Last year when choosing subjects for prelim/hsc, all of my subjects clashed (somehow even my backup subjects managed to be on same line) and I only ended up getting two of the subjects I am really interested in (modern history and biology), whilst I had to pick subjects on other lines to fill remaining units. I was really excited to get into senior school and to specialise in subjects in which I genuinely feel passionate about and now I am stuck with random subjects that I have no desire to study. I tried to change these subjects last term, but the principal said it was too late and unfair to other students who hadn't been allowed to change subjects either. I asked if I could move schools and my parents said no. The only reason I chose biology over legal studies (the first set of subjects that clashed) is because biology is a prerequisite for a variety of courses I am interested in, whereas legal studies is not (even not required for law degrees). I am enjoying biology, however, I can't help but think what I am missing in legal studies or what mark I might have attained. I knew since year 8 when we got elective selection books I wanted to do legal studies and therefore picked year 9 and 10 commerce as it was recommended in preparation/assumed knowledge and it's just a bit of a kick in the guts that I can't even take it. Same goes for the other set of subjects that clashed (modern and geography; although I enjoy modern, I wish I could do geography too). Apologies for the rant, I just need some sort of advice. How do you study for subjects that you are not interested in?