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cmac246
is starting a new subject in sixth yr a bad idea?

I’m an average student getting five H2s & one H1 in english (on average). I’m doing applied math outside of school, but I’m not sure I’ll get a H2/H1. Is it worth taking up classical studies instead? I’m prepared to do the reading & my best subjects are history and english, but if there’s not a good chance of getting a H2/H1 I’m not sure I’ll bother. I’d love to hear how other people found the course/if they think it’s possible?


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LeMan100
LeMan100
Hi, you sound more than an average student to me. I was averaging a lot better in fifth year with similar grades that you're getting in sixth year, so good on you firstly for mantaining it. I wouldn't recommend taking up too many new subjects, you'll only be given points based on your best six, you know. I know someone who did Classics who was like the best in their school because it was quite rare but it would be because they had a great historical interest. Do it if it's manageable, although it would be helpful to get in touch with a Classics teacher or get few grinds. I'm doing sixth year all over again and I'm dropping some subjects and taking on a new one. Classics is a good subject, just make sure that you can keep on top of everything. If you're more a historical person than a mathsy one, I would do it but if you prefer numbers, go with the applied maths.
cmac246
cmac246
Thanks for your reply! I'm going to try it until Christmas and see how it goes :) good luck this year!!
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