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  1. A

    Is extension 2 english, extension 1 english, and extension 1 maths too much?

    I have been struggling with this decision for a while now and could use some help. I currently take 3U maths and english, as well as chem, VA, and Legal, but I'm interested in taking up extension 2 english at the start of year 12. Problem is I enjoy all my subjects and don't want to drop any of...
  2. L

    hsc subject selection

    need some help deciding what to drop/keep (or not) for context i go to a small private school so thats why the numbers are low. i only have around ~45 kids in my cohort current (prelim) subjects: eng adv / rank 1/23 both overall eng ext 1 / rank 1/5 both overall highly recommended to keep...
  3. G

    Subject Selections

    Hey everyone, I'm in the process of selecting my subjects for Year 11, as I will be completing the HSC in 2025. Right now I'm thinking: 1. Math Ext 1 2. Math Adv 3. English Adv 3. Chemistry 4. Biology 5. Physics or Legal 6. SOR1 (Compulsory) All the others are pretty much locked in, bio...
  4. thatnormster

    What's easier? Biology or Economics?

    Yo! Here are the subjects that I've locked in for next year • Math Adv + Ext 1 • English Adv + Ext 2 • Geography And I'm tossing up between Biology and Economics. I hate studying Economics but I'm doing unbelievably well in it... I grasp the content well, it's just a chore to study for. I'm...
  5. P

    Subject changes

    I am currently going into year 12 and do: - Math advanced - Math extension - English advanced - Chemistry - Physics - Legal studies - Studies of religion 1 I want to drop legal studies because It will not help me with what I want to do and I would like to pick up math extension 2. Legal...
  6. A

    Physics or Biology for prelim and hsc?

    So Im currently in year 10 choosing my subjects for year 11 and 12. As the title suggests, im a bit conflicted with choosing between either bio or physics. Ive already decided on math advanced, math extension 1, english advanced, economics, business studies and chemistry. Most of these are...
  7. iceecrream

    Modern history, legal studies, business studies or biology?

    Modern history, legal studies, business studies or biology? I'm going into Year 11 this year and I'm going to be doing Extension English, Extension Math, Chemistry and Physics but I need another subject to make it 12 units altogether as it is required by the school. I'm much better at applying...
  8. J

    Subject Selections Yr11

    Hi! I'm new here I was wondering if anyone could help me out with my subjects for next year. So currently I'm in year 10, going to select my subjects soon. Here is what I'm leaning towards: Ext 1. Eng and Maths (6u) Japanese Continuers (2u) --> memory based which is easy for me Biology (2u) -->...
  9. mary555

    90+ ATAR Likelihood

    hi, i'm in year 10 and subject selection is coming up, so I was wondering what the likelihood of receiving of a 90+ atar is with the subjects i'm thinking about taking: - advanced english - extension 1 english - studies of religion 1 (compulsory in my school) - advanced maths - modern history -...
  10. C

    Va or Physics??

    I’m quite new to do this so i posted this already on the physics forum without realising that there could be bias so here i am on a more general one. Hi, so I’m in year 10 and have already picked my subjects. However, i am still hesistant on doing physics. My other subjects are ext1 maths, adv...
  11. C


    I have no idea what subjects to drop/keep for year 12 (grad2021). My year 11 subjects (and grades) were: Drama (A) CAFS (A) English Adv (A) English Ext (B) Business (A) Legal (A) SOR1 (A) [note: this is compulsory at my school *sigh*] I did the worst in Ext so common instinct says to drop...
  12. E

    Year 11 Subjection Selection

    Hi, I am in year 10 and am looking for advice or tips on subject selection. I am looking to study: 1. English Ext 2 2. Maths Ext 1 3. Chemistry 4. Biology 5. Legal studies?? I am planning on dropping whatever 5th subject I choose so that I have 11 units for yr 12. I am interested in legal...
  13. L

    Subject Advice - Modern History vs Biology

    I've just started Year 11 with: - Advanced English - Extension Maths - Chemistry - Economics - Business Studies - Biology I got into my first class of biology and straight away I didn't like it. The class has 30 odd people in it and the teacher put a slideshow on the board for us to copy...
  14. 0

    honours subject area

    Hey yall, I'm going to usyd next year and i'm trying to choose a major. In the Dalyell scholar section, you are able to choose between a major or an honours subject area. Can someone explain the difference to me please? How does an honours (a 1 year program) fit into the typical 4 year...
  15. Helpme2244

    Dropped but I wanna pick it up

    So I dropped SDD like maybe 4 weeks ago and I really want to pick it up again now because I literally just failed my maths exam (58%..) and I'm on 10 units so I don't really know what to do. I dropped SDD because I have an IP for Drama and Depth studies for Chem and Bio that would literally take...