By: D. Vega
Biology HL is an incredible subject for those of you who are passionate about the environment and the study of the human body.
It is, in my opinion, one of the best, most interesting courses the IB offers due to the fact that the syllabus goes in great depth about the topics studied. However, this also means it is one of the most challenging ones.
If you are thinking about taking it in the IB, you should keep in mind that you have to put in a reasonable amount of effort inside as well as outside the classroom, and study a lot, otherwise you are just going to make your life harder.
Another important point to consider is that the IA can be regarded as a significant difficulty, but the preparation for it begins earlier than other subjects, which is very helpful.
I decided to choose Biology HL because I wanted to study medicine- however, if you are passionate about it, and perform well, you should definitely choose it. I have very much enjoyed the course so far and the teachers are very conscious about the difficulty of the subject so they are of great help.
Overall I have been very happy with my choice, and encourage students avid about the subject to choose it - I guarantee you will not regret it.