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    Hey. I'm about to start the IB this September and I've really got no one to tell me what I should actually be aiming for without expecting too much of myself. I'm unsure about what to take yet but it should look something like this:

    Maths/French HL
    Geography HL
    A science (unsure which one) HL

    English Lit. SL
    French/Maths SL
    A science SL

    Please don't tell me HL Maths is hard - I'm aware.
    Keeping in mind I joined the English education system without knowing the language at the end of year 7, here's what I'm aiming for at GCSE:

    Maths - A*
    French - A*
    Geography - A*
    Physics - A/A*
    Chemistry - B(finished)
    Biology - B(finished)
    English Lit. - B(finished)

    Lastly, let me just explain how the hell I got B's in Bio and Chem:
    In year 9, I spoke very little English and still somehow got a very high B - I don't think that's something to be ashamed of
    In year 10, my teacher put me forward fo C3 higher in Chem, and I went into it without thinking. The stumbling block wasn't my mathematic ability, it was that I didn't turn up to all C3 higher sessions that took place outside the school day. I then not only screwed up C3, but also C1 and 2 - I only got As in those. I'm not letting the same happen this year.

    I'm not sure about what to do at uni.

    Thank you so much for your help people!!
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    You should look at university courses you are curious about in advance and see what subjects and grades they require. Then aim to fulfill those requirements. My two cents ~
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    I would say aim for 38-40 with at least 6,6,6 in HL. However, it's hard to say, some people get on better with the IB some worse, you'll see for yourself what you're capable of
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    Always aim for 40+.
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    45 or gitfo kid
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    Never aim for lower than 35 (an excellent score in the IB). If you want to go to a very good university, then you really do need to aim for 35+! Try getting at least 17 points in the HL subjects as well
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    (Original post by minä)
    You should look at university courses you are curious about in advance and see what subjects and grades they require. Then aim to fulfill those requirements. My two cents ~
    A thoughtful suggestion, but I dont know what ill go on to do at uni. Not even along what lines.
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    Yes, you should do that. It clearly depends on what you want to study. However, in general, anything between 35 and 45 is great and will guarantee a place at an excellent uni.
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    I think that if I end up taking maths hl my chances of getting close to a 777 for highers might be little lower........is that a problem even though universities know that ib maths is hard (a 4 is the same as an A at a-level!!!! )? In other words, would, say, a 38 with hl maths be the same as a 40 with, say, hl biology? cos it's just so much harder to get a high mark in maths

    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Document...TMAT-Paper.pdf
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    40+ with 666 or 667 is a very good score. It will suffice for nearly all unis. After that, it depends on your application and interviews.
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    40 plus with good grades at higher level too.
 
 
 

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