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    Hi all,

    I just started IB diploma and one of my main problems is about choosing the subjects. I am currently taking Physics, Chemistry, Geography and Maths at higher level but i don't really plan to take all 4 HL and I need to decide by march which one to drop to standard level.
    I am not sure about what i am going to study in university but i am very interested in the two sciences (physics and chem) and i plan to enter a course that involves one or both of them. HOWEVER, i heard that maths HL is needed so that is why i am taking it. but i am not that great at it, and IB is all about how many overall points you get in the end. so i dont really know what to do.. help?
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    sometimes getting a good grade in physics can make up for no maths
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    If you are looking into studying physics/chemistry at university, then you should research if your preferred universities require you to take Math HL. I'm sure all the top universities in the UK would like you to have Math HL, especially for physics. But you never know, no university in Norway requires Math HL.

    If I were you I would make up my mind on what to study and drop geography/physics/chem accordingly.
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    I'm doing IB Higher Physics and doing Maths Studies... So it's not necessary to study Maths at HL to do a science. If you're not that great at Maths, taking it at Standard (rather than studies) is still perfectly acceptable. Most of the people in my physics class take Standard Maths and are better at Physics than the person who's doing higher maths!

    Having said that, I'm not continuing Physics or Maths beyond the IB... they both just tick boxes in my case
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    oooh yes. i need to choose where to go... that is the main problem. i was looking for subjects that would allow me to delay deciding on my future career, but i guess it doesnt work like that. haha
    oh well, i will look for some universities.
    and yea.. about that, i dont really need maths HL to do well in physics or chemistry, but im afraid that universities will require that for most of the science courses... that is why i am freaking out about this :P
    does anybody have any experience with my case?
 
 
 
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