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Chem eco 4u maths 3u eng

Bombed 4u maths first task but i actually have the drive to work harder for this subject (and kind of enjoy it). Ranked decently for chem, 3u maths, adv english. I didnt have an assessment for ext eng. Should i drop ext eng? I dont have a good teacher and honestly not a subject i see myself doing well in but also not sure because i have historically done 'well' in english but not so for in-class tasks only hand in. Really worried ab the risk of 10u and having all my subjects count. What do u think? Aiming for above 95 because not sure what course exactly i want to do yet.
 

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Pretty much, if you weigh up the pros and cons of keeping 10 units vs dropping, it may help you in your decision.

Pros of keeping 11 units:

  • Backup unit if things don't go completely to plan
  • Have the right mindset for 4U (which means you will inherently work harder in it)

Cons of keeping 11 units (pros of dropping to 10 units):

  • 'Extra work' as an extra exam
  • Not motivated as much for Extension English (I don't know too much about Extension vs Advanced, so hopefully, someone can provide some advice on that)
Personally, I would keep 11 units (but that's probably my bias as I also did 11 units for my HSC, and didn't see it as much more work compared to 10 units) as you have the extra back up subject. You also have a bit more time first term of next year to decide if you want to drop a unit or not, based on your performance in your next exams.
 

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Chem eco 4u maths 3u eng

Bombed 4u maths first task but i actually have the drive to work harder for this subject (and kind of enjoy it). Ranked decently for chem, 3u maths, adv english. I didnt have an assessment for ext eng. Should i drop ext eng? I dont have a good teacher and honestly not a subject i see myself doing well in but also not sure because i have historically done 'well' in english but not so for in-class tasks only hand in. Really worried ab the risk of 10u and having all my subjects count. What do u think? Aiming for above 95 because not sure what course exactly i want to do yet.
10 is fine. From my experience, students rarely ever absolutely flunk one subject that it massively impacts their marks.
 

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