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« on: June 24, 2022, 11:38:32 pm »
How important is maths for getting into university?
I'm currently in year 11 doing general maths and find it Boring. I'm also doing very average in the subject and feel as though I could be doing something else like business or sociology which I feel Id be better at. I would like to do something within the field of law, business or media. If I drop maths this year will I regret it in the future?


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Re: Subject changes
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 11:27:34 am »
It depends on where you want to go in the future.

Some business courses require some form of Year 12 maths, and some donít. If you want to study business at RMIT, then you only need a raw 25 SS in your English subject and a 70+ ATAR, so no maths. If you want to study business at say, Monash Uni, then Further is a prerequisite, which means, if you donít take it (or a bridging course/ equivalent) you wonít get into that course by default. If you want to cast the net wider and study commerce (which is in the same vein as business), commerce often requires a maths subject, especially Methods or Spesh, particularly if youíre thinking of studying at Monash or Melbourne Unis.

If you want to study law or media, majority of these donít require maths at all.

On top of these, subject bonuses/ middle band subjects (additional points when unis consider who to give offers to) are often given to those who took any sort of maths particularly in business courses, so if youíd like a tiny leg up, that could help.

You can usually check out VTAC CourseSearch for course prerequisites and subject bonuses, though Melbourne and Monash Uni courses are currently not included there (though they usually do closer to August) and will have to be checked separately.

Summary: Probably best to have maths if youíre quite interested in business (or commerce) for the best chances at all possible institutes.
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