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Full IB vs Double Science Question

dearestcurrydearestcurry Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
I'm a high student faced with a problem. I can either take full IB and get the diploma or skip philo and double science and receive the IB courses certificate. Here are the two possible junior year schedules:

FULL IB:
IB Business Management SL w/ test
IB Biology HL (Got 5 on AP Bio as freshman)
AP Calculus BC w/ AP test
Philosophy
English 3 IBSL
APUSH
Spanish 3 IBSL

PARTIAL IB w/ DOUBLE SCIENCE
IB Business Management SL w/ test
IB Biology HL (Got 5 on AP Bio as freshman)
AP Calculus BC w/ AP test
AP Physics (Haven't decided which one) w/ AP test
English 3 IBSL
APUSH w/ AP test
Spanish 3 IBSL

SENIOR YEAR
APES w/ AP test
AP Statistics (With IBHL and AP test)
AP Physics (Haven't decided which one) w/ AP test
English 4 IBHL/AP Lit (Same Class) w/ AP and IB test
AP Gov/Econ (going to take tests for both this year)
Spanish 4 AP/IBHL (Same Class)
Free period vs TOK (Partial would have free period, full would have TOK)

I know that the full IB looks better on college apps when compared to particle courses certificate. Also, I know that CAS and the EE also are beneficial.
I am aiming for Harvard dual concentration (biochem/economics) (aim high LOL).
I am hoping to be involved at state level of some organizations, as well as continuing my own non-profit.
Current Orgs:
FBLA (hoping to receive section level office)
CASC (hoping to receive state level office)
Will be applying for internships (possible Stanford, DaVita, UCi)

Why class course is better in the complete context.

Replies to: Full IB vs Double Science Question

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 71,088 Senior Member
    IB biology HL probably won't give you any more subject credit in college than a 5 on AP biology. It does not appear that Harvard gives advanced placement in biology courses for either test.
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