IB SL Maths for Econ and Universities? Watch
I dropped HL maths to SL maths after talking to my teachers and everyone agreeing that since I'm more likely to get a 6 or hopefully 7 in SL, which looks better than a 5 in HL and it'll also raise my overall IB grade.
Currently, my subjects are
HL: French, Literature, Economics
SL: Environmental Studies, Social Anthropology, Maths
Since I'm planning to apply for stuff like Economics, Environmental Studies, and Geography, I'm worried my subjects are too literature-y and 'easy'. I have no idea what else I would apply to, though.
Thanks for any help!
Essentially, IB Economics avoids any sort of advanced Maths, such as calculus. In university, from what I can tell, calculus will be used abundantly. For instance when calculating the lowest point of Average Cost for a monopolistic market. Nonetheless, I doubt taking SL maths would hinder your study of economics at university as this level of maths will be taught there and is not even remotely needed for IB economics-level maths.
Regarding your chances of being accepted at a course for Economics, Environmental Studies or Geography, as long as you achieve the subject and grade requirements of the universities, should be fine. Also, not to generalise, but those three subjects also have quite a bit of overlap in terms of content. Hence, universities would be able to see that you have a keen interest in that subject area.
Either way, whatever you decide to do in the future, I wish you the best of luck and stay strong during the IB, it can be soul-crushing at times, but always keep the end goal in sight!