With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.
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Hey guys I'm in Grade 12 and I'm not sure if I should take a spare this year. I had really good marks in Grade 11 (94 average for the entire year). I had 8 courses in grade 11, but I'm not sure if i should keep 8 courses in grade 12. I'm thinking of dropping data management. Do you think it is worth it? Is data hard? Will having 7 courses make me unable to gain time management skills for university? I'm planning to go into chemistry or physics.
Hi, I need to pick courses for grade 12 and was wondering which course out of these is easier in terms of content/work load:
HZT4U - Philosophy - or -
HHS4U - Families in Canada. Also thoughts on BOH4M - business. mgmt. - or - BBB4M - int. business would be appreciated. :) Also any tips you have for these courses or any online tools such as class websites, old tests, notes, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A lot of people say I'm a bright kid but I have horrible study habits. Like atrocious. I finished grade 10 with an 86% but I know I could have done better. I want to aim for low to mid nineties in grade 11 and 12. What technics and habits did you guys develop and use to get high marks? Any advice is welcome.
Hey, I'm from Toronto and in a TDSB high school, I did ENG4U in summer school so I can get that out of my schedule, however I ended up unexpectedly with a 68% (thought I did well in the course and with the ISU culminating, until the exam). The question is, should I redo ENG4U? I'm not good in English because I moved to Canada when I was 6 (English was not my first language), I am just worried about trying to get into university, more specifically a business program in or around the GTA. I enjoy math and all my other marks are 80%+, for example I got a 91 in MCR3U, and 84% in accounting.
I've been commonly told that high school from grade 9 and 10 is irrelevant and easy; however, grade 11 is supposedly the hardest from high school. In my school, it's called "The Year of Tears" in my school. Is there any tips, experiences that any of you guys are willing to share?
Throughout the years of high school, my performance in math and other subjects have been rubbish! I am going to go to grade 12 in few weeks and I have a few questions!
I took a grade 12 course in Gr. 11 (advanced functions). I did not fail that class (got above 70%) but I was not satisfied with it so I repeated in summer school and ended up with a 99%.
I want to know if I have any chance of getting into Schulich, QC, and other excellent Business courses. My grade 11 mark for math was below 60% but I passed. Is this going to affect my admissions? I am really worried!
Going into Grade 12 and I have International Business and World Issues online. I just moved to a new school and they have limited options in terms of courses. I could only take these two courses online plus I have it first semester so it obviously counts a lot. I realize that their generally bird courses, but anyone who's taken an online course in day school, how did you find it? Also, any tips for doing well in online courses would be greatly appreciated.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with transferring to Mcmaster's CS program. I would be an international transfer student. I saw that their enrollment number is like 60/70 people. That seems very limited so is the program rigorous or just for outstanding students? Yes, I've read their transfer student information but I would like a more personal approach. Also, I just like hearing what you guys have to say on this site because it's from personal experience. If you have transferred from within Canada, or to a different program than CS, I would appreciate that feedback as well. Thanks!
Hi, I recently received my grade 11 schedule and I'm debating on whether or not to make some changes.
I think it's best if I left my schedule the way it is because I've heard functions is hard and I want to solely focus on that subject without any other heavy course loads interfering with the way I work. If I switched Accounting or Anthropology to second semester, I wouldn't have English or French with the original teachers who mark really easy.
My questions are do you guys think I should make changes to my schedule? How hard is it to work with two science courses in the same semester? Are there heavy course loads for Accounting, Law, and Anthropology?
Hey, I am a high school student aiming to get an admission into chemical engineering at Waterloo next year. I had an inquiry about the admission process. I know that it is mandatory for me to take 5 specific courses (2 Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English) but I wanted to know if it compulsory for me to submit these five courses and count them in my top 6 courses. Can I take these 5 courses but submit other easy courses to boost my average?
So I'm going into grade 12 next week and the university course I want to get into requires one math. Problem is I'm terrible at math in grade 9 academic I got a 63, in grade 10 academic I got a 62 and 11U I got a 51 went to summer school and failed. I need at least a 75 which is the cut off range but obviously that shouldn't be the aim my aim is an 80 but how is that gonna be possible with my previous math marks? Please help if you've taken data how was the course? My other grades are fine though if my math mark wasn't a 51 my average would have been in the 80's
Thank you so much for reading this because I need your help NOW! I received my schedule for my senior year and at the bottom there was a guidance appointment saying that since my timetable was incomplete I needed to meet with my guidance counselor. My schedule is far from the ideal schedule I don't have physics, nor do I have exercise science. And I have grade 12 English the 1st semester. How messed up is that? I am new so I didn't have the prereqs for any of the grade 12 courses except bio and math. So I took grade 11 english and chem during the summer. Now I want to take grade11 physics during the 1st semester.
Is it possible for me to take four courses in my day school and a physics course outside of school? Can I change the arrangement of my courses for example, replace grade 12 eng with grade 12 bio?