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  1. Choose subjects you're good at and that you actually like. Do research into Psychology (not extensively, but a bit so you actually know what it's about) before you choose it as a subject, let alone at Higher Level. I'm doing English Language and Literature, and it's a lot, but if it's your best subject, you should be good. I have friends who had little to no previous experience of studying English Literature at the level we're doing it at (or at all), and they're doing perfectly fine. If you have no interest in Math, please opt for Math Studies unless you absolutely need it later in life
  2. Above 40. Based off my current, first mid-term grades (which may improve), I'm still aiming for a 39. That's enough to get me into most British universities.
  3. I don't take Geography so I can't comment on it, but I would argue that History has a heavier workload than English HL. In fact, I wouldn't advise you to take History at all unless you're genuinely passionate about it. You can get away with more in English (if that makes sense). Then again, I take English Lang&Lit, which is significantly easier than English Literature. I see that you're from the UK - British medical schools don't really care about much else than you having Chemistry and Biology at HL, so neither would hurt your chances. I'd take the one you're the most interested in. Havin
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    Edinbourgh Law

    I know people studying at Edinburgh with 35 IB points. Medicine and Law are typically competitive, though, so you should try to get above 37+.
  5. It may affect your predicted grade, but it won't affect much more than that, as the best FOA is the one considered, which means that if you were to not do so well on this particular one, yet do well on the next one, that's fine. Vice versa, if you did well on the last one but didn't do well on this one, the initial one that you did well on will be considered. It's also only 15% of your grade, so don't worry too much about it.
  6. You didn't specify what country you're applying to, but for UK universities, it's based on your predicted grades and the final ones. In some instances, you may get an unconditional offer and in those cases, it doesn't matter what you grade you receive on your finals, you'll still be accepted to their university based on your predicted grades. American universities rarely give conditional offers and it's typically based on ACT/SAT scores and your predicted grades and your extracurriculars and a range of other factors. I see that you're Polish, and I can't comment on Polish universites, unf
  7. I think you should do Math SL if you think you're capable of doing so. I'm in Studies, but that's only because I'm genuinely awful at maths, I'm good at English/History/essay-based subjects, but any type of math grosses me out and if I know that I would get a 2 if I tried studying Math SL. Having that said, Math SL looks better and more academic and I'd recommend you doing it. If you can't cope with it, you can always drop to studies later.
  8. Universities do not care as long as your subject combination meets the entrance requirement for the course. Definitely definitely definitely take the subject you believe will get you the highest grade, especially if you're going for Law where no subjects are required for admission.
  9. Switch to SL. Don't do 4 HL's for your own sake.
  10. Most universities in the UK do like seeing Math SL due to there being a major component of statistics in Psychology. For Edinburgh, for instance, they require either Mathematics SL at 6 or Math Studies at 7. Some Cambridge colleges even like seeing Math HL, though this usually isn't required. I wouldn't do Math Studies unless you genuinely risk failing your diploma because of Math or if you're going for a humanities subject like Law or English Literature. I'm doing Math Studies, but the only reason for that is because I would, without doubt get a 1 or 2 in Math SL and I plan on doing His
  11. French B at SL/HL. English B at SL/HL. Swedish B at HL/SL. Spanish B at SL/HL.
  12. Unless there are underlying problems (mental health, a death in the family) then a) probably and b) you probably won't be able to handle university in the us either.
  13. I believe in the idea of feminism. However, saying that you believe in the idea of feminism is like saying that you believe in the idea of communism and completely dismissing and ignoring how time after time after time after time it has failed to be implemented. The same thing could (on a smaller and less serious scale) be said about feminism. Obviously, I believe in the idea of equality between men and women. And that makes me a feminist... right? Except that feminists just take it five steps too far and focus on the female perspective in gender neutral issues and ignore the fact t
  14. I don't know exactly where you want to study, but in the UK at LSE (great uni), the only requirement they have is Mathematics at HL. Also, universities in the US (and the UK too) tend to look more at your HL's than your SL's, so it probably won't be detrimental for you to do history if that's what your interested in. I also can't speak too much about Actuarial Science, but it may be beneficial to do a science. You're already doing physics though, and universities tend to like well-rounded students. Bottom line is that it probably doesn't matter what you do, so I'd go with the subject you
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