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Well... I do 6 subjects at school, including English and maths, and 5 of which are at a higher level (Computing, French, Modern Studies). The sixth one is Nat 5 Chemistry. I started school in October 2019 as I arrived in Scotland the month prior. Now I feel overwhelmed since I have to catch up what I've missed, and need to study what we have done online. I think dropping a subject (Modern studies) may help because it's quite complex and my class has done 6 units when I was not in Scotland. So will it be helpful to drop it or I just need to continue studying? I feel I am under so much pressure, lost and even haunted by overthinking of what will happen. Thank you in advance!
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drop it if you feel it'll help. Maybe schedule when to do stuff
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Hey! I'm studying Higher Modern Studies too, and at higher you also build up on national 5 work. If you're overwhelmed and you do feel as though your struggling then it probably is the best subject to drop, but you could maybe speak to your teacher or year head/guidance teacher and see if there's any way that they could support you further? Good luck!
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drop it if you feel it'll help. Maybe schedule when to do stuff
I'm working on a timetable. Thank you! <3
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I'm working on a timetable. Thank you! <3
brilliant it'll really help
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Hey! I'm studying Higher Modern Studies too, and at higher you also build up on national 5 work. If you're overwhelmed and you do feel as though your struggling then it probably is the best subject to drop, but you could maybe speak to your teacher or year head/guidance teacher and see if there's any way that they could support you further? Good luck!
I talked to her many times. She eventually gave me the Democracy in the UK book (The one with a brown cover) to study from, but I feel it's a bit too wordy and full of extra info. I think I'm gonna skip some bits here and there. What do you think? Plus, thank you, Amy! (I hope this is your name)
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I talked to her many times. She eventually gave me the Democracy in the UK book (The one with a brown cover) to study from, but I feel it's a bit too wordy and full of extra info. I think I'm gonna skip some bits here and there. What do you think? Plus, thank you, Amy! (I hope this is your name)
Hey! Yeah, I'm Amy! BBC Bitesize is also really good for just getting the main ideas at National 5 level - I found that helped a lot, also Leckie & Leckie study guides are really helpful (you can get them cheap on Amazon or sometimes they are free on the Kindle App if you just keep checking Amazon). The main part that you need to know is the knowledge because you have to provide very up-to-date examples when you're writing paragraphs which are easy to find if you just google it or just read some news articles every few days or so. It is difficult but I'm sure that you'll find something that works for you, whether it's dropping it or not. Good luck
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Just do 4 Highers and drop Mods. I made this thread for languages, so it might help you with French: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=2320896
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If you want to go to university, you only need 4 highers, most périple just do 5 in case something goes wrong with one of them (unless you want to do medicine). I would suggest dropping Modern Studies and focusing on the 4 highers. Is there a reason for doing Nat 5 chemistry this year, or could you do it in S6? Another option is to push Nat 5 Chemistry back a year and keep doing 5 highers
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