Many parents and students have been asking if certain subjects are tough (or tougher than others).
As an educator and a parent, I would like to share that there is unfortunately no answer to this question. What is tough for one person, is easy for another. It all depends on the student's strengths and preferences.
Instead of simply asking "Is it tough?" (which most teachers in the groups can't answer), perhaps it is more useful to ask other questions about the subject.
What kind of topics are covered?
What is the exam format at O and N levels?
How does the subject contribute to graduation and future pathways?
What kind of students would enjoy the subject more?
Look for samples of textbooks, notes, assessment books etc to form an impression of the subject. Speak to the relevant subject teachers in the school - as the department teachers they clearly are most equipped to show you how the subject will be taught.
Finally, it is only a perception that some subjects are "tough". Sometimes it's misguided - the students currently taking it are complaining or at Sec 2 the students have not reached a maturity in their skill sets to handle various subject disciplines. Even within the subject, there are different topics which could be more challenging for some students. Choose a subject that you are ultimately comfortable with taking for 2 years - don't keep peeking over the fence, thinking that all the other subjects you didn't choose are so much easier.
Good luck students!
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