So I got accepted into the IBDP (yay!) and I will enter the IB programme in autumn, so I have to choose my subjects this upcoming month and I’m facing a dilemma.
So I need to take chemistry HL (to pursue my dream careers), but I’m terribly afraid of it. That’s because I’ve always been quite mediocre in chemistry, my grades have always been 3s and 4s (in a 5 poing grading system where 5 is the best and 1 is the worst). I actually do like chemistry a whole lot but I had quite a strict teacher, so most of the class had bad or medium grades. She’s actually a good and a nice teacher, just her tests weren’t the easiest. I actually had a helping tutor in chemistry this year but my grades didn’t rise.
So right now I have two options:
First would be to take 4 HLs (and play it safe) in case I want to drop chem HL by year 2 and thus give up on my dreams...and that’d be a whole lot of extra work in IBY1 to handle 4 HLs
The second option would be to take 3 HLs (one of which would be chem) and not give myself the option to give up on (and drop) chemistry and my dreams and just work real hard and hope for the very best.
I’m torn between the two aforementioned options, so I need your opinions and advice.
Thanks in advance