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HELP! On the fence about dropping a subject. (1 Viewer)

JayIntel2232

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Hey guys,

So basically its half way through the HSC year and I'm considering dropping Business Studies. I have never really liked the subject, just picked it because it went pretty hand in hand with Economics. The current subjects I do include: English Adv, Ext 2 Maths, Ext 1 Maths, Economics, Business. I have a accelerated IPT course which I finished in 2018 and got a HSC mark of 93.
Basically if I choose to drop Business then that course would be used instead. I have looked at the ATAR estimates and scaled mark differences between IPT and Business Studies and a 93 in IPT is better than a 93 in Business. I find business studies pretty easy and I know I can get a Band 6 but the large quantity and dryness of the content really puts me off learning. I want to dedicate my time towards getting 95+ in Economics (my goal) as well as focusing on getting 80+ in Ext 2 maths.

By dropping Business will that be putting my HSC at risk or not? What would you guys recommend I do? I just feel like by dropping Business I will have so much more time to study all my other subjects.

Hopefully you guys can guide me to make a decision soon as I have an upcoming Business Exam (15th of May) which I'm really not keen on studying for. Thanks :)
 

yooook

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keep it, but if you are sure you can get above 90 in eco then drop it
 

yooook

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Hey guys,

So basically its half way through the HSC year and I'm considering dropping Business Studies. I have never really liked the subject, just picked it because it went pretty hand in hand with Economics. The current subjects I do include: English Adv, Ext 2 Maths, Ext 1 Maths, Economics, Business. I have a accelerated IPT course which I finished in 2018 and got a HSC mark of 93.
Basically if I choose to drop Business then that course would be used instead. I have looked at the ATAR estimates and scaled mark differences between IPT and Business Studies and a 93 in IPT is better than a 93 in Business. I find business studies pretty easy and I know I can get a Band 6 but the large quantity and dryness of the content really puts me off learning. I want to dedicate my time towards getting 95+ in Economics (my goal) as well as focusing on getting 80+ in Ext 2 maths.

By dropping Business will that be putting my HSC at risk or not? What would you guys recommend I do? I just feel like by dropping Business I will have so much more time to study all my other subjects.

Hopefully you guys can guide me to make a decision soon as I have an upcoming Business Exam (15th of May) which I'm really not keen on studying for. Thanks :)
also, send me your ipt notes plz
 

vinlatte

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Hey guys,

So basically its half way through the HSC year and I'm considering dropping Business Studies. I have never really liked the subject, just picked it because it went pretty hand in hand with Economics. The current subjects I do include: English Adv, Ext 2 Maths, Ext 1 Maths, Economics, Business. I have a accelerated IPT course which I finished in 2018 and got a HSC mark of 93.
Basically if I choose to drop Business then that course would be used instead. I have looked at the ATAR estimates and scaled mark differences between IPT and Business Studies and a 93 in IPT is better than a 93 in Business. I find business studies pretty easy and I know I can get a Band 6 but the large quantity and dryness of the content really puts me off learning. I want to dedicate my time towards getting 95+ in Economics (my goal) as well as focusing on getting 80+ in Ext 2 maths.

By dropping Business will that be putting my HSC at risk or not? What would you guys recommend I do? I just feel like by dropping Business I will have so much more time to study all my other subjects.

Hopefully you guys can guide me to make a decision soon as I have an upcoming Business Exam (15th of May) which I'm really not keen on studying for. Thanks :)
I have very similar subjects with eco and ext math, and I dropped business last year. For me, I was able to focus more of my time on maths since it was more demanding with homework and study. And I would have to agree, business content gets dry and it's too repetitive to write business reports.

You can still do economics without business, since it focuses more on macroeconomics on a national and global scale. You shouldn't have to keep business if you don't like the subject, it may be considered a waste of your time and effort.

Think about what you want to focus your efforts on the units that you want to be counted for the HSC.
 

idkkdi

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Hey guys,

So basically its half way through the HSC year and I'm considering dropping Business Studies. I have never really liked the subject, just picked it because it went pretty hand in hand with Economics. The current subjects I do include: English Adv, Ext 2 Maths, Ext 1 Maths, Economics, Business. I have a accelerated IPT course which I finished in 2018 and got a HSC mark of 93.
Basically if I choose to drop Business then that course would be used instead. I have looked at the ATAR estimates and scaled mark differences between IPT and Business Studies and a 93 in IPT is better than a 93 in Business. I find business studies pretty easy and I know I can get a Band 6 but the large quantity and dryness of the content really puts me off learning. I want to dedicate my time towards getting 95+ in Economics (my goal) as well as focusing on getting 80+ in Ext 2 maths.

By dropping Business will that be putting my HSC at risk or not? What would you guys recommend I do? I just feel like by dropping Business I will have so much more time to study all my other subjects.

Hopefully you guys can guide me to make a decision soon as I have an upcoming Business Exam (15th of May) which I'm really not keen on studying for. Thanks :)
Business aligns better, so it scales better than IPT based on raw mark. Not bothered to explain this process, you can research it.
 

studiesofboard

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also, send me your ipt notes plz
Check out the IPT notes here:
 

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