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It would really appreciate if someone could answer some of these questions about choosing my subjects for nat 5

I want to do a job that includes the environment or business or maybe even media/tech so not very set on what I want to do

I am not the best at english so I am wondering if media includes a lot of essays/writing?

If I take computing science would I just be stuck on those codinging games/course?

I really like biology and find it the easiest out of the three sciences but is it better to take two sciences?

Do you have to be good at drawing to take graphic communication ( I really liked creating a logo in graph com but I don't know if I could also do that in business)?

In what ways could a Nat 5 in RME go towards a job etc (because I enjoy it)?
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As someone who has gone through the Scottish system, I would recommend taking(to suit you):

Maths, English, Graphic comm, RME, Business, Biology, and ComSci

if you don't want to pursue a career in science, then there is really no point in making it harder for yourself and taking two sciences. You do not have to be good at drawing to excel in Graphic comm(as I took it for Nat5 as well). You will need Maths and English at Nat 5 level for every course, so you don't really have a choice in that. ComSci is boring asf but you mostly learn about databases(when I did it anyway). D0 take into account I did my Nat 5's in 2017 so the course has changed ALOT. But also the fact that I didn't study one ounce for my nat 5's and got AAAAACC and I got two C's in Graphics and ComSci and I hated those two subjects to death because It wasn't for me. I took Maths, English, Chem, Physics, Bio, ComSci, and Graphics.
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It would really appreciate if someone could answer some of these questions about choosing my subjects for nat 5

I want to do a job that includes the environment or business or maybe even media/tech so not very set on what I want to do

I am not the best at english so I am wondering if media includes a lot of essays/writing?

If I take computing science would I just be stuck on those codinging games/course?

I really like biology and find it the easiest out of the three sciences but is it better to take two sciences?

Do you have to be good at drawing to take graphic communication ( I really liked creating a logo in graph com but I don't know if I could also do that in business)?

In what ways could a Nat 5 in RME go towards a job etc (because I enjoy it)?
Computing science is not just about programming games so don’t worry

Can’t tell you about any other subjects that you thought about cause I haven’t done them but according to the 2nd paragraph I think you should pick English and maths as usual and then business, Biology or environmental science and computing science or admin/it.

Hope it helps
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If you are wanting to go into Environment it may be helpful to also take Chemistry, but you can crash higher that in S6 when you are more sure. But honestly just take subjects you like and if you don't have enough subjects you like take a random one (eg, health and food tech or drama) and you may end up loving it or if not you can just drop it after a year.
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It would really appreciate if someone could answer some of these questions about choosing my subjects for nat 5

I want to do a job that includes the environment or business or maybe even media/tech so not very set on what I want to do

I am not the best at english so I am wondering if media includes a lot of essays/writing?

If I take computing science would I just be stuck on those codinging games/course?

I really like biology and find it the easiest out of the three sciences but is it better to take two sciences?

Do you have to be good at drawing to take graphic communication ( I really liked creating a logo in graph com but I don't know if I could also do that in business)?

In what ways could a Nat 5 in RME go towards a job etc (because I enjoy it)?
I am currently studying nat 5 computing science and although it does include coding it also has a lot more to it. So far I've done a lot more theory than practical. You have to learn about computer systems, databases, web design and I think also software design. But I'd definitely recommend taking computing science, it will really help you in the future.

If you are wondering how many sciences you should take you should ask your teacher, they will be able to tell you how many is right for you looking at how you coped with previous tests, and how many you need for your career choice. But I would also look at the course content of the subjects, because your teacher/s may tell you that you will be able to cope with 2, but you know yourself best.

I know a lot of people who took graphic communication who aren't good at drawing, but they are doing well in graphic communication. If you like logo design I think graphic communication may be a better choice, I think it will be a bigger part of graph com, although I'm not entirely sure since I didn't take graph com or business.

I don't think RME is related directly to many jobs other than teaching, although it is probably good knowledge to have in many workplaces

Don't stress too much over your choices, if you decide you don't want to do something they're not set in stone, you can request to change it fairly easily. A lot of people switch in the first 5-6 months, they are ok with you changing your mind if you're not happy with your choices.
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I would keep ur options open at nat 5 honestly, I’m in S6 now and my subjects up until this year have been across a wide range, the more areas you can show you’re good at the better. That being said don’t take something if you really hate it and wouldn’t do great. I only really specialised into science last year but even then I had languages and humanities as well and now this year I do 3 science courses and history and I have a place at uni for anatomy! The subjects you pick for nat 5 don’t matter after highers
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I am currently studying nat 5 computing science and although it does include coding it also has a lot more to it. So far I've done a lot more theory than practical. You have to learn about computer systems, databases, web design and I think also software design. But I'd definitely recommend taking computing science, it will really help you in the future.

If you are wondering how many sciences you should take you should ask your teacher, they will be able to tell you how many is right for you looking at how you coped with previous tests, and how many you need for your career choice. But I would also look at the course content of the subjects, because your teacher/s may tell you that you will be able to cope with 2, but you know yourself best.

I know a lot of people who took graphic communication who aren't good at drawing, but they are doing well in graphic communication. If you like logo design I think graphic communication may be a better choice, I think it will be a bigger part of graph com, although I'm not entirely sure since I didn't take graph com or business.

I don't think RME is related directly to many jobs other than teaching, although it is probably good knowledge to have in many workplaces

Don't stress too much over your choices, if you decide you don't want to do something they're not set in stone, you can request to change it fairly easily. A lot of people switch in the first 5-6 months, they are ok with you changing your mind if you're not happy with your choices.
(Original post by Shamdog)
As someone who has gone through the Scottish system, I would recommend taking(to suit you):

Maths, English, Graphic comm, RME, Business, Biology, and ComSci

if you don't want to pursue a career in science, then there is really no point in making it harder for yourself and taking two sciences. You do not have to be good at drawing to excel in Graphic comm(as I took it for Nat5 as well). You will need Maths and English at Nat 5 level for every course, so you don't really have a choice in that. ComSci is boring asf but you mostly learn about databases(when I did it anyway). D0 take into account I did my Nat 5's in 2017 so the course has changed ALOT. But also the fact that I didn't study one ounce for my nat 5's and got AAAAACC and I got two C's in Graphics and ComSci and I hated those two subjects to death because It wasn't for me. I took Maths, English, Chem, Physics, Bio, ComSci, and Graphics.
thanks this helped yeah I am still undecided on whether to take computing science because my brother who took computing science for nat 5 dropped out as the teacher is very strict and just shoved him on a computer and as you said u didn't enjoy it so I will see
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Computing science is not just about programming games so don’t worry

Can’t tell you about any other subjects that you thought about cause I haven’t done them but according to the 2nd paragraph I think you should pick English and maths as usual and then business, Biology or environmental science and computing science or admin/it.

Hope it helps
thankyou and yeah it did
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If you are wanting to go into Environment it may be helpful to also take Chemistry, but you can crash higher that in S6 when you are more sure. But honestly just take subjects you like and if you don't have enough subjects you like take a random one (eg, health and food tech or drama) and you may end up loving it or if not you can just drop it after a year.
yeah I think I might take chemistry if I don't have enough subject thanks
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I would keep ur options open at nat 5 honestly, I’m in S6 now and my subjects up until this year have been across a wide range, the more areas you can show you’re good at the better. That being said don’t take something if you really hate it and wouldn’t do great. I only really specialised into science last year but even then I had languages and humanities as well and now this year I do 3 science courses and history and I have a place at uni for anatomy! The subjects you pick for nat 5 don’t matter after highers
Thankyou thats good to know that I can do something like that.
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I am currently studying nat 5 computing science and although it does include coding it also has a lot more to it. So far I've done a lot more theory than practical. You have to learn about computer systems, databases, web design and I think also software design. But I'd definitely recommend taking computing science, it will really help you in the future.

If you are wondering how many sciences you should take you should ask your teacher, they will be able to tell you how many is right for you looking at how you coped with previous tests, and how many you need for your career choice. But I would also look at the course content of the subjects, because your teacher/s may tell you that you will be able to cope with 2, but you know yourself best.

I know a lot of people who took graphic communication who aren't good at drawing, but they are doing well in graphic communication. If you like logo design I think graphic communication may be a better choice, I think it will be a bigger part of graph com, although I'm not entirely sure since I didn't take graph com or business.

I don't think RME is related directly to many jobs other than teaching, although it is probably good knowledge to have in many workplaces

Don't stress too much over your choices, if you decide you don't want to do something they're not set in stone, you can request to change it fairly easily. A lot of people switch in the first 5-6 months, they are ok with you changing your mind if you're not happy with your choices.
Thanks yeah hopefully I will get a but more graph com before we have to choose as I have not done much. It's good to know you do more than just coding in computing science and I hope at my school it will be like that too.
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