I want to study medicine in England but I'm not 100% sure if my parents would be able to afford to pay for me studying there for 6 years (I don´t live in England btw) so I'm not sure if I should do the A-levels since they only count for universities in England whereas an IB is accepted everywhere (I think). Honestly I would choose the IB but I heard how it is extremely time consuming and hard to get good grades since I´d have to take more subjects (apart from the TOK, CAS...), whereas in the A- levels I can choose just the subjects I need for medicine so it would be less of a workload and easier to get really good grades as I always have. The problem is I´m still afraid that if I end up not getting into medicine after A-levels I won´t have many choices that interest me due to the few subjects I take meanwhile after an IB I have more choices.
So I would also like to know if it is true or just a myth that universities value more the IB?
Also, for all the IB students out there, is it true that TOK is really boring and time consuming?
Should I still go?