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Munti

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Just a few questions :)

- I am currently in year 11, and I plan on doing the following subjects in year 12:

- Biology
- Economics
- Legal Studies
- Modern History
- Adv Maths
- Extenstion 1 English
- Extension History

How good are all these subjects in regards to scaling ?
If I drop Biology and Extension 1 English in year 12, will most of my subjects be low scaling ? Thus, will that result in a lower ATAR ?

Any advice, comments and tips will be greatly appreciated :)
 
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StudentRN

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Just a few questions :)

- I am currently in year 11, and I plan on doing the following subjects in year 12:

- Biology
- Economics
- Legal Studies
- Modern History
- Adv Maths
- Extenstion 1 English
- Extension History

How good are all these subjects in regards to scaling ?
If I drop Biology and Extension 1 English in year 12, will most of my subjects be low scaling ? Thus, will that result in a lower ATAR ?

Any advice, comments and tips will be greatly appreciated :)

Hey, what is your study schedule/timetable and how much study do you do in a day?
 

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Just a few questions :)

- I am currently in year 11, and I plan on doing the following subjects in year 12:

- Biology
- Economics
- Legal Studies
- Modern History
- Adv Maths
- Extenstion 1 English
- Extension History

How good are all these subjects in regards to scaling ?
If I drop Biology and Extension 1 English in year 12, will most of my subjects be low scaling ? Thus, will that result in a lower ATAR ?

Any advice, comments and tips will be greatly appreciated :)
Are you bad at bio and ext 1? If thats the case then it shouldnt be too much of a big deal to drop them and doing low scaling subjects does not equal to getting a low atar.

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Just a few questions :)

- I am currently in year 11, and I plan on doing the following subjects in year 12:

- Biology
- Economics
- Legal Studies
- Modern History
- Adv Maths
- Extenstion 1 English
- Extension History

How good are all these subjects in regards to scaling ?
If I drop Biology and Extension 1 English in year 12, will most of my subjects be low scaling ? Thus, will that result in a lower ATAR ?

Any advice, comments and tips will be greatly appreciated :)
14 units is a lot of units to do in your HSC year, you will be swamped by assessments, homework and assignments, I'm telling you now. We do relatively similar subjects so I'll tell you from experience.
There's a post on scaling before with some of your subjects but generally Economics, Advanced Maths, Extension 1 English + Advanced English and History Extension are the better scaling subjects of your combination. Do well in these subjects and you will most likely get scaled up. As for Biology, Legal Studies and Modern History, these aren't bad but probably decent scaling subjects, so scaling is only good if you do well!!!!
Even if you drop Bio and Ext1, you should still be good, provided you work harder and refine your essay because that'll be the basis of your subjects and skills. Remember that scaling doesn't mean jack if you do bad in it, do well in your exams and assessments and scaling should bring you up.
Oh yeah as I mentioned before, your subjects are relatively spread out so it means your subjects are from different faculties (well in my school they are). If your school is similar to mine it means I have 7 different subjects from 6 difficult faculties and that means my assessments are basically near each other. Sometimes you may have 3 different assessments in just one week (I did and it was awful but I got through it and you most certainly will too!!!)
Just stay on your work, get organised and do not fall behind or all your content will catch up to you and you'll be stressed af lol
 

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Hey, what is your study schedule/timetable and how much study do you do in a day?
At the moment I only spend about 1-2 hours a day studying (mainly just writing notes, doing school & tutoring hw, super quick revision). I don’t necessarily do extra work or study ahead of everyone else AS OF YET (mostly because I’m a lazy ass and I haven’t really gotten into a set routine yet). I study more for subjects I’m weaker at (math and biology), and less for subjects that are my strengths and I really enjoy (Modern History, Legal Studies). I don’t follow a set timetable because as soon as I make one, I tend to just not follow it completely because it doesn’t suit my current priorities and/or my situation. Sorry for the overload of info, but any tips would be greatly appreciated :)
 

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Are you bad at bio and ext 1? If thats the case then it shouldnt be too much of a big deal to drop them and doing low scaling subjects does not equal to getting a low atar.

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I’m not necessarily bad at biology, but because my other subjects are also really content heavy I kind of struggle with all of the information, AND I also don’t really like the subject, meaning I won’t have the motivation to study for it. For Extension 1 English, my class is very competitive and genuinely super smart, and I know it’s early days but, I don’t think I’m going to rank that well in it. It also seems like a lot of workload for one unit, so I’d rather pick up extension history in year 12 as I enjoy it way more. Any advice would be great ! Thanks
 

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14 units is a lot of units to do in your HSC year, you will be swamped by assessments, homework and assignments, I'm telling you now. We do relatively similar subjects so I'll tell you from experience.
There's a post on scaling before with some of your subjects but generally Economics, Advanced Maths, Extension 1 English + Advanced English and History Extension are the better scaling subjects of your combination. Do well in these subjects and you will most likely get scaled up. As for Biology, Legal Studies and Modern History, these aren't bad but probably decent scaling subjects, so scaling is only good if you do well!!!!
Even if you drop Bio and Ext1, you should still be good, provided you work harder and refine your essay because that'll be the basis of your subjects and skills. Remember that scaling doesn't mean jack if you do bad in it, do well in your exams and assessments and scaling should bring you up.
Oh yeah as I mentioned before, your subjects are relatively spread out so it means your subjects are from different faculties (well in my school they are). If your school is similar to mine it means I have 7 different subjects from 6 difficult faculties and that means my assessments are basically near each other. Sometimes you may have 3 different assessments in just one week (I did and it was awful but I got through it and you most certainly will too!!!)
Just stay on your work, get organised and do not fall behind or all your content will catch up to you and you'll be stressed af lol
Thankyou for your advice ! I really appreciate it :) Just one question, if I get a mark of perhaps 90 in Legal Studies/Modern History, will my final mark get scaled down significantly do you reckon ? And if I get like an 80 in economics, will that get scaled down a lot ? Thanks !
 

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At the moment I only spend about 1-2 hours a day studying (mainly just writing notes, doing school & tutoring hw, super quick revision). I don’t necessarily do extra work or study ahead of everyone else AS OF YET (mostly because I’m a lazy ass and I haven’t really gotten into a set routine yet). I study more for subjects I’m weaker at (math and biology), and less for subjects that are my strengths and I really enjoy (Modern History, Legal Studies). I don’t follow a set timetable because as soon as I make one, I tend to just not follow it completely because it doesn’t suit my current priorities and/or my situation. Sorry for the overload of info, but any tips would be greatly appreciated :)
That’s fine :) 1-2 hours per night is sufficient for year 11
 

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That’s fine :) 1-2 hours per night is sufficient for year 11
Should I be doing more in order to get myself a competitive advantage over others ? What else do you recommend I should do ? Thanks :)
 

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