Hello TSR peeps,
I just entered University, did IB previously and achieved fairly good results. Now that I'm in Uni, my choice of electives are no longer restricted within the tiny IB hexa-diagram. There are tons to choose, tons to learn. Part of me wants to stay in my comfort zone and simply ace the minimum no. of subjects that is required for my degree, and get a high GPA.
Yet part of me wants to take the hardest business electives (and as much as possible), to get exposed to as much knowledge as I can be offered and try to do my best in them, disregarding the likelihood of lowering my overall GPA.
What would you do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
High GPA or Hustle for Harder Courses Watch
- Thread Starter
- 20-01-2015 17:30
- 20-01-2015 17:40
In the UK, the most important aspect to future employers and postgrad study will be your final degree grade. Most graduate employment schemes will look for a 2:1 or First, and a 2:1 is the standard minimum requirement to continue to postgrad study. GPA isn't a system I'm used to, but there are online converters which will give you the equivalents.
The emphasis will be on the end result, not how you reached it. For better or worse, UK uni education is largely about ticking the big box at the end. No credit will be given for scoring lower but having covered a wider/better range of subjects.
Given all of that, in your shoes I'd go for safe subjects where I'd be sure of getting the highest possible percentages.