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I'm in year 10 and i'm choosing subjects for year 11. What subjects should I choose if my grades are shit for english and maths (5.1) and my interests are computers ?

Maths 5.1: Grades that i'm receiving are around E and D.

English: Grades that i'm receiving are around E and D.
 
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I'm in year 10 and i'm choosing subjects for year 11. What subjects should I choose if my grades are shit for english and maths (5.1) and my interests are computers ?

Maths 5.1: Grades that i'm receiving are around E and D.

English: Grades that i'm receiving are around E and D.
You need to be a bit more specific in terms of computers. Because computers could mean coding and developing programs which you want to probably do computer science or software engineering in university, which from what I know from friends who are doing those degrees requires like extension 1 math because you have to do math subjects in uni. However, an interest in computers could also just mean like building them or working on them in a shop where you fix it, which you don't really need uni for since you could just learn that from tafe or some skills based school

I think more importantly though is you need to probably evaluate your study habits because getting the kind of grades you are getting indicates you are not studying as much as you should be, rather than solely indicating you are just poor at the subject. This is because with effort and consistent studying most people can get around 70-80% even if they are not good at the subject naturally
 

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You need to be a bit more specific in terms of computers. Because computers could mean coding and developing programs which you want to probably do computer science or software engineering in university, which from what I know from friends who are doing those degrees requires like extension 1 math because you have to do math subjects in uni. However, an interest in computers could also just mean like building them or working on them in a shop where you fix it, which you don't really need uni for since you could just learn that from tafe or some skills based school

I think more importantly though is you need to probably evaluate your study habits because getting the kind of grades you are getting indicates you are not studying as much as you should be, rather than solely indicating you are just poor at the subject. This is because with effort and consistent studying most people can get around 70-80% even if they are not good at the subject naturally
I just want to fix computers. So, what subjects should I choose then ?.
 

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IPT? SDD? Are you thinking about doing TAFE?
 

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TAFE is an option. Dose SDD have any maths in it?
 

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Not sure but you can find syllabus for sdd here https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/stage-6-learning-areas/technologies/software-design-development. Does your school have a career adviser? Would probably be helpful to talk to them plus talk to the sdd teacher.


Sounds like a VET course would probably more closely align to building and fixing computers have a look at the following link https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/stage-6-learning-areas/vet
 

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TAFE is an option. Dose SDD have any maths in it?
No SDD does not have any hard Maths in it. However it will make some of the programming you do easier to understand..
 

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