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    1. Hey,
      I'm an IB student currently doing the 5th year of the MYP and moving onto the DP next year.
      My art teacher has recommended I should take art as I am currently achieving top marks in it and she likes my creativity.
      I want to study medicine after the DP and therefore need Biology and Chemistry. Since I can't drop either of them, I'm currently considering taking Art HL as a 7th subject.
      My other subjects are:

      HL – Chemistry, Biology, Business
      SL – English, German Mother tongue, Math

      How hard would it be in light of my other subjects to cope with the extra work?
      Would universities see the extra subject as a sign of me being a hard-worker?
      and if no, should I just do it anyways because I enjoy it and want to challenge myself?

      Thanks in advance!

    I would certainly not recommend this. Art takes hours and hours of work at an IB level, and as an aspiring medic, you should be using that time to focus on biology and chemistry. Obviously, that does not mean that you cannot continue to do it in your free time. Not many universities show any preference to an extra subject... IB is stressful taking 6 subjects, let alone taking 7. Taking art as a 7th subject would be taking a big risk, but at the end of the day, you have to decide whether you want to take that risk and can cope with it.


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