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    (Original post by N Kay)
    Arrowhead, I was just wondering which English you did at HL. Lit or Lit and Lang?


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    They changed the syllabus from when I did the IB. I did English A1 HL and I'm told that this is roughly English A Lit in the new syllabus, while what used to be English A2 (for non-native speakers with high proficiency) is now roughly English A Land and Lit. If that helps at all.
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    -English B HL

    -About polish and german, Polsh is my mother language, german I have been learning for 4 years ( I'm on A2/B1 level )

    Some people said me conntection History and Math on HL isn't good, but I think these conection can give me bigger oportunity, so I want to hear Your opinions.
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    Do unis look down on Eng SL since most people do HL?
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    (Original post by LukaLG)
    -English B HL Some people said me conntection History and Math on HL isn't good, but I think these conection can give me bigger oportunity, so I want to hear Your opinions.
    It's hard. It's not impossible. If you're committed to your work and remain organised, there's no reason for your to feel overwhelmed at all. I knew someone who did Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology HL, she did fine, got a 42 in the end.

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    Do unis look down on Eng SL since most people do HL?
    No. Not at all. Maybe in your school it might be a trend to do English HL, in my school, for example, the HL classes combined had less than 10 students, while the SL classes had over 30 combined.

    No university is going to look down on you for taking English SL, unless, of course, you apply for an English degree, then they might just be confused as to why you took English SL.
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    Okay, so I took
    Higher level: English language and literature
    Physics
    Maths
    Standard level: French an initio
    History
    Chemistry
    I want to be an astronomer. Should I take higher level chemistry instead of English?
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    (Original post by Farin)
    Okay, so I took
    Higher level: English language and literature
    Physics
    Maths
    Standard level: French an initio
    History
    Chemistry
    I want to be an astronomer. Should I take higher level chemistry instead of English?
    Personally I would, but then I hate english and loved the HL Chemistry course. Best thing to do is look at a few unis you might hope to go to on UCAS and see what their requirements are, however in the UK I don't think it is completely necessary.
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    Guys, how big is the difference between Chem HL and SL? Is SL hard/time consuming?
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    (Original post by gravesy)
    Personally I would, but then I hate english and loved the HL Chemistry course. Best thing to do is look at a few unis you might hope to go to on UCAS and see what their requirements are, however in the UK I don't think it is completely necessary.
    Thanks a lot for the advise. I like both subjects so I guess I will look at a few universities and then decide.
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    (Original post by midnightgurl12)
    Guys, how big is the difference between Chem HL and SL? Is SL hard/time consuming?
    I did HL chemistry, and for me, the difference between SL and HL seemed huge. SL only teaches you the very basics of the 10 different topics, whereas in HL, it is much more difficult to grasp some of the concepts and calculations. It depends on how much you like the subject/if you've got aptitude for it - personally, I've known people to whom SL chemistry was a breeze and who struggled with it. I would only take HL chemistry if you really, really love it or if you're planning to pursue something related to it at university (biochemistry for me ).
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    (Original post by midnightgurl12)
    Guys, how big is the difference between Chem HL and SL? Is SL hard/time consuming?
    HL definitely has a lot more mathematical content than SL, so it depends where your strengths lie.
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    (Original post by midnightgurl12)
    Hey guys!

    Can you look at my combination and tell me if it's too hard?

    English HL
    History HL
    Biology HL

    Math SL
    Chem SL or Music HL
    Mandarin SL

    I want to study econ or arts in uni, so I'm not sure if I should take 2 sciences...which one is harder: Chem SL or Music HL? I've played piano for 10 years, so i THINK I should be okay for music, but since it's a group 6, it's so subjective, and my main goal is to get a high mark.
    Are my subjects too tough?

    Please help guys!
    Your subjects aren't easy. Again, like the previous poster said, it depends on your aptitude for these subjects. For example, for people who are good at math/sci subjects, SL Math and Chem would be quite manageable. I wouldn't recommend Music HL though, because it's very subjective like you said, and because it's very very hard to get a 7 in (if that's what you are aiming for).

    In terms of taking both HL Bio and History, that's a bit tough. Both require lots of memorization, and discipline with note-taking.

    What universities are you looking at? And what point total are you aiming for?
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    There is a great guide on choosing subjects here: http://ibpal.com/ib_tips
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    (Original post by db24)
    Your subjects aren't easy. Again, like the previous poster said, it depends on your aptitude for these subjects. For example, for people who are good at math/sci subjects, SL Math and Chem would be quite manageable. I wouldn't recommend Music HL though, because it's very subjective like you said, and because it's very very hard to get a 7 in (if that's what you are aiming for).

    In terms of taking both HL Bio and History, that's a bit tough. Both require lots of memorization, and discipline with note-taking.

    What universities are you looking at? And what point total are you aiming for?
    Hi! Yes, I did decide to go with Chem SL in the end. I think in terms of memory, I am okay/pretty good at just plain memorization. I am a little worried about doing both Biology and History together though, do you know anyone who did that? How did they cope?
    For universities, I'm thinking of U.S. ones like maybe Berkeley, Vanderbilt, lib.arts colleges, etc. I'm also thinking about Canadian ones such as UBC, Queen's, maybe McGill? I think most of those school have a cut-off of 32 points or something, so that's I guess my lowest aim. If possible, of course I'd want above 40 How likely do you think that's going to happen for someone who has a 92% average in grade 10?
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    (Original post by midnightgurl12)
    Hi! Yes, I did decide to go with Chem SL in the end. I think in terms of memory, I am okay/pretty good at just plain memorization. I am a little worried about doing both Biology and History together though, do you know anyone who did that? How did they cope?
    For universities, I'm thinking of U.S. ones like maybe Berkeley, Vanderbilt, lib.arts colleges, etc. I'm also thinking about Canadian ones such as UBC, Queen's, maybe McGill? I think most of those school have a cut-off of 32 points or something, so that's I guess my lowest aim. If possible, of course I'd want above 40 How likely do you think that's going to happen for someone who has a 92% average in grade 10?
    Hey so I did have several friends who took HL History and Bio. They managed, it was just a lot more work in my opinion. Schools like Vanderbilt and many of the good lib arts schools will want 35+, though it does depend if you're American to begin with. International applicants need higher scores (like me yay). Schools like Berk want prob high 30s or low 40s; if you live in Cali though, it's aloooot easier

    I'm from Canada, and went to school in Ontario so I know that Canadian schools aren't too picky about high IB scores. Where do you go to school?

    Also, it is hard to judge how you're gonna do with the IB based on grade 10 marks.
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    (Original post by db24)
    Hey so I did have several friends who took HL History and Bio. They managed, it was just a lot more work in my opinion. Schools like Vanderbilt and many of the good lib arts schools will want 35+, though it does depend if you're American to begin with. International applicants need higher scores (like me yay). Schools like Berk want prob high 30s or low 40s; if you live in Cali though, it's aloooot easier

    I'm from Canada, and went to school in Ontario so I know that Canadian schools aren't too picky about high IB scores. Where do you go to school?

    Also, it is hard to judge how you're gonna do with the IB based on grade 10 marks.
    Hi, thank you so much for replying again!
    I also go to school in Canada yay! (Alberta) If U.S. doesn't work out, I'm also considering Ontario schools
    Which uni do you go to? (And what was your IB score? *only answer if you want*)
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    Hello everyone! First post on TSR!

    I start the IB DP very soon , aspiring to study either Philosophy Politics and Economics (PPE) or Business / Law , still deciding basically

    My subject choices are
    Higher level ; History , English , Economics
    Standard level ; Maths , Bio , French

    what do you think of my subject choices?
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    (Original post by Maazin)
    Hello everyone! First post on TSR!

    I start the IB DP very soon , aspiring to study either Philosophy Politics and Economics (PPE) or Business / Law , still deciding basically

    My subject choices are
    Higher level ; History , English , Economics
    Standard level ; Maths , Bio , French

    what do you think of my subject choices?
    Your subjects look fine for law. History is great for Law and Economics will prepare you for Business. Your combination is not too hard either, so you'll probably be fine.
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    Hi!! So I'm choosing subjects for IB, and I thought maybe you guys could help me decide, or suggest any changes. I want to go in the direction of engineering or something environmental afterwards. So far my choices are:

    HL
    Physics
    Chemistry
    English Lang/Lit

    SL
    Math
    Spanish ab initio
    Environmental systems

    Would this be ok? Or is Math HL definitely required? I took additional maths at IGCSE but I don't think I'm capable of doing it at HL, its my main worry.
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    Does Environmental Systems count as your humanity from Group 3?

    Other than that, your subject choices seem fine to me for the direction you're headed in for university. The requirement of HL Maths depends entirely on which universities/courses you're applying for. Nobody can give you a definitive answer on that that until you know which course you'd like to pursue at university.
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    (Original post by kickprevails)
    Hi!! So I'm choosing subjects for IB, and I thought maybe you guys could help me decide, or suggest any changes. I want to go in the direction of engineering or something environmental afterwards. So far my choices are:

    HL
    Physics
    Chemistry
    English Lang/Lit

    SL
    Math
    Spanish ab initio
    Environmental systems

    Would this be ok? Or is Math HL definitely required? I took additional maths at IGCSE but I don't think I'm capable of doing it at HL, its my main worry.
    For Engineering Maths HL would definitely be preferred. Check uni websites to see if it is absolutely essential though.


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