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Hello all, I'm currently in year 10 and my subject selection is this week and I would like all of your input before I select my subjects.

Right now I have two combinations of subjects that I'm torn between:
Combo 1: 3u Maths, Advanced English, Physics, Eco, Business, PDHPE
Combo 2: 3u Maths, 3u English, Physics, Chem, Eco.

For combo 1, I like the subjects (and PDHPE is easy) however Business Studies and PDHPE scale low. As for combo 2, I could do 3u English in year 11 to see if I like it, then drop it if I want to. However it has Chemistry which I don't enjoy, however will do good in if I put extra effort into it. It gives me more flexibility and offers higher scaling for year 12, however I like combo 1 better because it's more interesting.

Other things: I'm not sure what I want to do for university, but I would like to do Actuarial Sciences/Studies in UNSW or USyd because I like statistics, however 4u looks a tad bit boring.

Thanks!
 

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Since you said you like these subjects you should do them
- PDHPE
- Chemistry

Business is low scaling but combined with with ext units it would be fine I think.

- Don't worry about what you want to do if you don't know yet - you have all year 12 to do it :)
 
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If you are looking into actuarial studies, it is strongly recommended to do Extension 2 Maths in Year 12(Although, its definetly not necessary). Although, there is very little correlation between Ext 2 and Actuarial studies, the difficulty of Ext 2 will help prepare you for the course.(What i've heard from my friends)
 

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Since you said you like these subjects you should do them
- PDHPE
- Chemistry

Business is low scaling but combined with with ext units it would be fine I think.

- Don't worry about what you want to do if you don't know yet - you have all year 12 to do it :)
Thank you. But just pointing out chemistry is the subject I don't like haha.
 

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You really said 4U is boring 🤦‍♂️ In general, choose the subjects you like. If you have an interest in something, then you will inevitably succeed no matter the scaling and whatnot.
 

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i also recommend doing 4u if you enjoy maths ^ it honestly makes 3u make so much more sense, especially with the syllabus change (im part of the first year doing it), the topics are definitely engaging (altho i cant say the same about 3u - stats BLUEGH). even though it sounds intimidating and difficult, it is actually not that bad once you learn the concepts!
 

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If you are looking into actuarial studies, it is strongly recommended to do Extension 2 Maths in Year 12(Although, its definetly not necessary). Although, there is very little correlation between Ext 2 and Actuarial studies, the difficulty of Ext 2 will help prepare you for the course.(What i've heard from my friends)
Yeah it's correlated in a way I guess, since you need high problem solving skills for actuarial which you need for ext 2 maths as well. There are a few people that didn't do maths ext 2 in my cohort though.

What are the general opinions you've heard about Boredofstudies?
Would you consider sitting a BOS Trial for subjects other than the Math subjects?(This is to find out if it's worth it to expand)
I found 4u maths to be quite difficult (ended up getting 89 because school ranks screwed me over lol) but all that hard 4u basically made my 3u really good without trying too hard lol (got 96). Anyway now the 4u maths syllabus has gotten rid of a lot of the hard stuff in the old syllabus (conics etc) so I would definitely recommend going for 4u!
Yeah I definitely recommend maths ext 2... I was struggling so hard with it in the first sem, I was about to quit because I couldn't even do graphs or complex numbers LOL... but yeah over time once you practice and problem solving skills rise, it becomes fun. Btw once you get comfortable with the hard maths ext 2 questions, the hard maths ext 1 questions become easy and makes it an exam about silly mistakes.
 

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Welp, and I'm drowning in 3u. IN YEAR 11 :(

Tragic. Then there are people who can body 3u questions blind.

Kinda makes me depressed.
Bodying easy 3u questions is easy. Last questions for most schools are easy as well. If you can body the Enrichment questions in the old Cambridge books, then respect.
 

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Agreed. Since enrichment questions are really difficult, even when I use the interactive with worked solutions to check later on.

Foundation is real easy and development are okay, though some take time.
 

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Welp, and I'm drowning in 3u. IN YEAR 11 :(

Tragic. Then there are people who can body 3u questions blind.

Kinda makes me depressed.
Well people have different natural abilities... just need to try and develop a strategy for yourself to improve ^^ as I said in an above post I was struggling with the easiest 4u topics that others were finding easy, so yep just work hard :)
 

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Bodying easy 3u questions is easy. Last questions for most schools are easy as well. If you can body the Enrichment questions in the old Cambridge books, then respect.
Haha are you sure last questions for most schools are easy.

Prepare for some insane perms and combs... :)
 

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However it has Chemistry which I don't enjoy, however will do good in if I put extra effort into it
This sentence screams with irony. What makes you think that you will put extra effort into a subject you don't enjoy? Serious question. If you don't enjoy something, you will dread doing the bare minimum work for it such as homework, so what is going to magically motivate you to put extra effort in? It's not as easy as it sounds. Anyone can do good in any subject if they just "put in extra effort". A big part of the HSC is about being motivated to do that extra study, because you actually like the subject. If you do a subject purely because of scaling, i wish you luck surviving 700+ days without burning out.
 

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He used the suggestion of the combos. His words not mine. That comment you made is actually somewhat racist. I would actually ask you to withdraw them.
Oh, apologies I did not make the connection with the combinations he provided.

I was referring specifically to the 2 Unit English, 4 Unit Maths, chemistry and physics combination, which is commonly referred to as the "asian 10" for brevity.

As far as I know I have not seen it used in a way that is overtly or implicitly racist. However, I apologise if I made you feel uncomfortable.
 

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Oh, apologies I did not make the connection with the combinations he provided.

I was referring specifically to the 2 Unit English, 4 Unit Maths, chemistry and physics combination, which is commonly referred to as the "asian 10" for brevity.

As far as I know I have not seen it used in a way that is overtly or implicitly racist. However, I apologise if I made you feel uncomfortable.
yeah you are absolutely right, idk why hscbuzman was offended. You didn't say anything negative about it. You just called it the asian 10, because most people who do that combo are asian. Nothing bad said. Nowadays, you can't say anything without someone going "BuT thAt'S RaCiSt" when it clearly isn't.
 

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