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Hi guys. next year I'll be doing the IB program and as of now my subjects are:
HL- physics, chemistry, economics
SL-maths, english lit, french

I want to do chemical or aeronautical engineering. I feel like I have to do Maths HL and I'm quite capable of doing maths but I'm afraid of doing PCM as I heard people struggle a lot with PCM. Do universities accept SL for engineering too or do they only accept SL?? If so, what is your recommendation???
thanks guys

PS( I wrote the IGCSE international Mathematics 0607)
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(Original post by seon16)
Hi guys. next year I'll be doing the IB program and as of now my subjects are:
HL- physics, chemistry, economics
SL-maths, english lit, french

I want to do chemical or aeronautical engineering. I feel like I have to do Maths HL and I'm quite capable of doing maths but I'm afraid of doing PCM as I heard people struggle a lot with PCM. Do universities accept SL for engineering too or do they only accept SL?? If so, what is your recommendation???
thanks guys

PS( I wrote the IGCSE international Mathematics 0607)
I've done the IGCSE and achieved a B a mark or two away from an A and im currently doing IB.
Chemical engineering in the best universities does require a HL maths but im not sure about SL. However, keep in mind that it is challenging if you do not practice 24/7.
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(Original post by seon16)
Hi guys. next year I'll be doing the IB program and as of now my subjects are:
HL- physics, chemistry, economics
SL-maths, english lit, french

I want to do chemical or aeronautical engineering. I feel like I have to do Maths HL and I'm quite capable of doing maths but I'm afraid of doing PCM as I heard people struggle a lot with PCM. Do universities accept SL for engineering too or do they only accept SL?? If so, what is your recommendation???
thanks guys

PS( I wrote the IGCSE international Mathematics 0607)
It honestly depends on which country you want to go to university in. I know for a fact that Canada and America don't require HL maths for engineering. However, if intend on applying to British universities then HL maths is a must.
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Hey friend, I'm currently doing the IB and we are looking at the requirements needed. i go to a British school and for engineering (any type) almost all require HL. HOWEVER, a week ago 12 canadian universities came to my school and for engineering (any type) they do NOT accept maths studies so yeah. My advice is take HL if you can do it and always remember that it is all about practice.
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(Original post by seon16)
Hi guys. next year I'll be doing the IB program and as of now my subjects are:
HL- physics, chemistry, economics
SL-maths, english lit, french

I want to do chemical or aeronautical engineering. I feel like I have to do Maths HL and I'm quite capable of doing maths but I'm afraid of doing PCM as I heard people struggle a lot with PCM. Do universities accept SL for engineering too or do they only accept SL?? If so, what is your recommendation???
thanks guys

PS( I wrote the IGCSE international Mathematics 0607)
Uni are absolutely cool with SL Maths on anything that isn't Physics, Maths or Aeronautical Engineering, this is where I'm stuck. If you do HL, unless you're a mathematical genius, you'll be living, breathing and dreaming maths. It's possible but it need a hell of a lot. If you're interested in both maybe start at higher and if it gets too tough move to standard and see if you can still get into units with SL for Aeronautics otherwise just settle for Chem.
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You might be interested in this article that outlines how much harder IB higher maths is to A level maths.

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Document...esentation.pdf
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Document...TMAT-Paper.pdf


It states that a 5 in Maths HL is equivilent to an A at A level yet the universities typically require a 6 or even 7 for aeronautical engineering. My son does aeronautical engineering at uni. He did Maths HL and A level maths. He got a 4 at HL and an A at A level
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