IB Subjects for Economics or Computer Science?Watch
I'm thinking of pursuing economics (what I'm more likely to do) or Computer Science at university. What would be the best combination? I'm thinking of studying in either the UK or the US. I can't take CS at IB so..yeah
Some courses may accept SL Maths for both economics and CS but it would be case by case so check the universities admissions criteria.
HL Physics would help with CS I'd imagine.
For economics, HL Economics would obviously be ideal but if the school doesn't offer that, I'd do HL History or another essay based subject.
I just started IB and my current subjects are HL Chemistry, Economics and Maths AA and my SLs are Global Politics, English LangLit and Spanish ab initio. I think all of my subjects are final except for one which is probably chem. I like Chem, I'm good at chem but it's honestly just a filler subject that I probably won't even go near after IB. Would HL Physics be better than Chemistry?
IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level
No prior knowledge of programming is required.
Required by all Colleges: A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics*
Required by some Colleges: A Level Further Mathematics; IB Higher Level Physics
For Oxford, it's this
39 (including core points) with 766 at HL (the 7 must be in HL Mathematics)
For Imperial it's this
Minimum entry standards
Our minimum entry standard for 2022 entry is 39 points overall, to include:
7 in Mathematics at higher level
7 in another relevant subject at higher level
So unless you have a burning desire to go to certain Cambridge colleges, I think that Chemistry would be fine instead of Physics. It's better to try and get a 7 in Chemistry, which you like and are good at, than suffer through Physics.