09 Mar Should I take ESS or bio?
Should I take ESS or bio? This is a common question among IB students once they should choose their subjects.
ESS or bio?
What subject you will take completely depends on your personal interests. IB ESS SL focuses on some aspects of Biology SL such as ecology (populations interactions etc.) and includes some aspects of Geography (Demographics), but also other subjects such as Chemistry and Physics. I believe if you’re more interested in environmental science then ESS SL might be more suitable, if you’re interested in mainly Biology then Biology SL might be more suitable.
Biology SL may be more challenging than ESS SL, however only a small proportion of ESS students score high at the end exams (only a few percent get a mark 7).