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    Should I drop down to Standard later?

    Hey guys.
    I am an Year 11 student that has just joined Normanhurst BHS.
    I am currently forced to study Advanced.
    I simply suck at it.
    Now, at the beginning of Year 12, I am thinking about dropping down to Standard.
    Should I do it, even though doing so means distance education for English?
    Here are the facts:
    • I do Tutoring at Matrix
    • I got C for my RoSA at my previous school, Chatswood HS
    • I hate English
    • Middle of Band 8 in NAPLAN Reading in Year 9
    • Middle of Band 9 in NAPLAN Writing in Year 9
    • Failed Selective Exams in Year 6, mostly due to English.
    • Dead average at English at Killarney Heights, a very dropkick school, which I attended in Years 7 - 9.
    • Got rejected by Manly Selective and North Sydney BHS in Year 6 for the same reason, although I did get in to Chatswood Selective.
    • Got rejected by North Sydney BHS again for the same reason, although I did get in to Manly Selective and Normanhurst BHS
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    Re: Should I drop down to Standard later?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon_V3 View Post
    Hey guys.
    I am an Year 11 student that has just joined Normanhurst BHS.
    I am currently forced to study Advanced.
    I simply suck at it.
    Now, at the beginning of Year 12, I am thinking about dropping down to Standard.
    Should I do it, even though doing so means distance education for English?
    Here are the facts:
    • I do Tutoring at Matrix
    • I got C for my RoSA at my previous school, Chatswood HS
    • I hate English
    • Middle of Band 8 in NAPLAN Reading in Year 9
    • Middle of Band 9 in NAPLAN Writing in Year 9
    • Failed Selective Exams in Year 6, mostly due to English.
    • Dead average at English at Killarney Heights, a very dropkick school, which I attended in Years 7 - 9.
    • Got rejected by Manly Selective and North Sydney BHS in Year 6 for the same reason, although I did get in to Chatswood Selective.
    • Got rejected by North Sydney BHS again for the same reason, although I did get in to Manly Selective and Normanhurst BHS
    At Selective school English Advanced is compulsory (pretty sure)

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    Re: Should I drop down to Standard later?

    Do English Advanced. Similar difficulty but the aligning is a lot better then Standard.
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    Re: Should I drop down to Standard later?

    don't do standard
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    Re: Should I drop down to Standard later?

    You're forced to do adv since you go to a selective school, and you should honestly stick with it. I don't see much difference between the two, except the scaling for standard is tragic compared to advanced. Just pull through, I'm sure you will be fine.
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    Re: Should I drop down to Standard later?

    How well did u do in your normanhurst entry exams in maths and english because i feel like i aced English but did bad in maths.

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