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Unsure About Grade 11 Courses (Bio vs. Physics)

I’m not sure if I should change my grade 11 schedule. Here’s how it goes: Sem 1:
  • Functions (I’m good at math)
  • Physics (I did well in science in Grade 9 and 10, but I’m not planning on taking it in Grade 12)
Sem 2:
  • English (One of my weaker subjects, I hate it + it’s time consuming)
  • Chemistry (imo the easiest unit in science in Grade 9 and 10)
  • Biology (I struggled a bit to memorise the Grade 10 content)
(+ electives) I was thinking of possibly switching bio and physics since
  • I might have more time to study and memorise bio concepts in semester 1 since I only have 1 harder subject (but I did well in Math throughout high school) and studying for exams might also be easier for semester 1 as well
  • I usually get more burnt out in semester 2 (and the memorisation in bio might add onto that)
  • I read that physics requires math and I would have finished Gr 11 Math by sem 2
But I’m unsure of making this decision to change my courses since
  • I’m not sure if Grade 11 physics is harder than bio or more time consuming
  • If practicing and doing Math homework would take lots of the memorization time up
What would you think is a better decision? To take bio in semester 1 (switch bio and physics) or to keep my schedule as is? Which one would allow me to get better grades? Thanks in advance!

2 Answers

  1. 11 Physics is basically just really easy math, so it shouldn’t be a problem for you. I’d say that if you want high grades, you could switch.

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  2. Physics is definitely more difficult than bio, but it depends on what you plan to do. Most programs that require physics also require chem, so you need to take both, whereas programs like kinesiology will only require bio.

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