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Roeifksjfnv
What are the best subjects to do as an extra outside of school?

Hii!! My name's Ross, and I'm currently a TY going into 5th year this September. So, I made my subject choice recently and I chose Spanish, Business, Chemistry, and Biology. My "big aim" is medicine, so I really wanna try and maximise my points. What subjects do you recommend would be suitable for me to do outside of school by myself? I'm not 100% sure if I even wanna do an extra subject, but I was just hoping to get some opinions. I'm looking for something that wont be EXTREMELY time consuming, taking into consideration how much time the subjects I'm already doing will take up. Looking for a subject that would "balance?" itself out and be easy enough to do on the side of all the others. In the JC, I did Spanish, home ec, geo, history, and business and I did well in them all and found them fairly easy, although history was a lot of learning. I'm decent at rote learning, but can also deal with mathematical subjects. (Not Applied Maths) Anyways, that's all. Any answers appreciated!! Thank you! :smile:


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Roeifksjfnv
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GreenPotatoez
business 100% all it requires it rote learning and if you keep up with the actual business class you'll be grand. No project.
rosecoloredgirl
Economics is very easy and short, the new course is a bit longer than the old because of the project, as a 5th year going into 6th year we have 1/2 the course done already and is a very doable subject
wasCF
wasCF
I would have said Economics, however, that now has a project so it's no longer one to do outside of school. The new course is actually supposed to be a bit shorter though and they've taken out a good bit of the hard macro stuff. I'd definitely say Physics 100% though or Applied Maths. You are going for Medicine so you should be somewhat mathematically inclined. Physics doesn't require that much maths and is imo the subject of choice once you get past the experiment writeups (which is much less time consuming than a project). Very short course with a repetitive and nice exam paper. You'd really want to be good at Maths for Applied Maths though, but if you are, it's a no-brainer.
Azam
Azam
Possibly Russian. One year over 60 percent of people got an H1 in it. Thats possibly because they may come from Russia but it doesn't look too hard. If ur willing to put in an hour a day to it I'm sure you would do well in it.
Roeifksjfnv
@Azam, @wasCF, @rosecoloredgirl, @GreenPotatoez | Thanks for all your answers!! Really helpful. :)
Azam
Azam
No Problemo.
ciananpower
@Azam I'm very confident that the 60% H1 ratio on Russian is very much due to the vast vast majority of the students taking that test being native speakers. The exam has literature components if I recall correctly.
Azam
Azam
@ciananpower i see i just thought it would be easy as the H1 percentage was so so high.
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