I'm facing the choice that all of us will facing sooner or later this year, year 12 subject selection. I'm currently doing 3 unit maths and English, Economics, Chemistry and Physics, making up 12 units. I've already decided I'm not doing extension 2 English or Maths, because it's just not worth it considering the time and effort I have to put in to get a decent mark. But the problem now is that I want to keep doing all 12 units, and mum wants me to drop one of either Economics, Chemistry or Physics, and do only 10 units.
She thinks I should cut out everything unnecessary and focus all of my time on only the necessary works, and not have to waste time on 2 units that aren't going to count towards my ATAR.
Her logic makes sense, but I feel that it leaves no wriggle room at all if something goes wrong. What if I find that the extensions are too hard or that I'm just not getting one of the subjects. What if I can tell that one of the subjects will get a bad mark? Wouldn't it be better to be able to drop that subject?
But it's not just about another option in year 12, it's also about another option in university. It would be to my advantage to have done one more subject. That knowledge might be the keys to doors of opportunity that I might otherwise have missed out on.
But it is true that the time spent on one extra subject may well impact on the results of my other subjects. Year 12 is definitely going to be harder and I might not have time, or maybe just that I would get better results if I'm not doing that one extra subject.
So I need help, what do you think? What you doing? 10 units or 12 units?