Should I take IB Maths HL - seriously confused! Watch
I've been performing very well in my current math class in grade 10 (advanced 2), and my maths teacher strongly recommended me for maths HL. However, I'm extremely scared as everyone who goes into Math HL finds it difficult. I'm willing to work very hard everyday but realistically, should I take Math HL? How hard is it to get a 5 in it?
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Or if you find harder to learn or cope with social subjects in group 1,2,3 that you don't want to take HL ( I am screwed with social subjects) then HL math is a less painful option.
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In terms of workload, it completely depends on how good you are at maths. Out of all my subjects, I definitely spent the largest part on maths in the long run, and it can take from 2 to maybe 5 hours per day, depending on your teacher and workload (and study habits).
I would start off in HL, and worst-case scenario, you drop down to SL and have to bump up another subject to HL instead. This is completely possible for most of your first year.
General tip: review, revise, study. It really helps to do continuous practice throughout the year (this goes for most subjects btw), for maths especially, because you need to be able to solve those questions. So do lots of actual IB questions when you can, and don't give up! You'll get the hang of it eventually, and it will work out. I loved HL maths. Good luck!