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Aoifefleming05
Need subject help

I'm thinking of doing geography, french, biology, and ag science for my leaving cert subjects. Any tips on if these are good/ bad choices? other recommendations appreciated?


22 Comments
benocoinneain
I think a good idea is to look through the exam papers in those subjects and see if it is something that you can see yourself answering.
EoghanOConnor2002
ag science and bio are really easy wouldnt reccomend geography theres a n awful amount of learning involved
Andrewmcg
Andrewmcg
good because they r quite similar
Kiwishan1
Kiwishan1
geography is very difficult timing wise but if you're a fast writer i'd deffo recommend it :)
sophia17
sophia17
biology is really good, definitely reccomend
Slavvy
Slavvy
Geography is pure smack, i regret doing it. It's not hard per say but it does definitely require a lot of writing and dedication. The 80 mark essays at the end of the paper offer some easy marks as you can prepare them. You need to be able to draw well too, if you enjoyed JC geography you most likely will enjoy LC geography as the content is quite similar.
Brucelukyanov
dont recommend geography its awful
PeterLP
PeterLP
Biology is great
alexegan10
Seeing a lot of people saying geo isnt good, i would recommend picking subjects YOU enjoy and that YOUR good at. I picked my best subjects from my jc (french, business, geography, biology and business). Hope this helps
alexegan10
I used the wrong You're, my bad
Educey123
Educey123
I do all three except french. im a leaving cert student too! in mu opinin i fing geography good but there is a lot of writing. biology is okay you jusy have to learn it but i dont find my notes very helpful. i am not a fan of ag science, i regret chosing it as a subject but thats my opinons! :)
Eireann1149
I am currently doing Ag.sciencein leaving and it requires a lot of general knowledge on animals but also a lot of attention to detail. Numbers are a big thing in Ag. Science also. Biology and Ag.science go hand in hand I think, lots of the questions relate between those subjects and also geography but not as much.
evanhearne
Biology and Ag Science have similar principles, that coupled with the project you do for Ag Sci accounting for 25% of your overall exam is a good reason to pick this subject. Biology is a very good choice given there is loads of content out on it through CrashCourse (a YT series, highly recommend for study) and as long as you understand the content, the definitions will follow. French I believe is a good choice as you can watch your way to the exam through Netflix or YouTube along with some practice of the exam paper. If you build up your listening skills through entertainment, your pronunciation will follow. If you can speak the language, you are ready for the exam. As for Geography, if you have a good teacher and a good attitude to learning as with the rest of the subjects here you'll be fine. And you have a project which takes pressure off of you
evanhearne
The oral will too if you perceive it as a project too
ciarawalsh02
I love geography but it's defo not as predictable as biology and French but if you liked and did well in JC Geography definitely do it beacause if you like it you'll put the work in
WeaferS
WeaferS
Realistically, pick subjects you have an interest in. That way you will be motivated to study it more as you'll enjoy learning about it. I don't do geography (I'm in 5th Year) and people in my year say its a lot different to JC exam-wise but not learning wise. French is enjoyable in sixth year you'll do an opinion piece. Biology has a lot of material so from the get-go you'll want to make neat notes/diagrams to help understand in the future.
CatStudies
ag science, geog & biology all count as science subjects! I would recommend picking two out of these three along with French (: Personally, I really enjoy bio <3 best of luck!
2tania8
2tania8
choose subjects which you're most confident in during the JC and look into briefly reading into the subject courses and the exam structure before you go into them. I made the foolish mistake of thinking that JC chemistry in science was similar to LC chem and ended up hating the subject and transferred into geography later on. Geography is definitely a tricky subject to study, but make notes as you go along and constantly revise topics to reduce the burden later on. Biology is quite strict on the way you phrase your answers so practice exam language for that as well as constant revision and you'll be grand. Best of luck and hope this helps!
382818187103
best combo is physics biology and ag sceince
deirdrebutler7
Dont do geography Im doing it since I got an A in the junior cert and I hate it. So much learning and very boring.
Thomas101
Thomas101
depends on the teachers in the school, talk to older students/friends/siblings that are in the school for advice on teachers !!! it makes a huge difference
KateCronin3
I most definitely recommend geography! Do be warned there is a massive amount of information invloved and essays to know, but its amazing if you enjoyed it for JC youll love it for LC, as a lot of the info you learned in JC is the same in LC. Biology is dire tons of information taught in such a small period of time.
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