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#1 star2003

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 07:40 PM

hey, got to pick my subjects soon and just wondered what you lot think were the hardest and easiest highers. tongue.gif

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 08:10 PM

They're all hard. Highers are horrible. Make like a sensible person and go to college and be a hairdresser!

Although, French was my easiest. Still hard though.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 08:28 PM

Computing/Maths was my easiest but it was my favourite 2, so I probably was quite a swat in those too.

Physics was quite tricky I thought!

but they all require a lot of effort and studying!
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:10 PM

Spanish has the highest pass rate for a subject with >1,000 candidates with 85.9% passing. French isn't far behind with 82.5% and Physical Education a close third with 81.9% passing. In contrast, English only had a pass rate of 66.3% last year making it have the lowest pass rate for subjects with >1,000 candidates.
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:28 PM

Well i think that english was the hardest and the easiest was Modern Studies but that was because i really liked it and did loadsa revision!

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:36 PM

i think to an extent this is a personal thing.

for example may people find at least one of the arty subjects easiest if they have abilty in say music or art that was natural. Also subjects where you have a keen interest and you have researched the subject in your own time

This is why my easiest subjects are computing and music(maths to an extent)


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE(Dave @ Feb 18 2005, 09:36 PM)
i think to an extent this is a personal thing.

for example may people find at least one of the arty subjects easiest if they have abilty in say music or art that was natural. Also subjects where you have a keen interest and you have researched the subject in your own time

This is why my easiest subjects are computing and music(maths to an extent)

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Absolutely, for instance some people are great at the sciences but poor at more creative/subjective subjects such as English.
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:52 PM

yes that logic/creative divide is a thing to do with the brain functionality and it a gender thing as well...from what i see on the tv

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:59 PM

I don't know too much about what causes the divide and that issue of varied brain functionality to be honest, but I think it is quite controversial, especially regarding inferior abilities due to gender!
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:00 PM

in relation to gender "controversial" somehow seens to tame a word wink.gif

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:05 PM

Quite! - By the way, congrats Dave for having the new highest post count on HSN. You also had the "1337" number of posts a minute ago. Where's Ally? He needs to pull his socks up! biggrin.gif
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:09 PM

cool.gif yeah ally and i have been fighting over the top spot for a couple of days now but i have built up quite a large gap just being on tonight

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:32 PM

subjects like Computing, Admin and Accounts are easy 'cos it's just facts you need to know.


geography, english and business management and subjects like that are harder 'cos you need to go a bit deeper with questions and its not just a case of regurgitating whats in the textbook


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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:38 PM

i dont know if i agree with that you see all higher exams have a set percentage of questions "on an unfamilair context" aka problem solving

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:47 PM

fair enough but in the 'easier' subjects most of the time it's still just repeating notes and not applying your own ideas

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:51 PM

i suppose you are right for the majority of subjects

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:58 PM

i think that you should go for subjects that you know you would enjoy and from what you liked from the subjects you have done before eg standard grades (and highers)
you should know youself the type of subjects you do well at artistic, mathematical, etc
and of course some subjects you will only be allowed to do if you have done it before and done ok in it

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:17 PM

i think you should go for subjects that will be of use to you after you leave school be that for university or otherwise

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 11:18 PM

Personally for me my hardest subject was Higher English, mainly because it was soooo boring! Chemistry is quite difficult, but if you put the work in, it should be a breeze.

Easiest (or least difficult), because I enjoy it (ohmy.gif), is probably Maths.

Personally I think if you just put the hard work in you should be able to get high grades, although obviously there'll be some subjects you're naturally better in.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:24 PM

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geography, english and business management and subjects like that are harder 'cos you need to go a bit deeper with questions and its not just a case of regurgitating whats in the textbook


My geography teacher would certainly query that - due to the frequency the same questions come up, it is basically regurgitating the notes.
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