English A1, SL (=Standard Level) - I never doubted I would take this subject at this particular level. I do enjoy literature, but I am not a native speaker, so HL (=Higher Level) would probably kill me.
German B, HL - At first, I was not sure if I should take German or my mother tongue. But then again, I have studied my mother tongue for 8 years, and I am obviously 100% fluent. As a matter of fact, I was always amongst the best in my class. So I reckon I do not need a certificate to be able to prove, that my knowledge of my mother tongue is sufficient. Now - if I did not even want to take German in the first place, why on Earth should I take it HL? The thing is this - I was almost sure I would take Maths HL. I love Maths (yes, I know it's weird :)), but I won't need it so much for my future career - in the case I stick to the stuff I want to do at this moment. And Maths HL is a very challenging course, so I thought I would take something easier. And German should not be too hard for me, considering I can already converse in this language.
Economics HL - Interesting and useful. If I decide to study at the university of economics, I will definitely find it profitable.
Chemistry SL - For some reason, I have always loved Chemistry. I know, that I will most probably never need it, but I really like it. Unlike Biology (the worst subject ever), it is based on Maths and one has to do many calculations etc. - and you do not need to memorize tons of random info. And it is not as difficult as Physics, so you can kind of relax and do your thing. Chilled.
Maths SL - I explained this already. If I feel like I am not getting enough information, I can always switch Maths with German :)
Philosophy HL - I am sure I will love this subject. Ever since I was little, I asked people stupid questions which can not be answered - so for once, someone will actually bother listening :))
I am slightly suicidal, so I will also be taking a 7th subject - Theatre SL. I love drama, and I know I could take it instead of Philosophy... But I really think, that I will like it this way. And again - if I don't, I can always switch :))
And guess what - I will have to do more than that. In the country I come from, we do not have IB - we have Matura. And I will have to have the Matura Equivalence certificate, just in case. That means two more subjects: History and Geography as an addition, outside of my timetable. And an IB student also has to attend TOK classes. Theory of Knowledge, that is. But I think, that I will have a tiny advantage as a student of Philosophy. A little meaningless plus :))
Anyway, I have to go & study Maths. I have 7 tests this week (Maths, French, German, Chemistry, Physics, English and History... aaaargh!), and I better get good grades on all of them.