Why I recommend 11 units:Thanks Adrita for your responses.
Why do you recommend 11 units? What does it really serve you?
Also, why did you enjoy HIX?
+1As a student with still 5 HSC exams to go (i do 12 units), here's my insight.
If you have a 'bad' subject, it's a no-brainer. Drop straight away. I'm guessing you don't thought so let's continue.
If you're truly confident with your subjects (excluding English coz lelz) then I think 10 units is better. The idea of a 'safety net' will just (1) probably give you a false sense of security and (2) detract time from your other subjects.
The only reason I did 12 units was because I was coming first in all my subjects and it felt weird to drop. Plus the only thing that I would've dropped was Economics and I liked that subject too much (one can't possibly fathom dropping Chem or Physics). Plus, I thought having 12 units would keep me productive and ensure my work ethic was at a max. Which it kind of did, I haven't really slacked off all year, but sometimes I just think of how much better I could've done in say, English or Physics if I had dedicated more time to those instead of Eco. On the flip-side, I know people with 6-8 units (accelerants) that got complacent and ended up playing Dota all year.
Final verdict: 10 but don't slack off. Smash all your subs and trust me there will be no ragretz.
EDIT: Didn't read you were considering HX. You should pick it up. 11 units is still good.
Story of my life, except i don't play Dota (I did 8 units at school this year)On the flip-side, I know people with 6-8 units (accelerants) that got complacent and ended up playing Dota all year.