before my grade 11 days are over, i finalized my course selections for the next semester.
Because i had plenty of credits from the subjects at CCSHS (including the Filipino subject) , I have less courses to take to complete the 80 credit requirement for graduation 1 course = 4 credits. I only need to take 6 courses this year (as opposed to 8), in which 2 of them i can withdraw
or fail and still graduate. I would take Guitar 11, Beginner's Japanese 11, English 12, Biology 12, Calculus 12 and Career Transitions 12.
Luckily, I took Math 12, Physics 12 and Chemistry 12 already, because these are the courses that many people fail which of course, I passed with flying colours xD. And they were all enthusiastic
and scared when they knew that I took them all in one semester, which is perfectly abnormal for an eleventh grade student. All I can say is I'm used to that kind of pressure and amount of work already. In fact, that semester seemed "normal" for me, i mean I had time to check my friendster and mail everyday, slack off the weekends and play auditionPH every night..but why does it sound so scary?
Because its not just passing these courses to graduate, you still need to have : 80 hours of Physical Fitness, 30 hours of Volunteer Work, and 30 hours of Paid Work. Aside from that, more than 80% of the student population has had their permanent part time jobs already, because university tuition is one hell of a lot. I forgot to say that here, parents doesn't have the obligation to pay for their children's tuition, so it is up to us. I don't have a job yet, not because I don't need the money, but it is because my family is used to put studies as first priority. My mom told me that I will be working all the days of my life, so just give this time first to studying. But really, I want to start working, I believe I can manage to do it together with academics.
And here goes my chance! Since I only have 6 courses, my counselor put 2 courses this semester and the 4 courses on the 2nd semester. It did shock me at first, because it is my first time since.. grade 3 i think, to have no afternoon classes. and I only have the language subjects this semester, so I'm gonna miss math and science classes :( I will be working in the afternoons, and may God bless me so I could check my friendster again, slack off and play. xD