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HighSchoolerRS

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VCE subject plan?
« on: July 19, 2016, 09:46:27 pm »
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This is my subject plan though I'm not really sure if it is good or efficient. Could you guys give me some feedback (possibly based on experience or any knowledge)?

Year 10: 1/2 Biology + 1/2 Physics (not completely sure)
Year 11: 3/4 Biology + 3/4 Further Maths
Year 12: 3/4 Literature + 3/4 Methods + 3/4 Spesh + 3/4 Chemistry [+3/4 Physics if I don't do well in year 11 or something]

Thank you.
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Re: VCE subject plan?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 10:18:44 pm »
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Our experiences are ultimately very subjective. What one person finds "good" or "efficient" another will find not good or inefficient. It is however very good that you're planning ahead (some of the kids at my school didn't think past Year 10/11 when choosing subjects and had some issues down the track, unfortunately). I think some better questions you need to ask yourself are as follows:

- What do you want to do after Year 12? Have you taken a look at prerequisites for that course?
- Why are you choosing those subjects? Scaling/interest/combination of both?
- Will those subjects be able to maintain your interest?
- Do you think you can do well in those subjects? (learn from the mistakes of the 15 people at my school who dropped out of Physics in my cohort at different points during Unit 1/2). I know this is a bit underrated sometimes but being interested in your subjects makes it much easier to drag out that textbook and study when all you want to do is eat chocolate and watch dodgy rom-coms.
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HighSchoolerRS

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Re: VCE subject plan?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 07:31:04 am »
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Our experiences are ultimately very subjective. What one person finds "good" or "efficient" another will find not good or inefficient. It is however very good that you're planning ahead (some of the kids at my school didn't think past Year 10/11 when choosing subjects and had some issues down the track, unfortunately). I think some better questions you need to ask yourself are as follows:

- What do you want to do after Year 12? Have you taken a look at prerequisites for that course?
- Why are you choosing those subjects? Scaling/interest/combination of both?
- Will those subjects be able to maintain your interest?
- Do you think you can do well in those subjects? (learn from the mistakes of the 15 people at my school who dropped out of Physics in my cohort at different points during Unit 1/2). I know this is a bit underrated sometimes but being interested in your subjects makes it much easier to drag out that textbook and study when all you want to do is eat chocolate and watch dodgy rom-coms.

Thank you for your advice. My current goal is to get into medicine and for that I need chemistry and math methods.
Most of these subjects scale well and I am also interested in them - I do much better in these subjects compared to others.
I really hope that they maintain my interests.
Thank you for bringing up these points :)
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Re: VCE subject plan?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 11:06:44 am »
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If you're getting into the medicine, my advice is to get more into chemistry and biology as they are a lot more relevant. Medicine relies very heavily on biology and chemistry, so they get pretty intense. For maths, if you're interested in it, definitely try specialist!

As for physics, I will say it's okay not to do it in high school, as you're going to learn that from scratch anyway in uni, so physics from high school isn't too useful.
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Re: VCE subject plan?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 04:47:50 pm »
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If you're getting into the medicine, my advice is to get more into chemistry and biology as they are a lot more relevant. Medicine relies very heavily on biology and chemistry, so they get pretty intense. For maths, if you're interested in it, definitely try specialist!

As for physics, I will say it's okay not to do it in high school, as you're going to learn that from scratch anyway in uni, so physics from high school isn't too useful.

Thanks for your advice!
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