math bio chem HL for medicineWatch
I know people say you don't need maths HL for medicine but I think unis would like this? not that its a requirement but it's something they like to see compared to a random HL subject.
also for the SL subjects med skls don't care so I should just pick ones that boost my score right? because they're extras in a way not the ones you need for med skl?
for maths HL tho, I'm personally not taking it although I'm planning to apply for medicine as it is even more competitive in our school than normally so to say, so there is no person in our class who's not planning to apply for a highly maths-based course (like engineering, economics or something like that) where maths HL is a formal requirement. I kind of regret my decision, but it's more because I find maths really interesting and regret not taking it as a HL just out of interest, not just for the application process.
it also depends if you're thinking of AA or AI, because AI is fairly easier (both as an SL and a HL), I would say it's like AA HL is the hardest course, then AI HL and AA SL are similar in terms of difficulty although the content is different, and the easiest is AI SL. so if you're thinking of AI HL definitely take it unless you're interested more in the kind of theoretical maths as AI lacks that and is focused on statistics mainly which I would find boring personally (and my school doesn't offer AI HL). if you're thinking of AA HL, then bear in mind that it's one of the most difficult HLs (alongside physics and chemistry), it's not impossible to score high tho, I'd say 7 is really hard to get, like you need to be really good at maths (I wouldn't compare GCSE level to that), but 6 is definitely possible with some work put into it in my opinion.