018 at 2:46 AM, kw0573 said:

I think what @asdfghjkl45 meant is to use Math B to apply as an in-state student as opposed to apply with IB score. It's like how in the US some people take AP courses in addition to IB.

I meant can I do math studies SL and still complete full IB and apply with my diploma score, but also take a Math B exam so that it can also be included in my university application.

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