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    PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    Hi all,

    Could anyone with experience in these courses give me some advice.

    My current subjects include:

    3U Maths
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    Bio

    I find that the workload is pretty heavey. I was wondering whether switching from chem to PDHPE would be a good idea? I've heard it complements biology pretty well

    Also, my chem teacher is never here and skims though hard concepts - I feel our class has gaps in our knowledge.

    Regardless, I would prbably switch SoR to catholic studies and maybe drop 3U to 2U maths.

    Any advice would be helpful

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    Re: PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    Yeah pdhpe is a good subject to study with bio, so if you think you're gonna have a hard time with chem (you probably will considering the circumstances), then switch.

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    Re: PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    Bio is not hard but rather has a lot of content so keep that in mind, Pe is pretty easy, mostly just common sense and memorizing syllabus headings. Personally i found Chem to not be too tricky but that might just be me.
    I do all three, there is very little cross over between PE and Bio,

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    Re: PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    Biology is pretty fun for example if you want to study medicine you might like biology or if you just like the sort of subject in general, but it's a lot of memorising and applying the knowledge. From what I've heard and seen PDH doesn't really have matching content but bio has stuff about the PROCESSES of the body while PDH has stuff about the STRUCTURE (I THINK, I don't do PDH).

    Chem I'm not sure I dropped out of it because of the teacher but like the whole chem class has tutoring so if you keep chem you'll most likely need one or have to study hard to understand all the concepts.
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    Re: PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    Thanks guys for all the comments!

    Also another point of consideration is that if I drop chem then I wouldn't have two prac exams for year 12, correct?

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    Re: PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    One more question: would I be at adisadvantage switching to PDHPE without knowledge of the preliminary course?

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    Re: PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    Quote Originally Posted by Pandamonium99 View Post
    Thanks guys for all the comments!

    Also another point of consideration is that if I drop chem then I wouldn't have two prac exams for year 12, correct?
    Correct unless PDH has pracs
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    Re: PDH vs Biology vs Chemistry

    There is very little continuation from year 11 PDHPE to year 12, only one small section. You're not missing out on anything

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