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nicolagrg
Choosing lc subjects

Hi! I'm in TY and I am having trouble choosing my subjects, I enjoy science but mostly the biology side of things. I dont really want to choose chemistry but I am scared of changing my mind in 6th year, what if I do want to be a doctor in the future, its just a bunch of questions. I hope to either go into nursing or something in the medical field or marketing/ business. I also like art but I am scared since it is alot of project based work which relies on how good you are on drawing and I would say I am not the best but not the worst? I'm also scared if i get too distracted in class while doing the project since for the JC I procassinated everything and never did things in class but still managed to get a really good grade, it was so stressful though. Also really liked Geography in JC and found it easy and did well. And I do french :') Which of these do you recommend to me? 1. Biology, Geography, Art 2. Biology ,Chemistry, art 3. Biology, Chemistry, Geography Thanks and sorry for all this info, I am just really lost and confused haha.


18 Comments
Nataliaxx112
Hey, I'm a 6th year student and If i was u I would pick option 2 or 3, because since u want to go into nursing or something in the medical field, chemistery is needed, and if u want to go into marketing/buisness then maths is the only important thing. But I would porbably choose option 3 because geography has parts of biology in it and u mentioned u really like it, and its easier to get an A in geography than it is to get in art. Hope this helped, good luck :)
Nataliaxx112
i forgot to mention theres lots of essays in geography
Fionamarian56
Hey, theres a lot of maths in chemistry, a lot more than I thought there would be. None of it is extremely difficult but make sure youre aware that theres lots of calculations before you pick. Chemistry is a lot of understanding in 5th year and it might seem very hard but it definietly gets easier in 6th year as long as you keep up with the work. Biology is very interesting, lots of learning off and not too much understanding but still needs lots of work. I did JC art but I never kept it on for LC because its too hard to get a H1 in. Hope this helped, good luck :)
nicolagrg
nicolagrg
Thank you so much guys! much appreciated :)
nicolagrg
nicolagrg
Would you say there is too much work if went with option 3?
Ncolgan10
Ncolgan10
Hi Im a sixth year student who also wants to work in the medical feild. I currently do chemistry biology and business. Going into 5th year i was scared chemistry would be way too difficult and i didnt think id be able to keep up at all , but it has become one of my best subjects and i average at a h1 now ! I too am so bad for procrastinating but once your interested in the subject it becomes that much easier to want to study,and if you understand it there is less learning off to do i think. i dont do art or geography but i think business could be a good choice if your looking into doing business/marketing when you leave school.
fionnseville1
i would go with option three , generally the workload will be close to eachother in each subject , probably more to learn in business subjects and chemistry. biology and geography are filled with a decent amount of common knowledge as well so if you find them easy enough at the moment there a good option , i would only choose chem if you enjoy it as it can be tough
Rithin Parisa
one recomendation dont pick geography. JC geography is easy but LC georgarphy is really hard and you have to learn so many essays and it just gets tiring. Look at the exam papers and you will undestand, and chemistry is not as bad as you think it is in my opinion it is lower in difficulty level than biology.
saanvi.samy
Hey i do chemistry and tbh chem is a really hard subject and regret picking it. its not really chemistry its mostly the history of chemistry. Unless u need it for the future i really advise against picking it. its very stressful. i dont do bio but i find geo hella easy cause u just need to learn off essays and there is a lot of choice in the exam.
Andrewmcg
Andrewmcg
if you do want to be a doctor you need two sciences and also if u want to do pharmacy u need chemistry. i'd say do chemistry because u need two sciences for certain subjects
peanutbutterlvr
Hi I'm a fifth year student and I am doing chemistry as well as art. I know what you mean about the amount of project work for art, but in the leaving cert you do all your work in class time because you are not allowed to take it home. Honestly I think this is much easier study and homework wise beacues you have more time afterschool to focus on your other subjects. I was thinking about choosing geography too but remember that there are loads of essays to do and if you choose this with biology (which is a bulky course), it might feel like a lot. Fromwhat my friends tell me, geography is a lot of work (more than JC). I find chemistry interesting, but it depends on your personality type: there are lots of equations and calculations and a lot of it is about understanding the topics rather than rote learning. I think that option 2 would be good for you, but I guess it depends on what you like. Sorry for the super long paragraph but hope this helps!
peanutbutterlvr
Hi I'm a fifth year student and I am doing chemistry as well as art. I know what you mean about the amount of project work for art, but in the leaving cert you do all your work in class time because you are not allowed to take it home. Honestly I think this is much easier study and homework wise beacues you have more time afterschool to focus on your other subjects. I was thinking about choosing geography too but remember that there are loads of essays to do and if you choose this with biology (which is a bulky course), it might feel like a lot. Fromwhat my friends tell me, geography is a lot of work (more than JC). I find chemistry interesting, but it depends on your personality type: there are lots of equations and calculations and a lot of it is about understanding the topics rather than rote learning. I think that option 2 would be good for you, but I guess it depends on what you like. Sorry for the super long paragraph but hope this helps!
TomMcGrenery
Your experience with chemistry will mostly depend on the standard of your teacher. If your teacher is interesting and makes an effort, chemistry is enjoyable and you will find yourself becoming interested in the subject.
jackmul12
jackmul12
hey there, Im a sixth year student and I'm doing Biology , Chemisty and Art. I love them equally and I honestly couldn't choose which is my favourite. I knew I always wanted to do science after school so thats why I chose biology and chem. At the start I was afraid I wouldnt like chemistry but its really not as bad as people make it out to be. There is a bit of maths but if you enjoyed HL jc maths you will have no problem. Biology course is definitely the biggest out of the three but really interesting. Thats part of the reason why I chose Art because the theory is literally so short. You definitely have a lot more study time etc. at home with art because its almost like one less subject to worry about. I did Art for jc and did well but you definitely have no advanatge over those who didnt do it. Don't be afraid of the project work. Its really not that bad, especially if you have a good art teacher. It certainly benefits the other two subjects that would be more content heavy. I honestly couldn't see myself doing anything else and would really recommend this choice. :relaxed:
evemc13
evemc13
im in sixth year atm doing biology, chemistry and geography. chem is definitely quite an understanding based subject and can be quite difficult. But since you are looking to go into the medical field you should pick it just to be safe. I personally love geography and its mainly just learning. the essays are not really essays as such as the content is learned and theres no real structure required except for the one at the end. Basically it’s nothing like English. I think ultimately geography would be less stressful than art and if you found it easy forJC then you have an aptitude for it.
friendsofsiri
Hey I'm in sixth year and I do bio, chem and geo. I would definitely recommond chem if you like science. I thought it was going to be a very hard subject but I found that once I practised past papers it is very manageable. It is probably my easiest subject (but I love science), especially with the choices in the exam. And if you are thinking about geo, just be careful about the essay writing. I didn't know just how many essays you have to learn.
elademir
elademir
Hi! I'm in 6th year and I do bio, chem and art. I would definitely recommend bio and chem, they are both very interesting and it's great when they overlap. I think if you pay attention in class for these subjects, your study will be a lot easier. and theconicalflask.ie have really good resources. I would highly recommend art! It's quite a relaxing subject, and I think it's good since you can take a break from the heavy academic subjects. Don't worry about how you will do in your project: your art will improve over the 2 years, and you will get marks for developing your ideas for your project too. You have art history too, which imo is quite straight forward! The most important thing is that you choose subjects that you have an interest in. ♡♡
Abbieedoyle
If you’re gonna do chemistry you have to keep on top of it or you will struggle, it is a big course, the calculations are easy if you practice them regularly, you do have to commit to it! im not sure about the other subjects.
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