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Help! Dropping from 13 units to 11?
« on: March 29, 2019, 03:00:21 am »
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Hey friends,
I have been doing mental gymnastics trying to come up with an answer to my issue and I thought getting the forumís advice would be helpful.
I am in year 12 and currently take 13 units: 4u English, 3u Chinese, society, modern and ancient.
I love all my subjects, but my school has chosen to make 1/2 of our ancient course Ancient Egypt (both the time period study and personality study). And am really not enjoying it, it doesnít interest me and itís getting to the point where I loathe going to ancient.
I am currently considering dropping ancient and pursuing 11 units in the HSC, what do you guys think? Is this a good idea?
Should I drop something/a class just because I hate it? My prelim average for ancient was 92% and my current average is 92.5%. Would I be a stupid idea to drop this class that I have such a high average in?
Also, no I donít need ancient for uni and am not particularly worried about my atar because I only need a 75. Iím also fairly confident that my prelim results will allow me a spot in early entry!
Help me!  :'(
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Re: Help! Dropping from 13 units to 11?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 10:13:54 am »
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Hi!

I think having 11 units will be fine because you still have that one unit for backup. Personally I donít think itís worth putting yourself through something you donít like while you still have that extra unit. :-)

I hope this helps!
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Re: Help! Dropping from 13 units to 11?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 10:29:51 am »
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Totally agree with Holly! Why put yourself through something you so strongly dislike! ;D

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Re: Help! Dropping from 13 units to 11?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 10:36:33 am »
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Hey, sunburi!

If you're enjoying your other units and there's one class that's clearly causing you some grief, I do think you should drop it. Since I did three of your subjects, I can tell you now that balancing Ext 2 English, SAC and Modern will be a challenge. This will become even more apparent during periods when you have to submit drafts for your Major Works, as well as prepare for exams. Dropping Ancient will give you more time to work on those subjects, as well as a language which I can imagine would be quite demanding content-wise too. More importantly, if the content doesn't excite you, I don't think good marks will be enough to motivate you down the track.

Good to see that you're thinking about your uni prospects already though  :) I'm sure that you'll find success whether you keep Ancient or not but I agree with what fantasticbeasts3 and jamonwindeyer have suggested  ;D

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Re: Help! Dropping from 13 units to 11?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 02:46:23 pm »
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Hi!

I think having 11 units will be fine because you still have that one unit for backup. Personally I donít think itís worth putting yourself through something you donít like while you still have that extra unit. :-)

I hope this helps!

Hey Fantasticbeasts3,
Thanks so much for a prompt reply to my call for help lol  ;D
At first 11 units scared me, but so many have been telling me that I still have that 1u safety net if I screw up a portion of an exam. Thanks for reassuring me and ridding me of this concern

Totally agree with Holly! Why put yourself through something you so strongly dislike! ;D

Hey Jamon, youíre always coming in crutch for me and my advice posts lol!
I have the forms to drop ancient and have talked to my teacher and head teacher about it, I am fairly certain I will but will solidify my feelings over the weekend!
Also, look forward to seeing you around at the upcoming term 1 lectures! <3

Hey, sunburi!

If you're enjoying your other units and there's one class that's clearly causing you some grief, I do think you should drop it. Since I did three of your subjects, I can tell you now that balancing Ext 2 English, SAC and Modern will be a challenge. This will become even more apparent during periods when you have to submit drafts for your Major Works, as well as prepare for exams. Dropping Ancient will give you more time to work on those subjects, as well as a language which I can imagine would be quite demanding content-wise too. More importantly, if the content doesn't excite you, I don't think good marks will be enough to motivate you down the track.

Good to see that you're thinking about your uni prospects already though  :) I'm sure that you'll find success whether you keep Ancient or not but I agree with what fantasticbeasts3 and jamonwindeyer have suggested  ;D

Thank you so much for your long and detailed reply! I have decided 99% to drop ancient, I have talked to me teachers and the head teacher as well as my mum and they all say itís in my best interest if Iím really not enjoying it. I will hand in my forms come Monday!

I am loving ext 2 English, sac and modern at the moment and my love for them give me a great deal of passion and motivation to do well and study... however I do not have this passion for ancient and I feel that even though my current marks are great, leading up to the hsc I will lose my ability to force myself to study for it, and my marks will eventually fall.

So awesome to find another like me who is very English/humanities based ;D itís a lot of content and work but so rewarding!
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Re: Help! Dropping from 13 units to 11?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 05:32:09 pm »
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So awesome to find another like me who is very English/humanities based ;D itís a lot of content and work but so rewarding!

I always love finding people who share subjects in common with me  :) Great conversations to be had! The immense work and effort you put into these subjects really empower you. I agree wholeheartedly about them being so rewarding! Hope youíre coming to the lectures for this series  ;D Lots of exciting things ahead!

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