ib or a levelWatch
the options I am considering are the ib or 5/6 a levels
the reason is because I am a pretty well rounded student and I can't choose just 3 a levels. I have got mostly 7/8 in my recent exams but I can improve those grades by studying harder as I am a bit of a procrastinator
for ib I would take higher maths, chemistry and physics, standard German, English and art
for a level I would take maths, further maths, chemistry, psychology, probably art and maybe German too
I am doing all of these subjects at gcse, apart from psychology as it was not an option so I am doing geography but I don't think it is a subject I want to pursue
My maths teacher at school said for further maths a level you need normal maths too, and that the ib is not really the best for science/maths related courses at uni
and apparently having all higher maths/science subjects is the most difficult ib combination to take
I don't know which would be a better option but it is really hard to find a suitable ib sixth form as the ones nearer me don't do the right combination of subjects, ie not psychology or only standard maths
I know both of these options are a lot of work but I think I am prepared to handle it as I learn really well and I see no point in changing my options just because people think it is a difficult/challenging option
some options of courses I could take for uni - chemical engineering, maths (not with physics), psychological and behavioural sciences and architecture (hence the art)
I would really like to go to Cambridge or similar universities if that means anything
3/4 of your best subjects are what you should focus on at A level
I understand you're trying to keep your options open so I think that taking the IB would be better, as you don't seem like you really know where you wanna go or what you wanna do. It's the better choice of the two.
Having done both the IB and A-Levels - they're both really good. IB is just more practical for those that want to take a large variety of subjects and not focus on something immediately, A-Levels are especially good if you know exactly what you wanna do.