How to cope with bio, chem, and psych HL? Watch
I just started IB year one and in the future I want to pursue neuroscience or biotechnology or something in that field. My subjects right now are :
- english a language and lit HL
- psych HL
- biology HL
- chem SL
- math SL
- arabic SL
i want to go to universities in the U.K. or Canada. Now as I was looking at requirements for scholarship in my country I found out that I need chemistry HL and biology HL with a score of at least 5. Now my option is to take chemistry + bio + psych HL .
I’m scared of the workload being too much and I end up getting lower score or something goes wrong. What should I do?
If you are taking this combination please tell me your experience with it and how you cope with it.
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I take HL maths and am getting 5s/6s, but hoping for 7 prediction.
Chemistry isnt that bad; watch Richard Thornley on youtube and do past papers
Biology is easy; thats memorising.
Maths is also easy at SL
Getting at least a 5 in both bio and chem is way easier than you make it seem.
How to cope with it? By studying ever since day for hours and hours and sacrificing sleep for more studying. By not going out as much. By investing money into paid resources, like revision village for maths. By doing past papers. And by being lucky.
Im having either 44 or 45 predicted with tough subjects. I've done, so can you.
The IA is also a godsend to boost your grade as long as you find a topic that can easily checkmark every point on the mark scheme. My IA topics were a little weird but my write-ups were decent and I went through them as if I were an examiner and tried to make sure everything they were expecting was in there and I got 7s in them all. I would definitely recommend making them as polished as you can, especially if you think the exams will be your downfall.