Which IB school? I'm from Sweden as well, message me if you like!
(Original post by IBarn)
Hey guys! I'm new here, sorry if this is a misplaced thread.
I'm 15 (soon to be 16) years old and live in Sweden. In August, I'll be attending a well known IB school here. I'm very anxious and nervous and would love to hear what I have to expect for the next three years (pre-ib, IB1 and IB2).
My dream is to graduate with a score of 42-43, so I later can move to England and study medicine at Cambridge.
You're gonna have to take two languages; they changed the system this year so it's not A1 and A2 anymore like it was previously, not sure if that's good or bad for you though. I suggest you avoid the literature course in A1; I'd go with language all the way, although perhaps you enjoy analyzing literature - to each his own.
I don't know how good your English is, but either way you'll have one relatively ''easy'' subject in English B or Swedish B (unless you want to take French or Spanish or something else B, but why make your life harder than it has to be?), since you're probably above ''B'' level in both languages.
You can only take two sciences, unless you get special permission, but only two sciences are necessary for most courses - I'm not sure about Cambridge, but a friend of mine applied and is taking a physics course in the summer after he graduates; perhaps you could do that too.
I suggest chemistry and biology for medicine. And SL math - maybe you could get away with studies, I did, but I'm not sure what it's like for medicine. And then psychology as your 6th subject, if you wish I'd take psychology at SL and then take your B language at HL (along with your two sciences), since you'll probably get a 7 in it if you're at the average Swede's English/Swedish level
Last edited by Saelie; 11-05-2012 at 21:45.
At my school we're actually allowed to study three science subjects, instead of a subject from group three (history, psychology and something else)
Group 1 Language A: English A, Swedish A, Danish A, Self-taught A (SL)
Group 2 Language B: English B, Swedish B, French B, German B, Spanish B
Group 3 Individuals and Societies: Business and Management, Economics, History, Psychology
Group 4 Experimental Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies
Group 5 Mathematics: Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Mathematical Studies SL
Group 6 Electives: Film or Theatre or an additional subject from group 2, 3 or 4
One subject must be chosen from each of the groups shown above. For students wanting to study medicine or dentistry it is possible to study three sciences and leave out a group 3 subject.
Thanks for the replies, I feel a lot more secure now. English, Swedish, chem, physics, bio and math will probably be the combo I'll go for!
Also, don't worry! I have back-up plans if Cambridge doesn't go my way!
Last edited by IBarn; 13-05-2012 at 19:05.