Triple Science HL

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    If you really want to do that specific course then do it,
    Online

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    How did the IB approve this? These would have been my dream subject choices, but I couldn't do them!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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...?
    Online

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: January 25, 2017
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR
Poll
Would you ever go to a non Russell Group uni?
Applying to university

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.