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    I'm in Grade 10 at the moment and we are deciding on our subjects.

    I am interested in studying at a university (for medicine) that requires all three sciences (chem, bio and physics). They also require chem and bio to be HL. My other subjects would be English, Math and French Ab. I would not like to take English or Math HL but Physics HL is really hard.

    I was thinking about doing this:

    Chemistry HL
    Biology HL
    Physics HL
    English SL
    Math SL
    French Ab SL

    (The IB has approved for me to take all three sciences instead of a social science.)

    So, my question is whether I should take these subjects or do a different combination?
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    If you really want to do that specific course then do it,
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    (Original post by phillipsone)
    I'm in Grade 10 at the moment and we are deciding on our subjects.

    I am interested in studying at a university (for medicine) that requires all three sciences (chem, bio and physics). They also require chem and bio to be HL. My other subjects would be English, Math and French Ab. I would not like to take English or Math HL but Physics HL is really hard.

    I was thinking about doing this:

    Chemistry HL
    Biology HL
    Physics HL
    English SL
    Math SL
    French Ab SL

    (The IB has approved for me to take all three sciences instead of a social science.)

    So, my question is whether I should take these subjects or do a different combination?
    I do this. I do the same subjects except for languages - I do French B SL
    In my experience, Physics HL isn't that hard. Its based on the application of concepts. Thats why your understanding of different concepts should be robust for you to do well in Physics. And, I've also applied for medicine. It is a hard combination, and you would probably be better off doing economics instead of physics. Personally, I chose Physics HL because I really enjoy physics.
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    How did the IB approve this? These would have been my dream subject choices, but I couldn't do them!
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    Talk to students in your school studying those subjects in the IB and gauge how good your school is at teaching them: if sciences aren't taught to a top quality across the board you might be setting yourself up for a lot of pain i.e. I take Bio and Chem HL and they're mediocre but my friend who takes Physics HL says it's horrible due to poor teaching: there is a shortage in the UK of physics teachers so be warned: they may not be good!!!!

    If you are REALLY good at maths do maths instead.... otherwise give up on that Uni it's not worth it... no med school is worth the pain of 3 really poorly taught HL as you're actually risking your IB (and no IB would jeopardise any future med school application!!!) I applied for medicine this year: is it Cambridge out of interest? They are the only med school to ask for 3 HL sciences in the UK to the best of my knowledge...?
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    (Original post by thecanadianidiot)
    Talk to students in your school studying those subjects in the IB and gauge how good your school is at teaching them: if sciences aren't taught to a top quality across the board you might be setting yourself up for a lot of pain i.e. I take Bio and Chem HL and they're mediocre but my friend who takes Physics HL says it's horrible due to poor teaching: there is a shortage in the UK of physics teachers so be warned: they may not be good!!!!

    If you are REALLY good at maths do maths instead.... otherwise give up on that Uni it's not worth it... no med school is worth the pain of 3 really poorly taught HL as you're actually risking your IB (and no IB would jeopardise any future med school application!!!) I applied for medicine this year: is it Cambridge out of interest? They are the only med school to ask for 3 HL sciences in the UK to the best of my knowledge...?
    Indian and Swedish med schools also require 3 sciences at HL. And a few eastern european med schools.
 
 
 
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