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3/11/2010 12:45:49 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Today, my principal came to my class to talk t abtu our options following the end of this year. Thwere are three options, and without divulging into them, let's just say I'm going onto 2 more years of school until my leaving exams.

So, I was given a list of subjects I can take for my leaving exams.

The options are:

Accounting
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Construction Studies
Economics
French
Geography
History
Physics

Other subjects exist, but since I haven't studied them up to now, it would be futile to take them.

Now, I'm choosing History, Economics, and French, in that order of preference. I have 3 more subjects to pick, by putting htem in preference of 4 to 6 In reality, I only do 4, but the other 2 are in case there isn't a class for one I have chosen)

I was considering doing Biology, Business Studies, Geography, or Physics.

Thoughts or recommendations?
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3/11/2010 12:49:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Biology. It is real easy, well it was for me at least. All you have to do is remember the names of some animals. And understand how a piece of poop can evolve into a human.

But seriously, Biology is the way to go.
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3/11/2010 12:49:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 12:48:18 PM, Nags wrote:
What do you want to do after college? What's your desired occupation?

I have no clue, but something in the area of history, politics, or business\economics.
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3/11/2010 12:50:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 12:45:49 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
I'm asking a bunch of Americans and maybe a few Canadians for advice on how to navigate a radically different education system they know very little about.

Well ****, what do you want to do with your life?
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3/11/2010 12:51:30 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 12:49:16 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:48:18 PM, Nags wrote:
What do you want to do after college? What's your desired occupation?

I have no clue, but something in the area of history, politics, or business\economics.

I asked too late.

Of the ones you said you're considering, go with business, as you're already taking history and that leaves all the areas you just listed here open.
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3/11/2010 12:52:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'd either go with Business Studies or Geography then. I think Business Studies is more applicable to practically any job, rather than Geography. I'd go with Geography if I wanted to be interested, and I'd go with Business Studies if I wanted to be somewhat interested but better prepared for a job.

And Ragnar, he's asking about school subjects, not how to navigate an educational system.
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3/11/2010 12:55:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 12:52:47 PM, Nags wrote:
And Ragnar, he's asking about school subjects, not how to navigate an educational system.

Picking when to take what subjects is part of that. In different systems, one may have more difficulty taking one thing at some later point and less difficulty taking another.
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3/11/2010 12:56:11 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
This is Ireland we're talking about. Panda, all you should be looking for is easy points, which is why you should take geography and stay as far away from biology as you can (it is interesting though). Is applied maths an option?
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3/11/2010 12:59:37 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 12:55:39 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:52:47 PM, Nags wrote:
And Ragnar, he's asking about school subjects, not how to navigate an educational system.

Picking when to take what subjects is part of that. In different systems, one may have more difficulty taking one thing at some later point and less difficulty taking another.

Indication of what's required:

Biology -- http://www.examinations.ie...

Geography -- http://www.examinations.ie...

Business Studies -- http://www.examinations.ie...

Physics -- http://www.examinations.ie...
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3/11/2010 1:00:07 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 12:56:11 PM, badger wrote:
This is Ireland we're talking about. Panda, all you should be looking for is easy points, which is why you should take geography and stay as far away from biology as you can (it is interesting though). Is applied maths an option?

It's there, but it was said it rarely ends up as a viable class.
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3/11/2010 1:01:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 12:59:37 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Geography -- http://www.examinations.ie...

Oh. Your geography is much different (in terms of content) than geography in the States. I'd definitely go with Business Studies.
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3/11/2010 1:02:49 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
The first question on business studies is taxes?

Lawl, you know you want it Panda.
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3/11/2010 1:04:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:01:47 PM, Nags wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:59:37 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Geography -- http://www.examinations.ie...

Oh. Your geography is much different (in terms of content) than geography in the States. I'd definitely go with Business Studies.

Oh ok.
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3/11/2010 1:04:25 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:00:07 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:56:11 PM, badger wrote:
This is Ireland we're talking about. Panda, all you should be looking for is easy points, which is why you should take geography and stay as far away from biology as you can (it is interesting though). Is applied maths an option?

It's there, but it was said it rarely ends up as a viable class.

Not enough people take it because the name scares them. It's a lot easier than honours maths, it has one of the highest percentages of As in the leaving cert. Look at the exam papers, you get 10 questions to do 6. DCG is another good choice if you're looking for points even though I don't think you named it there.
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3/11/2010 1:05:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:02:49 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
The first question on business studies is taxes?

Lawl, you know you want it Panda.

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3/11/2010 1:06:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:04:25 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:00:07 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:56:11 PM, badger wrote:
This is Ireland we're talking about. Panda, all you should be looking for is easy points, which is why you should take geography and stay as far away from biology as you can (it is interesting though). Is applied maths an option?

It's there, but it was said it rarely ends up as a viable class.

Not enough people take it because the name scares them. It's a lot easier than honours maths, it has one of the highest percentages of As in the leaving cert. Look at the exam papers, you get 10 questions to do 6. DCG is another good choice if you're looking for points even though I don't think you named it there.

You mean drawing? Yeah I didn't do that up to now.
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3/11/2010 1:06:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Why exactly does he want to go for nothing but easy A's in Ireland badger?

And half of that geography exam is geology, wierd.
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3/11/2010 1:11:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:04:06 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:01:47 PM, Nags wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:59:37 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Geography -- http://www.examinations.ie...

Oh. Your geography is much different (in terms of content) than geography in the States. I'd definitely go with Business Studies.

Oh ok.

I'm taking a class named "World Geography" next year. This is the course description:
"This course will examine the physical and human aspects of Latin America, the Middle East, Australia, and Micronesia. Emphasis will be placed on Geographic skills, concepts, social and cultural differences and the relationship of past events to present realities."

I think your geography has more to do with the dictionary definition of geography: the study of the Earth's surface; or physical geography. Geography in the states is human geography, rather than physical geography.
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3/11/2010 1:11:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:06:04 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Why exactly does he want to go for nothing but easy A's in Ireland badger?

And half of that geography exam is geology, wierd.

Well, that's why it counts as a Science.
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3/11/2010 1:12:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:11:34 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:06:04 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Why exactly does he want to go for nothing but easy A's in Ireland badger?

And half of that geography exam is geology, wierd.

Well, that's why it counts as a Science.

Geography counts as a Social Studies in the US.
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3/11/2010 1:15:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:12:10 PM, Nags wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:11:34 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:06:04 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Why exactly does he want to go for nothing but easy A's in Ireland badger?

And half of that geography exam is geology, wierd.

Well, that's why it counts as a Science.

Geography counts as a Social Studies in the US.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

Ah, it's a humanities :S!!
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3/11/2010 1:18:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:11:22 PM, Nags wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:04:06 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:01:47 PM, Nags wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:59:37 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Geography -- http://www.examinations.ie...

Oh. Your geography is much different (in terms of content) than geography in the States. I'd definitely go with Business Studies.

Oh ok.

I'm taking a class named "World Geography" next year. This is the course description:
"This course will examine the physical and human aspects of Latin America, the Middle East, Australia, and Micronesia. Emphasis will be placed on Geographic skills, concepts, social and cultural differences and the relationship of past events to present realities."

I think your geography has more to do with the dictionary definition of geography: the study of the Earth's surface; or physical geography. Geography in the states is human geography, rather than physical geography.

lol weird! sounds like a book based off jared diamond's book :P
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
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3/11/2010 1:20:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:06:03 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:04:25 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:00:07 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 12:56:11 PM, badger wrote:
This is Ireland we're talking about. Panda, all you should be looking for is easy points, which is why you should take geography and stay as far away from biology as you can (it is interesting though). Is applied maths an option?

It's there, but it was said it rarely ends up as a viable class.

Not enough people take it because the name scares them. It's a lot easier than honours maths, it has one of the highest percentages of As in the leaving cert. Look at the exam papers, you get 10 questions to do 6. DCG is another good choice if you're looking for points even though I don't think you named it there.

You mean drawing? Yeah I didn't do that up to now.

You'd pick it up easily. 40% of it is a project on solidworks which is class, but you mightn't do great without a good teacher.
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3/11/2010 1:22:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:20:12 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:06:03 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

You mean drawing? Yeah I didn't do that up to now.

You'd pick it up easily. 40% of it is a project on solidworks which is class, but you mightn't do great without a good teacher.

How do you know so much about the Irish education system?
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3/11/2010 1:24:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:22:09 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:20:12 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:06:03 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

You mean drawing? Yeah I didn't do that up to now.

You'd pick it up easily. 40% of it is a project on solidworks which is class, but you mightn't do great without a good teacher.

How do you know so much about the Irish education system?

My ancestors are Irish.
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3/11/2010 1:27:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:24:48 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:22:09 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:20:12 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:06:03 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

You mean drawing? Yeah I didn't do that up to now.

You'd pick it up easily. 40% of it is a project on solidworks which is class, but you mightn't do great without a good teacher.

How do you know so much about the Irish education system?

My ancestors are Irish.

As in, parents?
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3/11/2010 1:28:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:27:03 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:24:48 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:22:09 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:20:12 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:06:03 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

You mean drawing? Yeah I didn't do that up to now.

You'd pick it up easily. 40% of it is a project on solidworks which is class, but you mightn't do great without a good teacher.

How do you know so much about the Irish education system?

My ancestors are Irish.

As in, parents?

Yes.
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3/11/2010 1:29:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/11/2010 1:28:43 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:27:03 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 3/11/2010 1:24:48 PM, badger wrote:

My ancestors are Irish.

As in, parents?

Yes.

Ah. That would explain it.

From what part of the country?
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