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    Hardest Leaving cert subjects? joe Biscuit

    Hi, I am still only in 3rd year but i'm going to skip TY (waste of time). I am just wondering which leaving cert subjects are the ones to avoid. I have heard HIgher maths takes up way more time than any other subject. is there any optional subjects that are not worht the trouble and are really hard to do well in ?

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      Trevor94

      Hi, I am in 6th year and I find Chemistry to be difficult and it does require a lot of studying but I enjoy science subjects, so because I enjoy it I know I will work at it more! My advice to you is to choose subjects you know you will enjoy!

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      Emm_Laurenn

      Hey! History and Biology are pretty hard graft if I'm honest. Unless you're really interested in those subjects or have to do them because of your career choice, then avoid them. History at junior cert is A LOT different for the leaving cert! And...TY was not a waste of time! :P

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      Emm_Laurenn

      Hey! History and Biology are pretty hard graft if I'm honest. Unless you're really interested in those subjects or have to do them because of your career choice, then avoid them. History at junior cert is A LOT different for the leaving cert! And...TY was not a waste of time! :P

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      KK123

      history and physics

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      KK123

      and honors maths :L

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      Katiax4

      it all depends what you're better at :)

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      fishnetsxD

      H.e, geography, biology, music - pretty easy subjects. :D

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      filsan

      for me it has to be biology

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      Keeley

      History is definitely the hardest and longest course of all the other subjects, avoid if you don't have an interest or if you didn't do well in your jc in it

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      leavingcert2015:)x

      I'd say to avoid subjects like biology, history and geography as though they're easy to understand, there's a really broad course and a lot of information to retain. Subjects like music, physics, chemistry, construction, DCG ect are easier to study for because they also have a broad practical element which breaks up the learning.

      And I've got to say I disagree with you, TY- NOT a waste of time!!!

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      Bubbles1D

      I'm currently in third year as well. I also think TY is a huge waste of time. Im choosing history, business ,economics higher level French , honours maths, English and Irish. I would advise you to pick the subjects you like as you will be more motivated to study and that's the key to high points. If you want to do something in medicine you should keep on the science you need. I personally want to become a lawyer ( barrister or solicitor I don't know yet) so I'm keeping on history as it will help me prepare me for the huge amount of learning for my law course. I also find history interesting. But I also have a job profession back up. If I suddenly change my mind ( which I don't think I will ) I will probably study entrepreneurship in university. I love business. If you have no idea what you want to be, keep your options open. The only reason why I'm not picking a science is because I've never liked it. I hope my advice has helped in your decision making. :)

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      gillianh16

      You should rethink skipping ty its not a waste of time at all and helps build you so much. Im such a different person since TY. Anyway I'd say stay away from Chemistry and HIstory. I don't do them but everyone I know that does never stops complaining. HL maths can be difficult but nowhere near as hard as HL Irish. I personally find Biology pretty easy and so does the rest of my class

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      evafinn

      Obviously Honours maths is very difficult but I would recommend it! Just keep doing exam questions/ask the teacher to go over stuff

      Art takes up ALOT of time. A lot more than you would think. Seriously.

      Learn your basics for languages oral exam.

      Music is hard for the first year and 1/2 but it soon clicks (what I've been told, I don't do it).

      Wouldn't know about the science subjects but I've been told Biology is very,very large course.

      Geography isn't difficult as long as you keep studying and know your regions! Plus the course isn't hard to understand.

      Do LCVP. Do it. Finish your portfolio as soon as possible. Come August you won't regret it.

      People will tell you Business is piss easy. It's not.

      All subjects are going to be difficult. You need to study each one. I don't mean an intense study session every night in all your subjects - but don't let any of your subjects suffer.

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      jamielovesmusic123

      The hardest for me is probably Biology and Home-Ec , Even though there is a project in Home-Ec that is worth 20% but even still , The project is hard to do... Maths will always be difficult obviously... I do Business and I find it the easiest out of the lot , For Business - It is all mostly definitions and long questions that just need to be learned properly...

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      Mila

      whatever you do....STAY AWAY FROM HISTORY.My only advice.

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      amybarry

      Higher maths is the hardest!!! history is pretty hard but its fun to learn,business is extremely hard too chemistry is supposed to take a lot of time up, but go for what you feel and what you like! its easier to study a subject you like. im 15 and im in 5th year by the way

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      catherinecleary

      How easy or hard a subject is depends entirely on your interest and dedication to it. For example, a lot of people say Biology is very hard but I love it so I find it to be one of my easiest subjects. If you are genuinely interested in a subject, you will do well in it regardless of the size/complexity of the course. I also recommend that you reconsider TY. It really is worthwhile and gives you an extra year to mature.

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      bridgetown1

      Statistically, Biology is the HARDEST of the 3 LC sciences. It has the highest failure rate and the lowest honours rate.

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      Bubbles1D

      Now that I'm in fifth year, I guess I can give a more informed answer to your question. For me my hardest subject is probably higher level maths. I had a really terrible teacher at the start of the year which didn't help the situation. Anytime we didn't know something he'd just say Jesus Christ and complain how we did all of this stuff in first year. Like wtf we didn't do logs in first year! Anyways, my school changed our teacher because everyone was dropping to ordinary and failing his class. Our new teacher is much better and ACTUALLY explains things. It was like we were drinking dr.pepper all this time and switched to Coca Cola. Enough of my rant about maths, I'll go on to history. The thing I was most shocked about history is that we mostly do essays. To be honest the essays aren't the hard part, it's actually learning the material that is most difficult but when I put it in my own words I tend to remember it more. Between business and economics, economics is probably harder as there is more understanding to the course than business. Economics is very interesting and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has an interest in current affairs or how consumers behave in response to relative prices. I'm so thankful I picked it over accounting. I love both of business and economics and my grades are very high but I was kinda surprised how factual business is. It's a no bullshit subject as in there is no room for waffle. Which is something I kinda like about it. You don't need to write a whole lot to get the marks just headings, relevant points and examples where required. Which is a stark contrast to history where you really need both quality and quantity to get the grade you want. I can't really give you advice on the science subjects as I don't do one. I honestly found it so boring and I'm also thankful I followed my interests as I love all the subjects I picked for the leaving. Two of my friends do both biology & chemistry and they say that chemistry is definitely the harder one. One of my friends hates it but she's only doing it because she needs it for nursing. But that is only my friends opinions. At the end of the day, everyone is different and has different strengths and capabilities. What I may find interesting, you may find boring and likewise. So you just have to follow your passion as it will never lead you in the wrong direction.

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      alexoconnor6

      If you are still deciding between business route or science route take 2 sciences and 1 business as business courses in Uni tend to teach you like you never did business while science route courses expect you to have some knowledge

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      cooldude7878

      History is getting roasted here by previous comments but IMO it is very easy once you do not judge it by 2016 yardsticks you must know the information extremely well but don't you have to do that for every subject anyway? Look if you didn't enjoy it for JC then you probably won't enjoy it for LC. But it doesn't get that much harder if you are sharp and adept historically which is so rare nowadays in many people.

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      Charles_5165

      history theres lots of learning so stay way from that chemistry only do it if youre interested in atoms and biology only do that if youre interested in plants and the study of living organisms

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      bridgetown1

      The attached document gives the % of Higher Level candidates who got an honour in this years leaving cert.

      attachment % ABC LC 16.xlsx

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