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2015

Posted January 16th, 2015 by

So I haven’t posted anything since last month – and by extension last year, as it is now 2015, which promises to be my final year of high school. VCE swimming pool analogies, I’m ready for you now.

I haven’t done a whole lot in in the holidays, which are quickly diminishing – no music things or tutorial installments as yet, but as I keep saying, I’ll get to that eventually… I think.

Oh, and just so you know, I managed to achieve Year 11 Dux for 2014, entitling me to a $50 reduction in my year 12 textbook costs – hooray for me. Hopefully I’ll be able to maintain my standards this year.

On another note, I’ve been doing a lot of programming lately, which has been consuming a lot of my time. I’ve been experimenting with Rust, which is a very interesting language indeed. I like it – I like it a lot. In fact, with all this programming, you’ll find most of my activity here on GitHub where I host most of my programming projects.

That’s all for now. More blogging to come at a later date.

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Methods Results

Posted December 15th, 2014 by

So today, unit 3 & 4 subject results came out, and it appears I got a 46 for Mathematical Methods (CAS). That’s pretty good, although to be honest, I was expecting slightly higher – maybe my working out for the exams wasn’t stringent enough – who knows.

On another note, I’ve finally had to return that trophy I got for the Chang Maths Award to the school (who should really consider cleaning it). I wonder who’s going to win it this year. It looks like I’m getting a couple of awards this Presentation Night, although I’m not really sure what ‘Special Academic Award’ means – hopefully something good.

Also, being a Music Captain is pretty fun. We had a meeting with all the music leaders last Thursday, and that went pretty well. Hopefully 2015 will be a good year in the music department.

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Maths Methods Exam 2

Posted November 6th, 2014 by

And so concludes my 2014 unit 3 & 4 VCE exams. Exam 2 was reasonably easy, although I probably made some stupid mistakes – I most likely got something around 78/80, but we’ll see eventually.

There wasn’t anything particularly difficult in this exam. I thought it was easier than last year’s exam 2, but some of the multiple choice needed a bit of thinking. This did have some different questions that hadn’t been seen in an exam for a while, and Tasmania Jones’s question was rather lack-luster in my opinion – he didn’t even have to escape a vat of acid or anything, all he did was observe an ice-block for 21 years.

But that’s the exam, and now all my assessment for Mathematical Methods is complete. All I have to deal with now is a bunch of unit 1 & 2 exams. Shouldn’t be too hard, except maybe the GMA exam which will no doubt be more difficult than the exam I just did today.

That’s all for now, more blogging to come at a later date.

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Maths Methods Exam 1

Posted November 5th, 2014 by

So I have now completed the 2014 Mathematical Methods (CAS) Exam 1 paper. It wasn’t too hard, although I made a stupid mistake on the very last part of the last question – I forgot to subtract 8 from my answer, which means I wrote 25 instead of 17. Oh well, it’s just one mark, and 39/40 is still pretty good.

Tomorrow I have Exam 2, which means I won’t be making any arithmetic errors – having a calculator makes that a lot easier.

We’ll see how it goes. Let’s hope 50 raw is still a possibility (even if it’s a small one)

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Exams

Posted November 4th, 2014 by

So tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, I’ll be sitting Mathematical Methods (CAS) Exam 1 and Exam 2 respectively – and so will a whole lot of people across the state of Victoria. Today, being Melbourne Cup day, is a public holiday, so I’m able to stay home and presumably do lots more practice exams in preparation for tomorrow.

At least VCAA exams should be a piece of cake compared to the likes of Kilbaha. We’ll see how it goes I suppose.

Oh, and I haven’t yet mentioned that I’m 2015 GWSC Music Captain – or Co-Music Captain, since there are two of us. I wonder if this will be motivation for me to actually put something in the currently empty Music section of this website… Maybe someday soon.

That’s all for now. I’m still writing the next couple of web development tutorials, but as you can imagine, I’m kind of busy at the moment. More blogging to come at a later date.

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