I had my first IB Psychology lesson today and LOVED IT. The teacher is brilliant, the syllabus looks interesting and I was really into it. I originally chose it as a SL subject but I think I'd like to take it as Higher instead of English.
Even though I haven't had an English lesson yet, I've had a look through the reading list and it doesn't interest me in the slightest =/ I usually have a passion for reading and LOVE English, but WW1 poetry? Not so much.
Furthermore, it's extremely difficult to score highly in HL English, with getting a 7 damn near impossible, and after all, IB is all about getting as many points as possible, right? I'd still carry on taking English of course, so I'll continue my passion for it, just with less of a risk factor. Also, I only got an A at GCSE English Lit. and although I hate to say it, my teacher basically spoon-fed us for the 2 years, pointing and writing out every annotation in every novel/poem etc. so I don't know if I'll be able to cope with all the 'independant reading' required at HL. I adore reading novels, but not to be examined on them! Which is why I think I'd do better at Psychology, and as there's only like 2 people in the class, and previous results have been 5-7, hopefully I should do well.
However, my problem is this - Psychology is widely regarded as a 'soft' subject at A Level, and whether this may or may not be the case for IB, I have hopes of getting into a prestigious London uni (Imperial, UCL, KCL) etc. and I'm worried that it'll hamper my chances, as that is the perception. & it's well known that UK unis don't really understand the IB fully. Even though I'm taking 2 science Highers, I don't want to take a "soft" subject alongside them in case that gives a negative impression and I've heard it's good to take a contrasting subject (at least, for A Levels)
So I'm really confused. I'll be going to a couple of HL English lessons to see how it goes, before I make a decision but I wanted everybody's opinion.
Thanks so much