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    Dropping business or economics?

    I am currently at a crossroads as to whether I should drop business or economics. In terms of results and rankings, I ranked 2nd for both courses, attaining approx. 85% for both. I suppose I did decently considering my lackadaisical attitude towards study. However, I know I could've done much better in both courses if I had fully applied myself to my studies. In spite of my reluctance to exert myself entirely, I enjoyed the content in both courses. Judging from the HSC syllabus for the two courses, I believe I will to the likes of the prelim course, enjoy them both. I also decided to pick up extension history, giving me an extra unit.

    I am currently doing 13 units and the subjects below:
    - Modern History (Cohort of 25)
    - History Extension (Cohort of 15)
    - Business Studies (Cohort of 50 something)
    - English Advanced (Cohort of 40 something)
    - English Extension 1 (Cohort of 5)
    - General Maths (Cohort of 80 something)
    - Economics (Cohort of 10)
    - SOR 1 (Cohort of 100+, compulsory, can be dropped to Catholic Studies)

    As I do not consider dropping extension english, extension history or general maths (unless convinced otherwise) an option, I have therefore been left in this dilemma, in which I must decide to drop either business or economics...



    All opinions, thoughts and potential solutions are greatly appreciated!
    Last edited by kia64; 3 Nov 2017 at 12:25 PM.

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    Re: Dropping business or economics?

    Quote Originally Posted by kia64 View Post
    I am currently at a crossroads as to whether I should drop business or economics. In terms of results and rankings, I ranked 2nd for both courses, attaining approx. 85% for both. I suppose I did decently considering my lackadaisical attitude towards study. However, I know I could've done much better in both courses if I had fully applied myself to my studies. In spite of my reluctance to exert myself entirely, I enjoyed the content in both courses. Judging from the HSC syllabus for the two courses, I believe I will to the likes of the prelim course, enjoy them both. I also decided to pick up extension history, giving me an extra unit.

    I am currently doing 13 units and the subjects below:
    - Modern History (Cohort of 25)
    - History Extension (Cohort of 15)
    - Business Studies (Cohort of 50 something)
    - English Advanced (Cohort of 40 something)
    - English Extension 1 (Cohort of 5)
    - General Maths (Cohort of 80 something)
    - Economics (Cohort of 10)
    - SOR 1 (Cohort of 100+, compulsory, can be dropped to Catholic Studies)

    As I do not consider dropping extension english, extension history or general maths (unless convinced otherwise) an option, I have therefore been left in this dilemma, in which I must decide to drop either business or economics...



    All opinions, thoughts and potential solutions are greatly appreciated!
    I was in a similar position a for weeks back. Pick the one you enjoy most or will need later on in life. For me that was economics.
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    // Economics // Physics // Maths Extension 1 // Maths Extension 2 // English Advanced // Chemistry //

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    Re: Dropping business or economics?

    * Look at previous cohort performance in the HSC
    * Consider teacher quality
    * What do you want to do in the future?
    * Economics scales better then Business Studies
    * ATAR aim
    * Potentially wait until you get your rankings back for first assessment
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